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State Titles Well Deserved And Well Earned

     The first State Championships of the fall season are complete as the team and individual golf titlelists were crowned at the University of Maryland - College Park Golf Course.  Two champions from last year are repeat winners while one champ was a 2010 runner-up and still another is a first timer.  Select the links above to view the final results for each classification and overall combined results. (updated 10/27/11, 3:45 p.m.)

     The Boys' State title went to Wilde Lake's Tyler Silberberg with identical scores of 71/71 on both days of play for a winning total of 142. Silberberg topped Marcus Byrd of North Point's 145 total and the 146 total of Linganore's Ryan Cole. Both Byrd and Cole shot scintillating 69's on the first day of the tournament as the low round score for the tournament.

     Elyse Smidinger of Arundel HS successfully defended her Girls' State title by shooting the two lowest girls scores in each round with a 70/75 for a gold medal winning total of 145.  Atholton's Bryana Nguyen was runner-up for the second consecutive year with her scores of 76 and 78 for a 154 total.  Finishing third with a total of 156 was Jordan McKelvin of Westminster HS who shot 78 both days.

     On the team side of the ledger, Urbana HS hauled in their third consective Class 4A/3A team championship with a total of 615 to overcome Walt Whitman's 621 and Broadneck's 636.  In Class 2A/1A, McDonough improved on last year's runner-up finish to bring home their second state golf title with a score of 648, edging Marriotts Ridge who shot a team total of 651.

     The MPSSAA wishes to thank this year's State Golf Committee, especially Director Jeff Ibex for their time and effort throughout the season, but especially during the District and State Tournaments. You are each invaluable in your service to our student-athletes.  Another BIG thank you goes to the golf course management and employees at the University of Maryland - College Park for providing us with a top flight facility that we are proud to play our championships on.  We cannot say enough about how much we appreciate the cooperation and assistance that we continually receive. Thank YOU!!!

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