Kellen Adickes, sophomore at Lincoln Academy: Adickes tied for second in the Class B championships last year with a 77. He was also second in junior flight at the Maine Event, shooting an 81 and then a 71.
Connor Albert, Senior Greely: Albert is one of two returning all-SMAA first-team picks for the Rangers along with Will Klein, and he placed sixth in the Maine Junior Golf Championship after finishing second the previous year.
Yarmouth Junior Andrew Cheever: There’s no set ladder for the talent-rich Clippers, but Cheever is as good a candidate for the No. 1 spot as any. It finished tied for second in Class B last year, with a score of 5 out of 77.
Quinn Dillon, Senior Gorham: The Rams reclaim their No. 1 after shooting 76 to tie for second in last year’s Class A championship. Dillon also played in the Maine Junior Golf Championship, placing 13th with an 81 and an 85.
Falmouth Senior Paul Dilworth: After netting 77 goals to tie for fourth at last year’s Class A Championships, Dilworth is back as the best player for a Navigators team looking to repeat as state champions.
Lucas Flaherty, South Portland senior: Outstanding since his freshman season, Flaherty hit an even par 72 to win last year’s Class A individual title by four strokes. The southpaw finished tied for 28th in the Maine Event, shooting 75-79.
Falmouth Junior John Hwang: Hwang shot a 78 to finish tied for sixth at last year’s Class A championships. He is a returning first-team all-conference player and will power another great Navigators team.
Eli Spaulding, Freeport Junior: Possibly the best teenage golfer in the state, Spaulding followed up his individual 4 Under 68 and Class B victory by winning his second consecutive Maine junior golf title this summer.
Austin Stromick, Brunswick Jr.: The only senior in an experienced Dragons side, Stromick is back as Brunswick’s No.
Ruth Weeks, Senior Greely: Weeks tied for fourth in the Class A girls flight last season, and will be a popular choice to win the title this time around. She finished tied for 18th in the Women’s Amateur Championship, after opening 90 with rounds of 82 and 81.
Tuesday’s High School Girls Roundup: Noble takes the lead, beats Portland/Deering, 5-1