Ben Pelicani of Severna Park and defending state champion Calli Vance of Arundel led the District V contingent into next month's state championship tournament and Steve Krug of Dulaney and Theresa Hall of Franklin emerged as Baltimore County titleists in high school golf action yesterday.
Pelican, son of the school's basketball coach Paul Pelicani, shot a 1-under-par 70 over Eisenhower Golf Club's 6,600-yard layout by carding three birdies and just two bogeys. It was his best round ever in high school competition, and not bad considering the course was soft from all the rain and played very long.
Both Severna Park and C. Milton Wright, which tied for team runner-up honors with a four-player combined score of 312 behind Westminster's 311, had three players among 14 breaking 80. The three teams will represent District V Oct. 22-23 at the state title meet at the University of Maryland course in College Park.
Vance, who took the girls' state crown as a sophomore last year, shot 77 to grab her first district title after finishing second last year and third the year before. "Every thing went pretty well for me," she said, "except around the greens. There I was horrible."
Krug, a junior transfer from McDonogh, shot a 76 over Oakmont Green's lush yardage due mainly to his brilliance on the par 3's. He had deuces on all three and had another birdie offset by six bogeys and a double bogey.
"On my double," he said, "I hit an iron off the tee, and the bad shot surprised me as I had been hitting my irons well all day." Andrew Rice of Towson was the only other competitor among 118 boys competing to break 80 with a 79.
Hall of Franklin led a field of just seven girls with a 93.
The top 60 scorers in yesterday's test, including five girls, will compete in the District VI regional tournament at Long View Oct. 11.