Gloucester’s Curtis Quinn went out amongst the best of the best.
The Fishermen senior captain played his last round of high school golf Monday at the Division 2 State Championship Meet at Blackstone National Golf Course in Sutton, Ma. Low scores were tough to come by at Blackstone on Monday as golfers needed to navigate a difficult course, and cold weather as early morning frost delayed the event nearly 90 minutes. Quinn finished the round shooting an 88 which left him in the middle of the field.
“He got off to a great start but he couldn’t quite get the speed of the greens down,” Gloucester head coach Brian Goulart said. “But to finish his Fishermen career competing at the highest level in the state finals is a great accomplishment. I feel very fortunate to be able to have some of Curtis’ talent and character on my team. I learned a lot coaching him and know it will help me in the future coaching this program.”
Quinn’s career at Gloucester was nothing short of stellar. The lefty has been a mainstay in the team’s starting lineup since his freshman year and was Gloucester’s No. 1 golfer for the last three seasons.
In 2012 as a junior, Quinn took his game to the next level turning in Northeaster Conference Small MVP honors, and he took his game to another level as a senior this fall.
The Fishermen may have been just 5-9 on the season, but Quinn was almost a mainstay in the win column finishing unbeaten at Gloucester’s home course, Bass Rocks Golf Club, and he was the only player in the Northeastern Conference to beat NEC MVP Shamus Desmond.
As a member at Bass Rocks, Quinn learned every nook and cranny of his home course giving him a true home course advantage, an advantage that no opponent could overcome. The Fishermen senior credits his work in the offseason for stepping his game up and not dropping a match at Bass Rocks.