Dover-Sherborn golf star Cooper Evans poses with his championship trophy after taking home the Division III state title with a one-under par (71) this past week in Harwich. Photo by Greg Dudek.
By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor
It was about as dramatic of a moment as they come for any athlete; a one-hole playoff with a state championship on the line in your final high school match. That was the stage on which Dover-Sherborn Regional High School golfer Cooper Evans found himself on last week after shooting a one-under par (71) at Cranberry Valley in Harwich at the MIAA Division III state championships.
The fate of the DIII individual state golf title came down to one hole: Cooper Evans vs. Mashpee’s Colin Spencer. Despite the immense pressure of the moment, the senior from DS stayed cool and used his strength to his advantage, hammering his drive before chipping on and burying a three-foot birdie putt to win the playoff hole and the Division III state championship.
After the win, a humbled Evans talked about what going out on top means to him as a senior set to graduate this spring.
“Winning this title as a senior means so much to me because of all the hard work and time I’ve put into preparing for this season,” said Evans. “I couldn’t have asked for a better way to finish my senior year and my time with Dover-Sherborn golf.”
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