Senior captain Jace McCarron tied for medalist honors with a 1-under par round of 35 as the Hopkinton High golf team defeated Norton, 240-250, in a weather-delayed Tri-Valley League match on Thursday afternoon at in Norton.
Lancer senior captain Zach Schuster tied McCarron for medalist honors with a 1-under par 35 on the front nine at TPC Boston.
Both players were All-Tri-Valley League selections a year ago.
The victory improved the Hillers to 3-2 overall and in the TVL, while Norton suffered its first loss of the season, dropping to 1-1 overall and in the league.
Following an extended delay due to heavy rain and thunderstorms, the teams headed to the first tee at TPC Boston to get the match underway.
The eight players for Hopkinton on Thursday afternoon included McCarron, senior Tyler Olson, senior captain Sean Carnes, freshman Jimmy Hervol, senior captain Kyle Missaggia, senior Jake Hanoian and juniors Sam Rodman and Jackie Schofield.
Olson and Carnes fired 4-over par rounds of 40, while Schofield finished with a 5-over par 41.
The eight participants for the Lancers were Schuster, senior captain Max Cantin, junior Evan Ryan and seniors Ryan Consentino, Joe DiLorenzo, John Royle, Mike Adler and P.J. Levesque.
Cantin had the only other sub-40 round on Thursday afternoon, shooting a 3-over par 39 on the front nine at TPC Boston. Ryan and Adler both shot 7-over par rounds of 43, while DiLorenzo and Royle finished with 9-over par rounds of 45.
“The kids played better today, but still didn’t play to there potential,” said Norton head coach Ryan Riley.
Norton began its season with a 247-253 victory over Dover-Sherborn on Tuesday afternoon at TPC Boston.
Ryan was the medalist that day with a 2-over par round of 38 on the front side in Norton. Schuster shot a 4-over par 40, while DiLorenzo had a 5-over par 41.
Norton faces a busy and challenging stretch next week, playing three matches in as many days. On Monday, the Lancers will travel to Bungay Brook Golf Club in Bellingham to battle the Blackhawks in a league match.
Norton returns home on Tuesday to host Westwood at TPC Boston before rounding out its week with a trip to Ponkapoag Golf Club in Canton to battle the defending TVL champions in Medfield on Wednesday afternoon.