A year ago the Fallston Cougars lost the UCBAC Chesapeake Division golf title by a stroke. A year earlier, the Cougars were crowned champions.
On Wednesday, at Bulle Rock Golf Course in Havre de Grace, it was Fallston who was crowned champions again.
The Cougars scored 217 to beat runner-up C. Milton Wright’s, 221. Six players from each of the eight competing teams played the front nine at Bulle Rock with the best five scores counting toward the team score.
Patterson Mill was third with 224, while Aberdeen and Perryville tied for fourth, each scoring 235. Rounding out the team scoring were North Harford, 236; Harford Tech, 245; and Bo Manor, 276.
“I’m just really proud of these kids. We started the out this year, I didn’t think we were going to have the depth that we needed and the back end of our lineup has really, really worked hard to get us in position where we can compete with the likes of C. Milton Wright,” Cougars coach Steve Mull said. “I’m real proud of the kids, they played hard, this is a tough course. For them to come out and do what they did is a real tribute to the effort they put in this season.”
Fallston junior William Creery and Aberdeen senior Audrey Moon were the low male and female scorers, respectively.
Creery, who won the District VII title last week, shot a one-over par round of 37 to win by a stroke. “I did well, I was three up [over] on the last four holes,” Creery said. “I had to make a change from that. I was bogeying, I was three up.”
A change is just what Creery, who had never played at Bulle Rock did. ”I thought about it and I took more time on my putts than my irons and I started making birdies. I got two birdies on the last two holes and that got me down to one over.”
Fallston’s other contributing players were Everett Cox, 42; Josh Sacker, 43; Zach Barkhorn, 46; and Michael Corona, 49.
Moon, who was the runnner-up at last week’s district tourney, shot a three-over par 39 to win by two strokes over sister, Paula Moon, a junior at Patterson Mill.
“I’m very pleased with my score, especially since my long game wasn’t that good,” Audrey Moon said. “My drives weren’t as strong as they used to, but I was definitely depending on my short game and I think it really did pull me through today.”
The younger Moon, Paula, the District champ, shot 41 to earn the runner-up spot. Moon’s score was low for the third place Huskies.
Huskies teammate Michael Montgomery shot a strong round of 38 to take runner-up in the male field.
“I made a lot of putts. I had multiple par putts from like the 6-to-10 foot range that I made,” Montgomery said. “I made a few birdies. I had a 360 lip-out on the last hole. 38 is pretty good.” That last hole was number four and the putt came from three feet.
CMW’s team runner-up finish was led by Alex Mattes’ finish. Mattes shot 40. The Mustangs other scoring players were Mitch Weaver, 44; Connor Hunton, 45; Ethan Hauer, 46; and Talen Lurz, 46.
Other top scores were 40 shot by Aberdeen’s Hunter Scheisser and 42 shot by North Harford’s Jake Nemeth.
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