City's Lynn records top round with 70

Dulaney boys, girls win team titles

Jaffa, Boukis individual ones

Baltimore County/District 6 golf

High Schools

October 13, 2004|By Jeff Seidel | Jeff Seidel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

There were some unusual stories that came out of yesterday's Baltimore County/District 6 golf tournament at the Longview course.

First came the fact that the tournament had to double as the county and district competition because rain canceled the original tournament date a few weeks ago. Then came the fact that a Baltimore City golfer shot the day's best round - and got a hole-in-one to boot. In addition, a girl shot the second-best round overall.

But in the end, the fact that Dulaney won the team title didn't surprise anyone. The Lions have won twice in a row and now captured 25 of the past 27 county tournaments and its team score of 312 gave it a comfortable margin over second-place Franklin (326).

This tournament also served as a qualifier for the state competition, which has been changed to Oct. 26-28 at College Park. Dulaney and Franklin are the two Class 3A-4A schools that can take an entire four-golfer team.

Pikesville, which finished fourth behind Towson, is the only Class 1A-2A school that will go to the state tournament as a team.

The day's best performance clearly came from City's Wilbert Lynn III, who had to come to this district for a chance to qualify for the states. City is in District 9, which lacks a formal golf program, so Lynn stole the show with an even-par 70.

The highlight of his round was a hole-in-one on the 200-yard par-3 fifth hole. Lynn used a 5-iron to send a perfect shot through a stiff wind that bounced about 15 feet from the cup and rolled in. Lynn finished with two birdies in a very consistent round.

"I'm pretty happy now," Lynn said. "I still left a couple of shots out there, but I can't complain."

Dulaney's Marlowe Boukis won the girls' competition with a 2-over-par 72 and led the Lions to victory again. She had one birdie but now hopes to help the Lions fare better at the states than last year when they finished eighth.

Boukis said that helping Dulaney take the county crown again serves as motivation.

"It's your inspiration," Boukis said. "When you lose it, it hurts more because you feel like you're breaking the tradition."

The Lions also got solid efforts from Mike Krug (second overall with 78), Alex Dedianko (82) and Jimmy Chuasiriporn (83) en route to the title.

"To be honest, I expected lower scores," Dulaney coach Craig Saxon said. "But with the [tough] pin placements and the wind, I'm satisfied."

Franklin's Tony Jaffa won the boys' competition with a 75, beating Krug, teammate Erik Bosley and Towson's Andrew Bolton, all of whom shot 78.

Jaffa said patience proved important as the wind and the difficult pin placements made life tough for each golfer.

"I thought it was a tough course today," Jaffa said. "You just had to take all of that into account and play your best ... and use good course management skills."

In addition to Jaffa and Bosley, Jared Gencua (86) and Brian Malan (87) rounded out the Franklin top four. The Indians stayed close, but Dulaney got more consistent performances.

"We had a chance to win," Franklin coach Howard Spears said. "We were in it, and the kids did as well as they could."

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