All-metro Golf

June 04, 2008

GIRL'S TEAM

Jamie Bare

St. Paul's

Bare, a senior who played on the varsity for four years, took second in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland tournament by shooting an 83. Bare, who also made the All-Metro team last year, played the past two seasons at No. 1. She will attend Virginia next year. "Over the past four years, she has just been a very consistent player," St. Paul's athletic director Jim Stromberg said. "She does very well with putting the ball on the green."

Hannah Deegan Roland Park

Deegan, a junior, helped the team to an undefeated regular season. She finished fourth in the IAAM A Conference individual tournament, which earned her IAAM All-Star honors. Her stellar play also helped the team win the overall championship.

Bridget Ercole Bryn Mawr

Ercole was consistently one of the top golfers in the metro area. She played No. 1 for the second consecutive year and finished fifth in the conference individual championships. The junior helped the Mawrtians beat undefeated Roland Park, 2-1, in their match on April 17. Ercole stuck an 8-iron within three feet of the pin to win that match. She also was a captain.

Veronica Gross

Mercy

Gross, a senior, finished third in the IAAM individual tournament after a two-hole playoff. The top four players in that tournament were only separated by three strokes when the players teed off on the second day. She played No. 1 all season for the Magic. "She played steady all year," coach Harry Bortner said. "This year, her putting and short game improved tremendously."

Suh Huang

Mount Hebron

Huang, a senior, won the Howard County individual championship and had a sixth-place finish in the state championships at College Park. Huang also finished second in the District V tournament. Huang's biggest strength is her accuracy off the tee.

Audra McShane

Centennial

McShane helped Centennial qualify for its first state tournament in school history. McShane, a senior, finished ninth overall at the state championships in College Park. McShane helped Centennial win the Howard County regular-season title and the conference tournament. She also received a medal in the District V tournament.

Caitlin Melvin

IND

Melvin, a three-year varsity player, won the IAAM B Conference championship. She shot a 46 on the second day of the championships and nearly drove the green off the first tee. Melvin helped the Indians to an undefeated regular season and the B Conference tournament. Melvin, a junior, played No. 1 all season. "She's improved her game significantly each year," coach Gerard Vetter said.

Liz Silbernagle

Fallston

Silbernagle won the district championship by shooting an 81 at Patriot's Glen. She won the county individual title with an 86 on a rainy, windy day at Geneva Farm. She also finished fifth in the state tournament at College Park. "Liz consistently led our team in scoring throughout the year, and even though she's only a freshman, provided great leadership and maturity for our team," Fallston coach Brian Hulka said. "Despite her tremendous talent, Liz remains humble and is the hardest-working golfer on our team."

Lauren Smith

Arundel

Smith finished tied for second in the state championships behind Caroline Sweet of East Roosevelt. She won the Anne Arundel County and District V championships. The junior also led Arundel to the team county and District V championships. "She is [hitting] much longer," Arundel coach Phelps Prescott said. "Her length allows her to use a lot of lower irons and attack pins she would never have been able to attack in the past."

NOTE -- Team selected by Todd Karpovich after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.

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