BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston Golf team recently finished with a fourth place team finish at the Union County Championships at Galloping Hill Golf Course. A fourth place finish is commendable in the highly competitive Union County Watchung Division, competing against teams like Westfield and Oratory Prep who are ranked in the top 10 in the state.
Oratory’s Justin Susarchick won the individual contest with a score of 74, followed by Bear Mooney and Sean Taylor, both from Westfield. The top score for the Highlanders was recorded by Eddie Sot, with a score of 78. This was good enough to tie for 4th place.
Sot was named to the 1st team All-Union County Conference (AUCC) after the tournament. Also scoring well for GL was Brent Faecher, finishing with a score of 84. Faecher was named to the 2nd team All-Union County Conference. Strong scores for the Highlanders were also logged in by Quinn Haddad and Matt Rice with 86 and 87, respectively.
The Westfield Blue Devils continued their high caliber performance this season and took first place in the Watchung Division, followed by Oratory Prep, Scotch Plains-Fanwood and GL.
On May 2nd the GL golf team was back to their regular season schedule. GL faced Elizabeth and defeated them by a wide margin of 182-248. GL’s win was led by seniors Carmine Cioffi and Andrew DelDuca, both tying for the low round of the day at 43. Assisting in the Highlander victory was sophomore Domenick Pellegrini and junior Haddad.
On May 3, GL recorded their fifth straight win by defeating Jonathan Dayton by a score of 166-184. The Highlanders were led by Sot shooting a 38 for the low round of the match. Contributing to the victory were Rice and Haddad, both posting excellent scores of 42 and Faecher with a strong score of 44.
With these recent wins, GL has improved their record to 6-3 and has officially qualified for the NJ State Sectional Tournament which takes place on May 16 at Running Deer Golf Club in Pittsgrove.