EAST PROVIDENCE — Playing under overcast skies, though without the usual wind blowing off of Narragansett Bay at this time of the year, the Barrington High School golf team once again opened up a season with a victory in the annual East Bay Scramble hosted by East Providence at Metacomet Country Club Monday, April 7.
Barrington coach Chris Lamb brought six golfers to the event including Jack Morrison, Lyle Richardson, Nate Perry, Joe Harrington, Tim Sullivan and Ben Rubin. The Eagles shot a 5-under par score of 31 to finish one stroke ahead of second-place Moses Brown (-4, 32).
For the victorious Eagles, the two-time reigning state champs, it was their third East Bay Scramble title in as many years and their 10th victory overall in the 13 year history of the event. Only Portsmouth, (2002), Tiverton (2006) and the host Townies (2011) have interrupted Barrington’s hold on the scramble over the years.
Rogers High of Newport placed third Monday with a 3-under, 33 total. Tiverton shot a 1-under 35 and Mt. Hope finished at 1-over, 37. Both East Providence groups playing the event carded matching scores of 4-over 40.
“It was enjoyable and most important we got it in,” said EPHS golf coach Bill McEnery. “The kids all said they had a good time. It was nice to get out and compete. Both of our teams shot 40, which wasn’t too bad for our kids.”