Walkersville's Cunningham wins state crown

October 21, 1998|By John W. Stewart

COLLEGE PARK -- Jimmy Cunningham of Walkersville, who had seen all but one stroke from a seven-shot lead disappear by the 18th hole, rolled in a nine-foot putt on the final green to thwart Charles Hong and win the state high school golf championship yesterday at the University of Maryland Golf Club.

Cunningham led a 1-2-3 finish by juniors with a 6974--143. Hong of Walt Whitman was a shot back (7272--144), runner-up for the second straight year.

Brad Friedlander, a Pikesville senior, placed fourth with 7575--150. He and Andrew Hoffman (8074--154) led their Baltimore County school to a second-place finish in Class 1A-2A.

Erin Clasper of Wootten successfully defended her girls title when she registered 8578--163. Calli Vance of Arundel was second at 168, Carli Gordon of North Carroll fourth at 171 and Lori Koch of North County fifth at 173.

Walkersville won the 1A-2A team crown with 648, trailed by Pikesville (667), Mount Hebron (672), Francis Scott Key (676) and Towson (684) in the 11-school field.

Pub Date: 10/21/98

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