ROCKLAND — Ruby Haylock and Billy Visconti both shot low scores of 36 to lead Leavitt to a victory in the KVAC Class B Shootout on Thursday at Rockland Golf Club.

The Leavitt golf team celebrates winning the KVAC Class B Shootout on Thursday at Rockland Golf Club in Rockland. Submitted photo

The Hornets finished with a team score of 158, easily beating runner-up Maranacook (178). Maine Central Institute, the other team in the three-team competition, was third at a combined 184. With the win, Leavitt earned qualification to the Class B team state championship.

Jade Haylock (43), Alexis McCormick (45), Aidan Lind (43) and A.J. Davis (46) were the other scorers for Leavitt.

Wyatt Folsom (40) led Maranacook and Owen Moore (43) paced MCI.

In a battle of four Class A teams; Brunswick, Edward Little, Hampden Academy, and Messalonskee, all of whom won their regional titles to get to Thursday’s match at Brunswick Golf Club, also known as the KVAC A ‘shootout’, it came down to the wire between Brunswick and Messalonskee. In the end, Brunswick took home the Class A conference title by a mere four strokes to earn the automatic bid to the team state championship on Oct. 9 at Natanis Golf Club in Vassalboro.

Brunswick beat Mt. Ararat on Monday to earn its spot out of its pod. Hampden Academy outlasted Bangor and Brewer to earn a spot, Edward Little beat Lewiston and Oxford Hills, while Messalonskee downed Mt. Blue to earn theirs.

The winner of Thursday’s shootout was determined by the combined lowest four scores by each team. Brunswick’s low of 174 was good enough to top Hampden’s 178. Edward Little was fourth with a score of 194.

Brandon Bearce of Messalonskee was the low medalist on the day with his 3-over round of 40. Brunswick’s Charlie Austin and Stromick each shot 41, while top Edward Little golfer Conner Turcotte had a 44. Eli Vine paced Hampden with his round of 42.

The three teams that didn’t receive the automatic bid to the team state championship match will have to earn a spot on Oct. 5 in the KVAC individual and team qualifier, also set to take place at Natanis Golf Course.

Times Record reporter Eli Canfield contributed to this story

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