BREWSTER — Nauset Regional High School sophomore standout Jack Martin is set to compete at the prestigious Cape Cod National Golf Club High School Invitational on Sunday at noon.
“I’m honored to be invited back,” said Martin, who will be making his second appearance at the one-day tournament. He shot a six-over-par 78 to finish tied for 19th place in 2021 and is determined to improve on that this time out.
Martin burst on the scene as a freshman when he made the Nauset varsity team. He qualified for the New England Championship and was one of just two Nauset players invited to play in the 45-person field at Cape Cod National last year. He has posted an early season best score of 37 for nine holes in a match for Nauset.
The Invitational has expanded this year to include 13 teams and 11 invited individual competitors from across the state, the deepest field in the event’s six-year history.
Ryan Downes of Longmeadow is returning to defend his individual title, while St. John’s Shrewsbury is also back to try and repeat as Sioux Campbell Memorial Trophy Champions.
Martin will be joined at the tournament this year by Thomas Guidoboni of Cape Cod Academy, Chad Tordone of Barnstable High School, Jack Carstensen of St. John Paul II, and Jack Spencer of Mashpee High School, as well as the four competitors from the Sandwich High School team, including Emma Abramson.
“The guys and girls coming from here can compete with the best, and I’m excited to see what we can do to represent the region,” said Martin.
He spent the summer as a caddie at Cape Cod National and had the chance to play the course on off days.
“Hopefully I can use some of my course knowledge that I’ve gained to help my round and give me an edge,” he said. “Knowing the course is one thing, but I still have to show up and play good golf.”