Tyler Newton goes low as Bel Air opens golf season with win

The 2013 high school golf season got started Thursday and it didn't take long for the low scores to hit the cards.

At Winters Run Golf Course, Bel Air's Tyler Newton shot a four-under par round of 32 on the front nine to lead the Bobcats to a season opening win. The Bobcats totaled 194, to beat Perryville, 224, and Rising Sun, 243.

"Tyler Newton's score marks the lowest nine-hole match score I've seen for matches held at Winters Run Golf Course for Bel Air High School since I began coaching," Bobcats coach Ryan Doyle said.

Also scoring for Bel Air were Nick Loiodice, 35; Cody Smith, 40; Kevin Morrissey, 43; and Matt McGee, 44. Sam Tepelides shot 54, but five scores are counted toward team scoring.

Perryville was led by Tyler Pollitt's 38, while Austin Davis and Kyle Ciaccia each shot 42. Jonny Eldreth, 49, and DJ Sheckells, 53, closed out the Panthers scoring. Eli Orzechowski added a 59 for the Panthers.

Rising Sun was led by Zach Van Dyke, who shot 39. Adam Janney added a 45, while other scores were Zack Alexander, 52; Nick Arrante, 52; and Riley Cahill, 55. Sean O'Donell had a 56 as well for the Tigers.

Huskies best Eagles, Cobras

Playing the back nine at Ruggles Golf Course Thursday, Patterson Mill shot 244 to beat Aberdeen, 253, and Harford Tech, 269.

Patterson Mill won the team scoring, but Aberdeen's Mitchell Hardin was the leading scorer, shooting 36. Jacob Buher of Patterson Mill was the next best player, shooting 44, and Nick Gardner of Tech rounded out the top three with a round of 46. It was a well-played match by all three schools, according to Tech coach Jim Stallings.


Golf teams from C. Milton Wright, North Harford and Elkton were forced to postpone a tri-match at Chesapeake Bay-Rising Sun, where thunder and lightning were heard and seen in the area. The match will be rescheduled.

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