The Brunswick School golf team won the Hotchkiss Invitational tournament by 21 strokes over runner-up Salisbury School at the Hotchkiss School Golf Course on Saturday afternoon.
The Bruins’ tournament-record five-score aggregate of 182 was paced by junior Chase Caffray’s sizzling round of 1-under par 34 over nine holes. Matt Camel fired an even-par 35, while Charlie Marvin carded a 36. Bladen Smith fired a 38 and Owen Hayes shot a 39.
“To be honest, I think there may have been a bit of extra motivation today as we finished second last year by a single stroke in this event,” Bruins coach Anthony Fischetti said. I’m not sure, however, that we expected a performance like this, especially considering we were missing two of our top-four players. To average a 36.4 and shoot a total of just seven strokes over par for five players is exceptional high school golf. We’re very pleased right now.”
Host Hotchkiss was a shot behind Salisbury in third place with 204, followed by South Kent (219), Canterbury (231), and Trinity-Pawling (245). Brunswick (7-0) plays St. Luke’s at Bedford Golf & Tennis Club on Monday.
Racing for the Richard Curtis Trophy against Salisbury, Brunswick’s first varsity boat placed second on Saturday. The Bruins won the varsity 2, 3 and 4 races against Salisbury.
Overall, the Bruins and Crimson Knights share a 7-7 record in Richard Curtis Trophy races.
The Bruins will battle Fairfield Prep for the Kulaga Cup on April 27, at Captain’s Cove Marina in Bridgeport.
Salisbury won the first varsity race with a time of 4:42.4, while Brunswick placed second in 4:49.4
Brunswick’s second boat won its race in 5:08.1, while Salisbury was the runner-up (5:12.1). The Bruins’ third boat clocked in at 5:35.5 for a victory and their fourth boat won their race in 5:38.2