There was a point during the Suffield Invitational April 24 when Wilbraham & Monson Academy's Jack Godin '20 could have let a bad hole affect him.
In a field of more than 50 golfers, Jack finished strong and claimed the top spot at the annual championship event.
Jack finished with a 3 over-par 75, which tied him with three other golfers for the lowest score. However, after three tiebreakers, Jack was named the winner. He shot a 39 for the front nine and overcame a bogey on the 10th hole to close with a 36.
Jack's first-place finish came after WMA's Peter Bowie '18 won the Suffield Invitational in 2017 and 2018, giving the Titans the last three winners.
Jack on his strategy for the match: "There are a lot of tricky holes out there, so I wanted to pick the clubs I knew I wanted and hit the fairways."
Jack on how he reacted after his bogey to start the back nine: "I bogeyed the 10th, but I told myself I still a lot of holes left and that I had time."
Jack on winning: "It felt amazing. Peter won it the last two years, and I thought I compared well to him, so to keep the tradition of WMA winning that tournament and to see where he is now gives me a lot of confidence going through the rest of the year."
Coach Doug Hutcheson on Jack's performance at the Suffield Invitational: "Jack won because he was patient. The course was extremely wet and the wind was tricky. He made a plan for each hole and stuck to his plan. A strong finish over the last six holes won him the tournament."