Playing under dark clouds and increasing winds, a storm was brewing toward the end of Greenwich’s match against FCIAC boys golf foe Ridgefield Tuesday afternoon at The Millbrook Club.
But the Cardinals and Tigers were still able to complete their nine-hole rounds, enabling Greenwich to continue its season of perfection.
Defending FCIAC champion Greenwich improved to 19-0 by registering a 159-179 win over Ridgefield in a match that ended just as a big thunderstorm began. Junior Billy Nail shot a 37 for Greenwich while teammate Jackson Fretty, also a junior, carded a 40.
Junior Mark Habeeb shot a 43, while junior Oliver Frossell finished with a 44 for Ridgefield, which is 8-5 overall and 8-4 in the FCIAC.
“I bogeyed the first three holes, but I got a shot back with a birdie on five,” Nail said. “This is my home course, so I wanted to put up a good score here.”
Greenwich will put its undefeated record on the line Wednesday against rival Darien at Wee Burn Country Club.
“It’s been a good season, for most of us, this is our third year together,” Nail said. “We are looking forward to competing in FCIACs and states.”
Said Fretty: “Every round this season, everyone has done pretty well. Everyone on our team is capable of having a great round in any match.”
Fretty recovered from a shaky start to post his round of 40.
“A 40 isn’t bad considering I shot a 9 on the first hole,” Fretty said. “One bad hole can ruin your round, but I scrapped it out there and was able to keep my round respectable.”
Juniors Ben Ropiak and Chris Magliocco continued their strong seasons for the Cards by shooting a 41 and senior teammate Jacob Pennella posted a 42.
“Millbrook is a challenging course, but our guys played well,” GHS coach Jeff Santilli said. “We’re glad we were able to get this match win, considering the weather.”
GREENWICH 159, RIDGEFIELD 179
at The Millbrook Club
Records: Greenwich 19-0; Ridgefield 8-5
Greenwich — Billy Nail 37; Jackson Fretty 40; Ben Ropiak 41;Chris Magliocco 41.
Ridgefield — Mark Habeeb 43; Oliver Frossell 44; Heston Pinard 45; Chris Flynn 47.