Sept. 26, 2014) The undefeated Stephen Decatur golf team not only earned its sixth victory of the season on Tuesday, but the Seahawks also set a new school record of 149 for nine holes, and possibly a Bayside South Conference record.
The previous school record of 151 was set last year at Ocean City Golf Club.
Tuesday was also the first time all five Decatur golfers scored below 40 in a match.
The Seahawks won the competition at Great Hope Golf Course in Westover by 26 strokes.
Leading the team was sophomore Matt Kristick, who shot a 1 under par 35 to earn medalist honors. Also contributing to the win was seniors Brooks Holloway (37) and Delaney Iacona (38) and freshman Matt Kinsey (39). Senior Danny Parker also posted a 39.
“It was really nice getting senior Danny Parker back from his broken arm injury (suffered) earlier this summer. I think his return was fuel for the other four to play better,” Decatur Coach Jim Krall said.
Parkside placed second with a 175 and James M. Bennett finished third (179).
“All five players really stepped it up and showed how they are capable of playing,” Krall said of the Seahawks. “Coach [Don] Furbay and I are hoping that [Tuesday’s] record-setting performance will give the players the confidence they need to continue to play at that level. Although the win feels awesome, we certainly don’t want to peak in the middle of the season. Instead, it would be great to build off this win and get better each week as we approach the Bayside championship, districts, and the ultimate test of skill, the Maryland State Tournament. Nonetheless, it was a great shot in the arm for all the players. They have a lot to be proud of.”
Decatur’s next match is Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Nutters Crossing Golf Club in Salisbury.