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It had been nearly seven hours since Charlie May had teed off on the back nine at the Bretwood Golf Course in Keene, N.H., and after a one-hour, 15-minute rain delay, the recent Masconomet Regional graduate was finally standing on the green of the final hole.
The 18-year-old Topsfield resident was staring at a 70-foot birdie putt that appeared first uphill and right-to-left, and then downhill and left-to-right, but he remained confident. With three golfers tied for first with a two-under-par 70, May was not about to play if safe.
So he went for it, and watched his shot ride along the breaks and thump effortlessly into the cup, capping his 3-under 69 round Monday to pocket the New England High School Golf Championship.