2015 Boys’ Golf All-Scholastics

Larry O'Neill (left) coached Mark Turner, Chris Francoeur, and the St. John’s Prep boys’ golf team to the Division 1 team title this fall, which was the eighth of his storied career.
Larry O'Neill (left) coached Mark Turner, Chris Francoeur, and the St. John’s Prep boys’ golf team to the Division 1 team title this fall, which was the eighth of his storied career.John Blanding/Globe Staff/Boston Globe

Players of the Year

Division 1: Max Ferrari, Framingham

He shot a 1-over-par 73 at The Haven Country Club to win the Division 1 state championship. A senior captain, Ferrari finished third in Division 1 South (74) and was second in the Bay State Conference tournament (74).

Division 2: Davis Chatfield, Bishop Feehan

After leading the Eastern Athletic Conference with a 35.5 scoring average, Davis teamed with his brother Patrick to give Bishop Feehan the Division 2 state title. Davis also won the state individual title with a round of 70.

Division 3: Nick Cummings, Weston

Just a sophomore, Cummings followed a fourth-place finish in Division 3 North with a brilliant round of 2-under-par 69 to win the Division 3 state title. Led by Cummings, Weston won the team title as well.



Ryan Anderson, Beverly, senior

The senior finished the regular season 11-3-1, earning a Northeastern Conference All-Star nod. In the postseason he won the Division 2 North title, shooting a 71. He shot a 78 at the Division 2 state championship.

Patrick Chatfield, Bishop Feehan, senior

Patrick teamed with his brother Davis to lead Bishop Feehan to the Division 2 state title. Patrick tied for seventh in Division 2 South (76) and shot a 73 at the state championship. His high school career record was 49-0-1.

Thomas Downing, Natick, junior

The Bay State Conference champion, Downing’s 72 took top honors in his junior year. He was also named the Redhawks’ MVP with a 35.4 scoring average. In the postseason he was second in Division 1 South with a 73.

Chris Francoeur, St. John’s Prep, junior

Francoeur won the Division 1 North title with a 1-under-par 69. A junior, he also was second at the Catholic Conference tournament. His low round was a 4-under 32 at Salem Country Club, which was highlighted by a hole-in-one.


Nick Hampoian, Austin Prep, sophomore

Hampoian led Austin Prep to an undefeated season. He won the Catholic Central tournament (73). In the postseason he was third in Division 3 North (77) and tied for fourth at the Division 3 state tournament (75).

Alex Jamieson, Duxbury, junior

The Green Dragons’ captain capped a regular season in which he was the Patriot MVP with an impressive postseason. He won the Division 2 Cape and Islands sectional and finished second at the state tournament

Jack Kelly, North Andover, senior

North Andover had one of its best seasons thanks in part to Kelly’s efforts. The Scarlet Knights won the Division 2 North title with Kelly recording a 76 to finish tied for fourth. At the state meet he tied for ninth (78).

Jackson Kingman, Concord-Carlisle, senior

Kingman earned his third Dual County League All-Star honor. In the postseason he was second in the Division 2 North tournament with a 72 and placed fifth at the state tournament (76). He’s also a DCL baseball All-Star.

Andrew McInerney, Xaverian, junior

Now a two-time All-Scholastic, McInerney was team MVP and captain. He tied for fourth at the Catholic Conference tournament and shot a 74 at the Division 1 state tournament, one stroke off the day’s best total.

Michael McKelvey, Cohasset, junior

The South Shore League champion, McKelvey continued his excellent play in the postseason, earning co-medalist status at the Division 3 South tournament with a 74 and tying for seventh at the state championship.


Andrew O’Leary, Catholic Memorial, sophomore

A Catholic Conference All-Star, O’Leary won the Division 2 South title (71). He tied for seventh at the state tournament (78). This past summer he was co-medalist at the Optimist International Junior championship.

Finn Simpkins, Martha’s Vineyard, junior

Simpkins was co-medalist in the Division 3 Cape and Islands sectional with a 76. He shot a 72 at the state tournament, good for second place. Simpkins is a two-time Eastern Athletic Conference All-Star.

Walker Stroud, Milton, senior

The four-year varsity golfer led Milton to the Bay State Conference title. In the postseason, he tied for third in Division 2 South with a 74 and was fourth with a round of 75 at the Division 2 state championship.

James Turner, St. John’s Prep, senior

Turner won the Catholic Conference tournament, was second in Division 1 North (2-under 70), and third at the state championship (75). A conference all-star all four years, Turner helped Prep win two state titles.

