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  1999 All-Met Golf Team

  • Player of the Year
  • Coach of the Year

  • First Team
  • Honorable Mention

  • 1999 All-Met Golf Team

    Back row, from left to right: John Scott Rattan, Watkins Mill; Steve Doerrer, DeMatha; Matt Mondorf DeMatha; Vertti Iso-Ahola, Douglass; Chrales Hong, Whitman. Front row: Erin Clasper, Wootton; Matt Johnson, Fairfax; Billy Suh, Chantilly; Kevin O'Connell, Georgetown Prep. (Not pictured: Mychael Cohn, Landon).

    Player of the Year
    Charles Hong
    Whitman High School

  • Junior
  • Placed second last fall at the Maryland state tournament.
  • Ranked 34th nationally as a junior golfer.
  • Won District II title this season.
  • Had lowest average stroke total for Montgomery County high school matches for third straight year.

    Coach of the Year
    Ben Spotts
    DeMatha High School

  • Led Stags to 12-0 regular-season record in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference. Team won WCAC tournament by 38 strokes and the private school championship by 19 strokes. DeMatha players recorded the top four scores at each tournament.
  • Teams are 31-1 during his three-year tenure as head coach.


    Erin Clasper | Wootton
    Senior was a two-time All-Met, repeat Maryland state girls champion. Won the District II girls championship, finished fourth overall in the tournament. Her 18-hole stroke average was 79. Will play for Maryland next fall.

    Mychael Cohn | Landon
    Senior led team to seventh straight Interstate Athletic Conference title this spring. Went 10-1 in No. 1 spot, with only loss a forfeit due to back injury. His 18-hole scoring average this season was a 76.2. He was also an All-Met in 1997. Committed to Richmond.

    Steve Doerrer | DeMatha
    Sophomore won the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference individual championship by three strokes. Played in Stags' No. 3 spot this spring and was undefeated at 11-0.

    Vertti Iso-Ahola | Douglass
    Three-time All-Met. Senior, who is bound for Maryland, won the Prince George's County individual championship for the fourth straight year with a 1-under par 70. Nine-hole average was 37 in 12 matches this spring. Won all 12 matches.

    Matt Johnson | Fairfax
    Junior tied for second place in the Virginia AAA Northern Region tournament last fall, and was runner-up in Quantico Invitational Classic. Team's No. 1 player for three straight years and it's captain for the last two.

    Matt Mondorff | DeMatha
    Senior won private school championship with a 73. Played in Stags' No. 1 spot and lost one individual WCAC match this season. Will play for Winthrop this fall.

    Kevin O'Connell | Georgetown Prep
    Repeat All-Met. Junior won second straight IAC championship. Went 7-1 during regular season, averaging 37.8 strokes over nine holes.

    John Scott Rattan | Watkins Mill
    Junior's stroke average of 72.4 was the best in Montgomery County. Finished third at state tournament with a two-day total of 147. Placed second with 72 at district championship.

    Billy Suh | Chantilly
    Freshman breezed to the Virginia AAA Northern Region championship with 68. Placed third at Virginia AAA state tournament with a two-day score of 152. Averaged 38 strokes per nine holes.

    Honorable Mention
    Chris Barr, West Springfield; Alex Carter, Wilson; P.J. Cox, North Stafford; Tyler Cralle, St. John's; Robbie Dennis, Sherando; Bob Etris, Paul VI; Chris Gentile, Hylton; Ryan Ham, Gonzaga; Ben Hogan, Centreville; Billy Hurley, Loudoun County; Ryan Jeun, DeMatha; Scott Landon, Fairfax; Jimmy Mackey, Landon; Craig Mason, Hayfield; J.J. Modlin, Osbourn; Chris Oostehuis, Landon; Jamie Post, Maret; Ricky Sheffield, Hylton; Jason Shin, Sidwell Friends; Samantha Zausner, Bullis.

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