BRANDON — The 2021 Division II champion Otter Valley boys’ golf team qualified to defend its title on Thursday, Oct. 6, by finishing second in the qualifying tournament on the Otters’ home course, Neshobe Golf Club.
Hartford won the tournament by firing a collective Hartford 339, three strokes ahead of the Otters. Stowe (354), Harwood (360), Woodstock (364), and Peoples (369).
Those five teams will compete for the D-II title this Thursday at Orleans Country Club.
Hartford’s Joseph Barwood shot a 3-over par 75 at Neshobe to edge OV’s Lucas Politano and Mill River’s Mattie Serafin by one stroke for medalist honors.
Joining Lucas Politano in playing for OV were Thomas Politano (85), Jordan Beayon (87), Matt Bryant, Otter Valley (94), and Jackson Howe (97).
Lucas Politano finished tied for second overall with a four-over 76.