Mark Turner, St. John’s Prep, junior

The younger brother of James, Mark was fourth in the Catholic Conference tournament, fourth in Division 1 North, and seventh in the Division 1 tournament, at which St. John’s Prep won the team title.

Coaches of the Year

Division 1: Larry O’Neill, St. John’s Prep

What better way to retire after 27 years than with a Division 1 state title. Under O’Neill, the Eagles won 22 Catholic Conference titles, 17 Division 1 North crowns, and eight state championships. His career record was 390-35-8.

Division 2: Arthur Anderson, Bishop Feehan


In his fifth year leading Bishop Feehan, Anderson guided the Shamrocks to the Division 2 South and state titles. They also finished the regular season as Eastern Athletic Conference champs at 11-0-1. His coaching record is 62-2-1.

Division 3: Mary’s O’Brien, Weston

This is O’Brien’s third Coach of the Year honor. She led the Wildcats to their third straight state title. A Lynn English graduate, O’Brien concluded her 13th year of coaching with a career record of 144-45-7.

All Stars

Bay State — Braintree: Erik MacDonald. Brookline: John Carr. Dedham: Ian Connell, Matt Maloney. Framingham: Max Ferrari. Milton: Jared Carr, Walker Stroud. Natick: Ian Axford, Thomas Downing. Needham: Joseph Conry. Newton North: TJ Melendez. Walpole: Tim Bender. Weymouth: Chris Flipp.

Big Three — Brockton: Daron Merian, Michael Moran, Korey Paull. Durfee: JP McDonald. New Bedford: Justin Bennett, Connor Roy.

Cape & Islands — Sturgis East: Joey Colesano, Jared Joy, Emily Rodricks. Sturgis West: Samara Ghai, Nick Harold. Cape Cod Academy: Ryan Longstaff. Nantucket: Ben Lombardi.

Catholic Central — Archbishop Williams: Cullen Lyne, Danny Santiano, RJ Wetterberg, Max Zahka. Arlington Catholic: Justin Bleecher, Danny Lordan, Rob Valeri. Austin Prep: Drew Geraty, Nick Hampoian, Alex Maffeo, Megan Mahan, Frank Pagano, Mike Strazzere. Bishop Fenwick: Chris Russell, Steve Young. Cardinal Spellman: Austin Barkas, Derek Duarte, James Tyer. Lowell Catholic: James Bartlett, Chris Carter, Liam Gleason. Marian: Chris Sullivan. Matignon: Sean Mahan, Nick Morris, Mike Pariseau. St. Mary's: Tyler Devine, Kitchy Emmerich, Max Emmerich, Andrew Kreamer.

Catholic Conference — BC High: Austin Coyne, Ed Merrigan, Brendan Ridge, Dan Whelan. Catholic Memorial: Andrew Boyle, Andrew O’Leary. Malden Catholic: Brian Cannata, Tim Donnelly. St. John’s Prep: Griffin Chenard, Chris Francoeur, James Turner, Mark Turner. Xaverian: Jack Boulger, Davis Kelleher, Andrew McInerney.


Dual County — Acton-Boxborough: Colin Grady, Jack Manning. Bedford: Connor Higgins, Nicholas Manning. Boston Latin: Khai Buttner, James Monday. Cambridge: Raf Goldstein, Bill Preytis. Concord-Carlisle: Skylar Frankiewicz, Jackson Kingman. Lincoln-Sudbury: Alex Martin, Ted McCluskey, Jack McKeon. Newton South: Jason Lange, Michael Pasqualini. Waltham: Marc DeJulio, Charlie LeClair. Wayland: Ben Slater, Cam Tredgett. Westford: Hunter DiLorenzo, Jack Koravos, Nick Kovalchik. Weston: Nick Cummings, Ryan Doorandish, Justin Efron, Henry Hall.

Eastern Athletic — Bishop Feehan: Davis Chatfield, Patrick Chatfield, Jonathan Mitchell. Bishop Stang: Mia Rapoza. Coyle & Cassidy: Kyle Leitch, Brendan Murphy. Martha’s Vineyard: Chris Mayhew, Finn Simpkins. Somerset Berkley: A.J. Guidotti, Jared Silva.

Greater Boston — Everett: Bryan Bessler, Marc Faia, Jacob Locke. Malden: Nicholas Andreucci, Brian Batting, Liam Elliott. Medford: Thomas Connearney, Connor Fraser, Michael Keating. Somerville: John Foscarota, James Maerokanis, Corey McGlashing.

