High school golfers from Bel Air and C. Milton Wright took their best swings, chips and putts to the University of Maryland Golf Course Monday, the first day of state tournament play for Class 3A-4A schools.
Both schools were represented as teams, earning that honor in last month's District VII tournament.
In Monday's play, Bel Air shot 333 as a team to sit seventh. It was a score good enough to keep the Bobcats in team contention in the final round today (Wednesday). Broadneck posted a score of 302 to lead the field.
Matt Hottman and Nick Loiodice each shot rounds of 79 to pace the Bobcats' scoring efforts. Tyler Newton shot 80 and Sam Foss a 95 to add to the Bobcats total.
Bel Air's Nicole Haggerty also played as an individual, shooting 107. Girls needed to shoot 88 or better to advance to the final round.
For CMW, a team score of 336 kept the Mustangs out as a team, but two players advanced as individuals. Ricky Scheeler led the way with a 77 and teammate Shane Harper shot 79. The boys cutoff score was 82.
The Mustangs' other players were Stephen Rappe (86) and Quentin Cummings (94).
A handful of county players are in the 1A-2A field — Fallston's Max Bradley and Brittany Kemen; Harford Tech's Noah Davis; and Patterson Mill's Eric Langrehr and Mike Ryan — were scheduled to play Tuesday.