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Golf: Deep Run wins elite VSGA Foundation event; Jamestown takes 10th
Provided by VSGA's Andrew Blair:
DEEP RUN HIGH SCHOOL WINS THE 4th VSGA FOUNDATION
HIGH SCHOOL INVITATIONAL
MIDLOTHIAN Central Virginia-based Deep Run High School received two subpar rounds from the last two team members to finish to post a four-stroke victory at the 4th Virginia State Golf Association Foundation High School Invitational, which concluded today at Independence Golf Club (6,677 yards, par 36-3672).
A public school located in Glen Allen, Va., Deep Run, the events first day leaders, matched a final round best aggregate of 7-over-par 295 and closed play at 15-over 591. Charlottesville-area Western Albemarle High School matched the 295 total on the last day and finished second (19-over 595). Northern Virginias Langley High School, in McLean, Va., placed third (28-over 604). In the competition, the best four of five scores are counted toward the teams aggregate.
Group AAA Deep Run trailed Western Albemarle by six strokes in the late-going, but senior Jason Schumacher had a final round best 3-under 69, while junior Chris ONeill also posted red numbers, shooting 2-under 70 to fuel the Wildcats late rally.
ONeill took home medalist honors with a 3-under 141 (71-70) aggregate and earned his third straight competitive medal. Putting together two solid ball-striking rounds, ONeill was the only competitor in the field representing a team that bettered par both days.
We have great team chemistry this year, ONeill said. Everybody loves everybody. We go out and have fun. If we win, its even better.
In carding the low round among competitors representing a team, Schumacher was two over par through five holes, but didnt make a bogey the rest of the way. He collected three straight birdies during a pivotal mid-round surge, converting an up and down at the par-5 eighth hole, before draining consecutive 12-footers at Nos. 9 and 10. In the late moments, his score helped to reduce Western Albemarles from six strokes to only a single shot, before ONeill helped to close things out. Courtney Wynne (77) and Mikey Cantor (79) and supplied the Wildcats other two scores in the final round.
Deep Run, the reigning Central Region champions, has won four tournaments this fall. The program took home its first victory in the VSGA Foundation High School Invitational and they undoubtedly hope the triumph is a prelude of things to come. The past three winners of the event have gone on to win the Virginia High School League Group AAA title. The Wildcats claimed the last of the programs three consecutive state titles in 2005.
Its been a tradition of winning at Deep Run and we need to carry it on, Schumacher said. Its the best feeling in the world when you accomplish what youre expected to [accomplish].
This is a tournament that tells you: Are you a state-caliber team or are you not a state-caliber team? It brings confidence. We know that we can play with anyone in the state after this tournament.
The Wildcats four-stroke victory matched the closest margin between the top two finishers in the four-year history of the event. James River High School also won by four strokes in taking the 2008 title over Carlisle School.
In the final round, Group AA Western Albemarle, located in Crozet, Va., was paced by Scott Wakeley, who shot even-par 72. Junior Brett Engle and sophomore Kent Miller each logged 74s, while junior Alex ODell closed with 75. Wakley and ODell led the Warriors with each turning in a two-day 3-over 147 aggregate.
Among the competitors playing individually, two-time reigning Richmond Womens Golf Association Amateur champion Lyberty Anderson, 14, of Chesterfield, a newcomer at Manchester High School, recorded a final round 3-under-par 69 and finished with the low 36-hole aggregate of 5-under 139.
Independence Golf Club, owned by the VSGA Foundation, features a 22,000-square-foot clubhouse, an 18-hole Tom Fazio-designed championship course and a nine-hole Sawyer Short Course, layed out by Fazio. In addition, the club includes separate junior clubhouses with dormitories for campers. The VSGA Foundation continues to champion junior golf initiatives, particularly those that benefit at-risk children. The clubs Robins Junior Program camps and clinics not only teach fundamentals of the game, but also empowering life lessons.
MIDLOTHIAN Results following the final round of the 4th VSGA Foundation High School Invitational at Independence Golf Club (6,677 yards, par 36-3672) on Wednesday, Aug. 25. The best four of five scores counted toward the teams aggregate.
