St. Paul's Kelen Wins MIAA Golf Championship
By Joe DiBlasi
The MIAA team golf title went to St. Paul's -- (left to right) Mike Kelen, Jeff Fischer, Steven Albright, Jon Zorn, Kyle Wheeler, Tim Prey, T.J. Scott, Chris Davis. (Courtesy of St. Paul's)
St. Paul's senior Mike Kelen shot a 78 in the final round of the MIAA Individual Golf Tournament at Hayfield's Country Club last week to win the championship by four strokes over Gilman's Brad Miller.
Kelen, who will play at Bates University next year, had a composite total of 223 after shooting rounds of 74, 71 and 78 in the three-day event, which was played at Pine Ridge, Mount Pleasant and Hayfields.
With a score of 623, St. Paul's won the team title over Gilman.
A golfer from St. Paul's has won the individual title four of the last five years, and five of the last seven. Gilman's Chris Rockwell kept the Crusaders from making it five in a row when he won last year's event.
The Crusader's Greg Rodgers won as a freshman in 2001, and was the runner-up as a sophomore in 2002, before winning again in '03 and '04. In 2005 St. Paul's Mike O'Neil kept the run going with a three-round total of 216.
Issue 2.20: May 17, 2007