(Oct. 18, 2013) The Stephen Decatur golf team captured its second consecutive District VIII championship, Wednesday, at the Hyatt Regency Resort in Cambridge.
“Coach [Don] Furbay and I are so proud of the way the team performed,” said Decatur Coach Jim Krall. “They really exhibited class and poise throughout the round as they went about their business.”
Eighteen schools participated in the competition. Decatur finished in first place with a 314. Queen Anne’s foursome was second with a 330.
Leading the Seahawks to victory was freshman Matt Kristick, who shot a 73. He earned medalist honors for the lowest score of the day.
“Matt Kristick has really turned it on in the post-season and is currently on fire,” Krall said. “He’s just a freshman, but he has proven that he is a monumental threat in the golfing arena.”
Also contributing to the win was senior captain Andrew Urban who carded a 78, and juniors Danny Parker and Brooks Holloway, who scored 81 and 82, respectively.
The foursome will represent Decatur as a team during the 3A/4A state tournament, Oct. 28-30, on the University of Maryland College Park golf course.
Junior Delaney Iacona shot a 90 during the district match. Iacona’s score qualified her for states as an individual.
“Coach Furbay and I are blessed to have such a talented group of players this year, but more importantly we are blessed to have terrific kids representing our school. They embody our school’s motto of ‘Pride, Achievement, Respect and Responsibility’ at the utmost level,” Krall said. “Coach Furbay and I attribute the success of the Decatur golf team to the wonderful parental support we have, the local golf courses and golf course professionals, who have provided the players with support and guidance throughout the years, and the administration at Decatur, who supports our program 100 percent. The team is now focuses on making a statement at the state tournament.”