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Harvey’s golf team produced a double-dose of delight Wednesday, May 14, when four Cavaliers traveled to play Winstead, Connecticut’s Green Woods Country Club golf course and came home with the 2024 HVAL championship team trophy, their first since 2003, in addition to the individual championship won by junior captain Cade Gilligan. It was the first time in 21 years that Harvey won the HVAL championship with a Cavalier recording the lowest score among all the competitors.

The rainy, chilly day and soggy ground conditions caused the course to play long, but it didn't keep Harvey’s team from performing in championship form. Competing against golfers from host Forman, Watkinson, and Wooster, the Cavaliers notched solid scores from Gilligan’s top tourney, medalist score of 43, to ninth grader Leo Marano’s 46, junior Rohan Singh’s 49, and eighth grader Theo Yanni’s 54.

Leo, in particular, found himself engaged in an epic battle against his Watkinson School opponent for all the nine holes. “I was happy that my score contributed to the team championship,” Leo said, adding, “The Watkinson player was good and made me play some of my best golf of the year.”

Rohan, the team’s co-captain, was proud of his squad’s performance. “We all pushed through despite the rainy conditions, and all our hard work paid off,” Rohan said, adding, “It’s amazing to see our effort and determination come together for this victory.”

Theo, the youngest member of the golf squad, was thrilled to play a part in the team’s accomplishment. “It was an exciting day, and I was happy we were able to pull it off … rainy conditions and all.”

Cade was happy that he played as well as he did in what he described as “horrible conditions.” He added, “I’m glad we won as a team and proud of myself for winning the individual HVAL championship.”

Head coach Doug Plaskett was pleased to see the team earn the fruits of their labor. “We’ve been working hard as a team over the last three years to reach the goal as HVAL champions,” he said. “It’s exciting, but also relieving, and I’m very proud of the team and what they have achieved.”

When the Harvey golf program, founded by Chris Kelly and Doug Plaskett, won its first HVAL crown in 2003, Dan Hopper ’03 won recognition for attaining the lowest score among all the golfers in the championship event.

Golf HVAL Champions 2024
Golf HVAL Champions 2024

2024 HVAL golf champion Cade Gilligan '25 gets congrats from league president Zak Zampaglione.

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