Hockomock — Canton: Jack Goyetch, Danny Powers. Foxborough: Tim Luciano. Franklin: Brian Woelfel. King Philip: Danny McLaughlin, Mickey Riley. Mansfield: David Craig, Jason Hindman. Milford: Ryan Tomaso. North Attleborough: Robbie Congdon. Oliver Ames: Jack Green, Brian Lambert, Ryan McGarry, Steven Tasho. Taunton: Ryan Oberg, Mario Wilson.

Mayflower — Bishop Connolly: Nick Avilla, Cameron Swainamer. Blue Hills: Sean McDonagh, Nate Newman. Bristol-Plymouth: Colin Cain, Peter Costa. Diman: Connor Chase. Norfolk Aggie: Rob Jones. Old Colony: Jared Gammell. Sacred Heart: Colby Flanders, Ben Giglio, Colin Gillis. South Shore Voc-Tech: Tim Cashman. Southeastern: Jake Topham. Tri-County: Chris Boyd, Kyle Hobbs, Ray Wilschek. Upper Cape: Tyler Lino. West Bridgewater: Brad Nolan, Jack Roy. Westport: Evan Gendreau.

Merrimack Valley — Andover: Nate Abbott. Billerica: Brian Corbett, Brendan Maloney. Central Catholic: Ryan Ajamian, Alec Brunelle. Chelmsford: Tommy Connolly, Ryan Hart. Dracut: Reed Bourgeois. Haverhill: Sean Bellemore, Alec Steed, Jared Tucker. Lowell: Walter Zacharer. North Andover: Sam Caron, Jack Kelly, Jack McKay.

Middlesex (Freedom) — Burlington: Josh Boulos, Joe Saia. Melrose: Michael Shea. Stoneham: Phil Conway, Cole DiGangi. Wakefield: david Melanson, Dylan Melanson. Watertown: Sean Peshier. Wilmington: Bill McEvoy.

Middlesex (Liberty) — Arlington: Jeff Gorman, Elias Sachs. Belmont: Bob Malcolm, Michael Pergarmo. Lexington: Scott Douglas, Steve Hopley. Reading: Liam Dwyer, Brett Higgins. Winchester: Ollie Cordiero, Jack Fair. Woburn: Nick Jamieson, Austin Littell.

Northeastern — Beverly: Ryan Anderson, Garrett Desmond. Danvers: Christian McKenna, Wes Milbury, Jared Mscisz, Mike Plansky. Marblehead: Owen Picariello. Peabody: Ted Izzo. Swampscott: Andrew Dove.

Old Colony — Barnstable: Caleb Axelson, JR DiSarcina, Bobby Harrington. Bridgewater-Raynham: Connor Anderson, Ryan Houle, Ryan Koczela, Luke Myers, Jack Prue, Dylan Smith. Dartmouth: Cam Clark, Justin DeBortoli, Austin Giesta.

Patriot — Duxbury: Johnny Antaya, Alex Jamieson, Brendan Kates, Hunter Smith. Hanover: Charlie Banks, Drew Cratty, Luke Smigliani. Hingham: Chris Boyd, Andrew Miller, Andrew Spaziana. Middleborough: Nik Enos. Pembroke: Ryan Gibbons, Sean L’Italien, Nolan Reardon. Plymouth North: Kyle Caraher. Plymouth South: Matt Tirrell. Quincy: Ben Regan. Scituate: Cole DeFreitas, Brendan Murphy, Mike Vegnani. Silver Lake: Dillon Brown. Whitman-Hanson: Cole Manning.

South Shore — Abington: Jason Polito. Carver: Patrick Hurley. Cohasset: Luke Carlyle, Jack Fechter, Michael McKelvey. East Bridgewater: Mike Werra. Mashpee: Jake Curtin, Jacob Marques. Monomoy: Jacob Poitras, Matt Veary. Norwell: William Christian, Cam Labadie. Rockland: John Glennon.

Tri-Valley — Dover-Sherborn: Paul Parrish. Holliston: Mike Annesse. Hopkinton: Jake Doherty, Geoff Holler, Matt Johnson. Medfield: Nolan Driscoll, Ted Hunt. Medway: Dan McNamara. Norton: Jared Winarz. Westwood: Dan Frodigh, Will Frodigh.

How we picked the team

The All-Scholastic boys’ golf team was selected by the school sports staff. Selection is limited to MIAA schools that compete in EMass leagues. Text by Bob Holmes.