In Thursday's sports section of Loudoun Extra, the name of a Loudoun Valley High School golfer who qualified Tuesday for the state tournament was incorrect. The golfer's name is Danny Bosse. (Published 10/2/2005)
After finishing a consistent second to Heritage throughout the season in the Dulles District, the Loudoun County golf team put together its best performance of the year at Monday's district meet, using junior Kevin McLister's winning total of 71 to capture the district title at Westpark Golf Course in Leesburg.
McLister defeated the defending district champion, Dominion junior Sara Hurwitch, as the Raiders upset Heritage, which had gone unbeaten in regular season dual-meet play and had taken first at the district mini-tournament and Cheers Open tournament earlier in the year. Loudoun County, which finished the dual-meet season in fourth place with a 4-3 record, was second to Heritage at both regular season tournaments.
Loudoun County shot 304, 11 better than Heritage. Raiders senior Andrew Cypher shot a 76 for fourth overall, while senior Martin Lees had a 77 to tie for fifth. Heritage's top golfer, senior Greg Brouse, shot a 75 to take third overall and lead the Pride to a 315 total.
Loudoun County earned a berth in the Region II championship meet next week. Heritage also clinched a berth with the regular season title. The top six golfers from teams other than Loudoun County and Heritage also qualified for the regional meet.
Hurwitch, who won the region title last year and was the girls' open meet champion, finished with a 73 for second place.
Note: Loudoun Valley's Brian Bouse and Stone Bridge's Matt Wallace each earned berths to the state tournament after their qualifying rounds at the Northern Region tournament Tuesday at Brambleton golf course in Ashburn. The AAA tournament will be held at Piedmont Golf Club in Haymarket Oct. 11-12.