By HockomockSports.com Staff
King Philip senior Mike Matheson has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Oct. 10 through Oct. 16. Matheson is the sixth player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2021-22 school year.
Matheson shot a medalist round of 73 to take home the individual title at the Hockomock League Golf Championships at Easton Country Club. Matheson finished one shot better than Canton’s Conor Hunter to take the crown and his effort helped the Warriors win the team title as well. KP shot 233 as a team, which was two strokes lower than the Davenport champion Bulldogs.
Along with Matheson’s round of 73, Jared Curran shot a 79 and Pat Reardon finished with an 81 to bring home the team title.
Last Wednesday, Matheson birdied the third, eighth, and 13th holes. He also made a nice up and down on the 16th to save par. On the final hole of the round, he was able to get up and down for par from about 100 yards out, which allowed him to hold off Hunter by a single stroke. Matheson has been the low scorer for the Warriors this season, averaging a 37.7, which is seventh best in the Hock but less than a stroke off the top spot. He has been instrumental in KP going 9-1 in the league and winning its first Kelley-Rex title since 2011.
The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision.