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Decatur golfers capture second consecutive Bayside Conf. title

(Oct. 11, 2013) The Stephen Decatur golf team captured its second consecutive Bayside Conference championship, winning Tuesday’s match against the Kent Island Buccaneers, 410-442, at the Queenstown Harbor Links Golf Course.

“Coach [Don] Furbay and I are extremely pleased with their performances, especially considering the players have only seen the course once, and it’s a very challenging layout,” said Decatur Coach Jim Krall.

Decatur represented the Bayside South, while Kent Island finished as the top team in the North to advance to the conference title match.

Freshman Matt Kristick led the Seahawks in the 18-hole competition, shooting a 75. He earned medalist honors for the lowest score of the day.

Also contributing to the victory was senior captain Andrew Urban, who carded an 82 and juniors Delaney Iacona and Brooks Holloway, who both tallied 83s, and Danny Parker, who scored an 87.

“Matt Kristick played exceptionally well, firing an impressive 3 over par 75. For anyone to stay focused and determined for 18 holes and play that well is very impressive, but Matt’s only a freshman, which makes it that much more special. He’s really making a name for himself from the start of his high school career,” Krall said. “The rest of the team remained relentless and posted some solid scores to help in the victory. We are very proud of their accomplishments and hope that we keep improving as we embark on the district and state tournaments.”

Decatur will compete in the District VIII championship, Wednesday, Oct. 16, with the 17 other conference teams (nine north and nine south schools) at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge.

Last year, Decatur edged out Kent Island by two strokes to win the District VIII title.

PHOTO COURTESY STEPHEN DECATUR GOLF
The Stephen Decatur golf team captured its second consecutive Bayside Conference title Tuesday, earning a 32-stroke victory over Kent Island at the Queenstown Harbor Links Golf Course. Pictured, from left, Coach Jim Krall, Danny Parker, Andrew Urban, Matt Kristick, Delaney Iacona, Brooks Holloway and Coach Don Furbay.

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