By Keith Kimberlin
Sun staff writer
WESTERLY — When Westerly High golfer David Tiedemann had his short game and putting in sync, he could play with just about anyone.
Tiedemann was in sync enough his senior year to earn first-team All-Southern Division honors as the No. 1 player in the league by scoring average.
Tiedemann finished the season with an average of 40.0, just 4.4 strokes above average par for the Bulldogs.
“David hit the ball very long. And his short game, especially his putting, was more hit or miss than his long game. But overall, I think his consistency was there,” longtime Westerly golf coach Gary Korytkowski said.
Tiedemann finished with seven birdies in the 11 nine-hole rounds he played during the season.
Senior Taber Gates and junior Jack Adams were named to the Southern Division second team.
Gates had a scoring average of 44.3, 8.7 shots above par. Gates posted the team’s best score at the state tournament with a 17-over 88 at Cranston Country Club, a round that included a birdie.
Adams finished with a scoring average of 43.7, 8.1 strokes above par.
Westerly finished 8-8 overall, 8-6 in the Southern Division and qualified as a team for the state tournament.