Mitchell and Muniz score low and win big


Colby Mitchell and Ryan Muniz led the golf team to victory for a second year


This month, juniors Colby Mitchell and Ryan Muniz brought home the Northeastern Conference trophy, making the Gloucester golf team champions for the second year in a row. The duo beat Beverly, who came in second place, by eight shots.  

Mitchell finished with a score of 66, putting him at one over par. He birdied three holes in a row after a shaky nine hole start.

“Just a great day for me and Ryan,” said Mitchell, “The putts were dropping although I left a couple shots out there.” Mitchell finished the year placing 4th in the state tournament and 25th in the state.

The win at the NEC Open brings the end of the golf season for Gloucester.

“There’s no better way to finish off the season,” said Muniz. “This is what I was wanted and worked towards all season long.”

Overall, the golf team had a strong season, finishing with 12 wins, 3 losses, and 1 tie. The team is looking forward to another successful year next season, as they will keep most of the same players and only lose one senior, Jack Sperry.

“We had a good season overall finishing third in the conference with a 12-3-1 record. The team played solid all year only, losing to the top two teams Danvers and Beverly,” said coach Dave Gilliss. “Colby Mitchell and Ryan Muniz pulled out a big win in the NEC Open and got some payback to Beverly and Danvers. We’re looking forward to a strong season next year as most of the team is returning.”