Daniel Hand, Portland Snare Team Championships In CIAC Boys Golf

HARWINTON/NEW BRITAIN, CT — Some familiar names sat atop the leaderboard at the conclusion of the CIAC Division II and Division III golf tournaments early Tuesday afternoon.

Daniel Hand High School of Madison posted a 306 team score to top runner-up Killingly by 12 strokes at the D-II event at Fairview Farm Golf Club in Harwinton. Three Tigers finished in the individual top five: Kasimir Lesnik tied for second with a 75, while Jonathan Dolph and Reece Scott were among four players tied for fourth with 76. Freshman Kyle Beaudry added a 79 for Hand, which won the title for the third time in the past four springs.

Holden Sullivan of RHAM fired an even-par 72 to win individual medalist honors.

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In the D-III tournament at Stanley Golf Course in New Britain, Luke Stennett of Portland posted a blistering 3-under par 68 to lap the field, winning the individual medalist honors by eight strokes over Shane Luca of East Catholic. His efforts led the Highlanders to a 17-stroke victory over East Catholic, Portland’s second straight D-III crown and third consecutive state championship, having won the D-IV title in 2021.

Portland’s Quinn Lapinski shot 78 to tie for fifth, and Joseph LaMalfa tied for 10th with an 80.

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Here are the top three teams and top five individuals in each event. Click the headers for complete results.


1. Daniel Hand, 306
2. Killingly, 318
3. RHAM, 319

1. Holden Sullivan, RHAM, 72 (E)
2. (tie) Kasimir Lesnik, Daniel Hand, 75
2. (tie) Max Baldwin, Tolland, 75
4. (tie) Bradley Sawka, Ellington, 76
4. (tie) Jonathan Dolph, Daniel Hand, 76
4. (tie) Logan Gagnon, Killingly, 76
4. (tie) Reece Scott, Daniel Hand, 76


1. Portland, 313
2. East Catholic, 330
3. North Branford, 334

1. Luke Stennett, Portland, 68 (-3)
2. Shane Luca, East Catholic, 76
3. (tie) Jack Wise, Cromwell, 77
3. (tie) Jack O’Brien, North Branford, 77
5. (tie) Quinn Lapinski, Portland, 78
5. (tie) Matthew Downs, St. Paul, 78

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