DEEP RUN HIGH SCHOOL (296-295591)
Chris ONeill, 71-70141; Jason Schumacher, 73-69142; Mikey Cantor, 73-79152; Andrew Kowal, 79-81160; Courtney Wynne, 83-77160
WESTERN ALBEMARLE HIGH SCHOOL (300-295595)
Scott Wakeley, 75-72147; Alex ODell, 72-75147; Brett Engle, 74-74148; Kent Miller, 79-74153; Chris Bergin, 80-87167
LANGLEY HIGH SCHOOL (307-297604)
Matt Disalvo, 74-74148; Sam Walsh, 77-72149; Will Byrne, 79-74153; Edric Wung, 77-77154; Jack Sandusky, 81-79160
FLOYD E. KELLAM HIGH SCHOOL (307-300607)
Alex Lloyd, 74-72146; Bryce Cope, 77-72149; Trey Smith, 74-79153; Kent Brewton, 82-77159; Young Suh, 84-86170
JAMES RIVER HIGH SCHOOL (305-304609)
Jason Park, 72-71143; Dawson Hobbs, 78-76154; Matt Reynolds, 76-78154; Taylor Stagg, 79-79158; Taylor Jaszewski, 82
WOODBERRY FOREST SCHOOL (308-310618)
James Walter, 81-72153; Bennett DuPont, 75-79154; Timothy Walter, 72-84156; Tyler Grillis, 81-79160; Jack Dalrymple, 80-80160
CHANTILLY HIGH SCHOOL (315-305620)
Steve Aanstoos, 74-70144; Jack Dargle, 79-73152; Christian Veale, 81-81162; Tim Harwick, 81-81162; Brett Boyle, 89
BATTLEFIELD HIGH SCHOOL (307-313620)
Karishma Thiagaraj, 74-72146; Brendan Pastor, 74-82156; Doc Shulte, 81-77158; Kushboo Thigaraj, 82; P.J. Leonard, 78-DQ
LAKE BRADDOCK HIGH SCHOOL (318-317635)
Sam Kim, 74-78152; Kenny Towns, 79-78157; Michael Quinteros, 79-82161; Justin Burns, 86-79165; Mark Derner, 94-93187
JAMESTOWN HIGH SCHOOL (318-319637)
Ben Meadows, 75-73148; Jimmy Hewitt, 80-76156; Craig Panholzer, 83-83166; Jimmy Hemphill, 80-87167; P.J. McAteer, 92-87179
MILLS E. GODWIN HIGH SCHOOL (324-321645)
John Dozier, 79-74153; Scott Welch, 80-83163; Erich Snyder, 79-86165; Will MacIlwaine, 93-78171; Zac Ford, 86-86172
LOUDOUN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL (342-315657)
Tanner Welsh, 80-73153; Ian Hilderbrand, 87-76163; Scott Mumpower, 84-86170; Mac Kaseman, 91-86177; Mark Shayka, 80
OAKTON HIGH SCHOOL (328-333661)
Rahil Gujral, 81-79160; Mason Hauser, 79-82161; Trevor Harrington, 88-83171; Jackson Lizardo, 82-89171; John McGinnis, 86-101187
MONACAN HIGH SCHOOL (340-325665)
Cameron Young, 81-76157; Gavin Parker, 83-75158; Brian Jones, 83-84167; Brittany Woo, 93-90183; Semion Carter, 110-DNS
SOUTH COUNTY SECONDARY SCHOOL (341-327668)
Jake Saba, 80-75155; Taylor Wirth, 85-82167; Preston Sellers, 90-82172; Adam Bacon, 86-88174; Josh Carey, 92-98190
DOUGLAS S. FREEMAN HIGH SCHOOL (336-341677)
Connor Hill, 80-77157; Dave Dwight, 84-89173; Jack Lowden, 87-90177; Davis Boyd, 85-94179; Connor Melhorn, 102-85187
ROBINSON SECONDARY SCHOOL (334-347681)
Alexandra Austin, 74-73147; Seth Crean, 81-90171; Will Coster, 87-90177; Jason Caputo, 92-99191; Drew Johnson, 98-94192
ATLEE HIGH SCHOOL (349-333682)
Tanner Foutz, 80-73153; Andrew Crain, 87-8785172; Stephen Waskiewicz, 91-84175; Chris Dalton, 91-91182; Ben Crowe, 93-107200
FRANK W. COX HIGH SCHOOL (350-334684)
Andrew Becraft, 85-82167; Paul Kyriakides, 89-80169; Nick Lotuaco, 90-80170; Stephanie Norman, 86-93179; Blake Hearn, 91-92183
COSBY HIGH SCHOOL (355-348703)
Katherine Connell, 85-83168; Josh Foery, 85-87172; Nolan Kelly, 86-89175; McKoy Lamantia, 99-89188; Blake Akridge, 100-94194
MIDLOTHIAN HIGH SCHOOL (364-344708)
Kyle Hart, 84-83167; Owen Thompson, 99-83182; Jeff Brochetti, 92-97189; Kellen Hart, 81; Ben Ygleias, 97
CLOVER HILL HIGH SCHOOL (363-368731)
Abby Portyrata, 83-84167; Tim Roble, 85-84169; Samantha Cameron, 104; Shaun Lindsey, 96; Carter King, 96
TRINITY EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (366-367733)
Chris Kapsak, 75-77152; Adam Pearson, 86-83169; Frank Hargrove, 92-90182; George Wilkinson, 113-117230
INDIVIDUALS COMPETING IN THE VSGA FOUNDATION
HIGH SCHOOL INVITATIONAL
Lyberty Anderson (Manchester High School), 70-69139
Shabril Brewer (Westfield High School), 70-78148
Evan Cocke (Westfield High School), 86-78164