Buccaneers capture golfing crown in North Bayside
STEVENSVILLE — The Kent Island High golf team finished the North Bayside regular season in strong fashion with a first place win at Prospect Bay Country Club on Thursday.
With the win, Kent Island secured first place for the season, and maintained the title of North Bayside champions. For the season, Kent Island had six top finishes, and three second-place showings, edging out a strong Easton squad.
With more than 55 players in the North Bayside division, Kent Island finished the season with six starters within the top 25 in season scoring average. Most notably, the Buccaneers had three players within the top four spots. Taylor Judge (senior, team captain) finished second overall with a 40.78 scoring average, Harrison Smith (sophomore) finished third with a 41, and Holly Haber (junior) finished fourth with a 41.89 average.
Judge was the top female player, and Haber came in second. Kent Island’s consistent fourth score for each match was Preston Wilder (senior), who finished 12th in the overall scoring average race with 47.22.
The Buccaneers will compete in the District VIII tournament at River Marsh Golf Club at the Hyatt in Cambridge on Tuesday. This tournament was a qualifier to see which teams and individuals qualify for the state championship at The University of Maryland Golf Course Oct. 23-25. Results were not available as of press time.
Kent Island will also play in the Bayside Championship against the South Bayside Champions, James M. Bennett. This twoteam match will be played at Queenstown Harbor — The River Course, at noon, Thursday, Oct. 12.
Kent Island had high expectations for the regular season, and set some lofty, yet attainable, goals for the playoffs, according to head coach Erik Janniche, . Judge is looking to end her high school career by leading the team into the state tournament. Other team standouts, Smith and Haber are also poised to make a strong showing in these playoffs.
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Kent Island High School golf team is North Bayside champion.