Salem senior captain Ethan Doyle has been named the 2020 Item Player of the Year for golf. (Item Photo: Olivia Falcigno)

Salem’s Ethan Doyle named 2020 Item Player of the Year for golf

Following a stellar year on the course, Salem senior Ethan Doyle has been named the 2020 Item Player of the Year for golf. 

Doyle has been an all-star for the Witches each of the last four years, capping off his high school golf career with his best season to date. In a shortened season with 13 matches played, Doyle held a scoring average of 35.5 -- which is 1/2 shot over par on his home course of Olde Salem Greens -- and had a match-play scoring average of 6.3 points per match. Doyle, who was named Northeastern Conference MVP last season as a junior, shot 2-under 33 four times during the season, and to cap off his season he competed in the National High School Golf Association (NHSGA) Massachusetts Golf Championships at Shaker Hills Country Club in Harvard. With his score of 2-over 74, which put him in a tie for eighth place out of more than 100 golfers, he qualified for the 2021 NHSGA Boys National Invitational. The Boys Invitational -- a 3-day, 54-hole stroke play event that includes both team and individual competition -- will be played June 28-30 at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C.

Additionally, five players were named to this year’s All-Item team -- St. Mary’s junior Aidan Emmerich, St. Mary’s senior Luke Smith, Bishop Fenwick senior Cade Buckley, Swampscott senior Danny DiLisio and St. …

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