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Published on May 30th, 2014 | by Staples Soccer


Noah Schwaeber Drives Ahead In Mini-Golf Octathlon

Noah Schwaeber was the big winner in the May Octathlon: mini-golf at Cove Marina in Norwalk. He picked up 30 points, with the 2nd lowest score (45, 1 behind Andrew Puchala), plus top pair (with Graham Gudis), most clutch putt, and a hole-in-one. Schwaeber also won a playoff with a hole-in-one. Other winning pairs were Puchala/Gabe Pensak, and Ethan Kobak/Matt Bateman (in a playoff).

Patrick Beusse and Michael Reid were best dressed.

Schwaeber’s record-setting performance vaults him into the overall Jack Scott Octathlon of Champions lead. After 5 events he has 60 points, 2 more than Kenji Goto. Gudis is 3rd (56), while James Lewis (52) and Reid (38) round out the Top 5.

Other standings: John Fincher (34), Jack Zeldes (33), Pensak (30), Patrick Beusse (28), Max Hammer (25), Daniel Perez-Elorza (24), Nate Argosh (22), Kobak and Puchala (21), Daniel Brill and Andres Marmelo (18), Carl Amacker (17), Bateman (20), Joe Pravder and Denzel Robinson (21), Rees Chang (9), Grant Sirlin (2), Brenden Price (1).

Today’s Octo drew 13 competitors. Next up: beach volleyball, organized by Puchala. An added June Octo is the Fairfield 5K on Saturday, June 21 (8 a.m.) — see details in the posts below.

The Octathlon mini-golfers, before getting down to some serious play.

John Fincher, doing what he does best.

Matt Bateman sinks a key putt. Max Hammer looks on in awe.

Gabe Pensak, Michael Reid and Patrick Beusse get set to conquer the course.


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