North River's Benn Boutilier is this year's junior club champion at Truro Golf CLub after clinching the event Tuesday by one stroke over friend James Shapleigh. Matt Veno – Triro Daily News
TRURO – Benn Boutilier fired 7-over-par 78 to nip defending champion James Shapleigh by a stroke to claim Truro Golf Club's junior club championship Tuesday.
Boutilier, an 18-year-old North River resident, held a five-stroke lead heading into the final round of the 36-hole event before Shapleigh mounted a mid-round charge to pull into a tie with his friend and co-worker at the club.
Boutilier sank a birdie putt on the 14th hole to give himself a two stroke lead and enough of a cushion to hang on after Shapleigh moved to within one with a birdie on 17.