KEENE, N.H. — Last October, Gavin Dugas finally got the Class B individual golf championship he had sought in the final round of his senior season at Maine Central Institute.

Nearly eight months later and a few weeks removed from graduating from MCI, Dugas added another title to his already impressive high school career. The Southern New Hampshire University commit fired a 2-under-par 70 at Bretwood Golf Course on Monday to capture the New England schoolboy golf championship.

“I played pretty well. I made a lot of longer putts, which really helped,” Dugas said. “I just hit it straight and kept it in play. I used the same ball the whole time. I just made the best out of every shot that I could.”

Playing the same type of ball — a Titleist Pro VIX with an MCI golf logo — that he used to win the Class B title last fall, Dugas held off University of Connecticut commit Nicklaus Harrington and Max Ferrari, of Framingham, Massachusetts, by a single stroke. Vermont Principals Association Division I runner-up Alex Giroux, of North Country Union High in Newport, Vermont, was fourth with an even-par 72.

Fellow Mainers Nick Mazurek, of Oceanside High, and Drew Long, of Camden Hills, also competed Monday, with Mazurek tying for sixth with a 76 and Long carding a 76 to tie for eighth. Winthrop’s Adam Hachey also competed and finished with 30th place with an 87.

Dugas said that Bretwood played similar to Natanis Golf Course, where the former Husky has had plenty of success over the years.

“It was about the same length, pretty good conditions,” Dugas said. “The greens were not really that fast, but they were good and they rolled well.”

In addition to working at the family-owned JW Parks Golf Course, Dugas said he has played as much as he can to get ready for this fall. He will arrive at the Manchester, New Hampshire campus at the end of August and begin play with Penmen soon after.

“I’ve played pretty much every day in practice when I can” Dugas said. “After work, I’ll play as many holes as I can get in before dark.”

Evan Crawley — 621-5640

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