October 8, 2013

HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Ruffing shoots 68 to lead KVAC qualifiers

Kennebec Journal Staff

VASSALBORO -- Maranacook senior Luke Ruffing shot 4-under par 68 Tuesday to lead individual qualifiers at the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A and B team and individual qualifying at Natanis Golf Course.

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A GOOD DAY: Maranacook’s Luke Ruffing hits onto the ninth green during the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference qualifying tournament Tuesday at Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro. Ruffing was the top individual qualifier in Class B, shooting 68. Maranacook also qualified for the state team tournament.

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WATCH IT GO: MCI’s Gavin Dugas tees off on the10th hole Tuesday during the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B qualifier at Natanis Golf Club in Vassalboro. Dugas shot 74 to qualify for the individual tournament.

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"I had the putter going today," said Ruffing, who made five birdies on the Arrowhead Course and tied his low score at Natanis. "It was a little wet and very windy."

Ruffing, who has finished runner-up the past two seasons, will be among the favorites at the Class B state individual tournament on Oct. 19 at Natanis. Ruffing's Maranacook squad was among five Class B teams in the KVAC to qualify for Saturday's team championships at Natanis.

Also qualifying for the team championship in Class B were Maine Central Institute, Camden Hills, Erskine Academy and Lincoln Academy. Class A schools that qualified were Edward Little, Bangor, Skowhegan, Brunswick and Oxford Hills.

Maine Central Institute qualified four players for the individual title led by Gavin Dugas who shot 74. Carter Pearl qualified at 81, Trevor Kitchin at 82 and Eric Dugas at 83. Also qualifying in Class B were Mt. View's Erik Larrabee (74) and Erskine's Luke Atchison (84). Class A individual qualifiers included Cony's Ben Leet (78) and Messalonskee's Billy Rollins (83) and Kalib Bernatchez (85).

Girls qualifying for the schoolgirl tournament Oct. 19 at Natanis included Lawrence's Kelsie Dessent (83), Erskine's Ashley Chubbuck (91) and Mt. View's Cassidy Gerrish (109).


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