(Sept. 13, 2013) The Stephen Decatur golf team captured its fourth victory of the season on Tuesday, but that wasn’t the only thrill for the Seahawks that night. After the match, when final stats were compiled, the top five golfers in the Bayside South Conference with the best averages were from Decatur.
Jim Krall said it is the first time since he started coaching the team 16 years ago that the Seahawks hold the top five spots.
“Having the top five golfers in the conference gives Coach [Don] Furbay and myself an incredible sense of pride,” he said.
Senior captain Andrew Urban was ranked No. 1 in the Bayside South after Tuesday’s match with a 38.25 average. Freshman Matt Kristick followed close behind with a 38.5 average. In third and fourth place, respectively, were juniors Delaney Iacona (39) and Danny Parker (39.5). Decatur’s Brooks Holloway, a junior, was tied with Washington’s Chase Benton for fifth place. They both have 40-stroke averages.
The Seahawks won the Sept. 10 eight-school competition at the Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club with a score of 157.
Iacona birdied the last two holes to shoot one-over-par (37). She had the lowest score of the day and earned medalist honors. Also contributing to the victory was Kristick (39), Urban (40) and Holloway (41). Washington finished in second place with a 183.
“Overall, the team was solid. I was very pleased with how we played from top to bottom,” Krall said. “One thing I’m most pleased with is that we’re widening the gap–the margin of victory tonight was 26 strokes.”
Krall said the Washington Jaguars started off “as gangbusters, playing lights out,” but consistency and steadiness was key in the Seahawks’ victory, he added.
“We remained calm, cool and collected,” Krall said. “We played the course and we weren’t worried about Washington. We were focused on our game.”
Decatur’s next match is Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at The Bay Club in Berlin.