Players to Watch in Southern Maine
Sept. 7 – Lincoln Academy sophomore Kellen Adickes: Adickes tied for second in the Class B championships last year with a 77. He was also second in the junior flight at the Maine Event, shooting an 81 then a 71.
Connor Albert, Greely senior: 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 in the year former.
Andrew Cheever, Yarmouth Jr.: There’s no set ladder for the talent-rich Clippers, but Cheever is as good a contender for the top spot as any. It finished tied for second in Class B last year, with a score of 5 out of 77.
Quinn Dillon, Gorham senior: 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.
Paul Dilworth, Falmouth senior: After netting 77 goals to tie for fourth place at last year’s Class A Championships, Dilworth is back as the best player for a Navigators side looking to repeat as a state champion.
Lucas Flaherty, South Portland senior: A standout since his first season, Flaherty hit a 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.
John Hwang, Falmouth Jr.: 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 junior: The only senior in an experienced Dragons squad, Stromick is back as Brunswick’s No.
Ruth Weeks, Greely senior: 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.