October 23, 2017

MPSSAA golf state tournament preview

What: 2016 Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association state golf tournament

When: Monday, Oct. 24 — Wednesday Oct. 26

Where: University of Maryland golf course

Time: 9:00 AM shotgun start

Defending individual male champion: Adam Gray, Churchill

Defending individual female champion: Delaney Shah, Wootton

Defending 4A/3A team champion: Churchill, Montgomery County

Defending 2A/1A team champion: Marriott’s Ridge, Howard County

 

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State tournament pairings¬†— Day 1

 

4A/3A TEAM POWER RANKINGS (County, qualifying score)

1. Churchill (18-0), Montgomery Co. (287)

2. Linganore (14-0-1), Frederick Co. (300)

3. Northern (13-0), Calvert Co. (312)

4. Walt Whitman (12-6), Montgomery Co. (319)

5. Urbana (9-1), Frederick Co. (321)

6. Sherwood (6-11-1), Montgomery Co. (321)

7. Aberdeen, Harford Co. (321)

8. Stephen Decatur, Worcester Co. (322)

9. Northwest (6-12), Montgomery Co. (325)

10. Howard, Howard Co. (328)

11. Severna Park, Anne Arundel Co. (330)

12. J.M. Bennett, Wicomico Co. (343)

 

2A/1A TEAM POWER RANKINGS

1. Marriott’s Ridge, Howard Co. (305)

2. Liberty, Carroll Co. (316)

3. Fallston, Harford Co. (319)

4. Middletown, Frederick Co. (320)

5. Smithsburg, Washington Co. (321)

6. Harford Tech, Harford Co. (321)

7. Southern Garrett, Garrett Co. (322)

8. Patterson Mill, Baltimore Co. (329)

9. Kent Island, Queen Anne’s Co. (341)

10. Hereford, Baltimore Co. (341)

 

INDIVIDUAL MALE POWER RANKINGS

1. Oliver Whatley, Churchill

Oliver Whatley leads Churchill into the state tournament as the favorites to take home the crown once again. Courtesy photo.
Oliver Whatley leads Churchill into the state tournament as the favorites to take home the statw crown once again. Courtesy photo.

World ranking: 216

District score: 68

Class: Senior

Notes: Committed to Rutgers University, won the District II 4A/3A tournament, played in the prestigious U.S. Junior Amatuer, assembled 37.4 nine-hole scoring average in 2016

2. Nick Mejia, Marriott’s Ridge

Photo taken by The Baltimore Sun Media Group.
Photo taken by The Baltimore Sun Media Group.

World ranking: 812

District score: 67

Class: Senior

Notes: Committed to Loyola University Maryland, hit 18 out of 18 greens en route to the District V 2A/1A crown

3. Dylan Rotter, Churchill

World ranking: 1,291

District score: 72

Class: Junior

Notes: Shot 75-72-147 (+5) to help lead Churchill to its record-setting championship performance in 2015, placed second in the 2014 MPSSAA state tournament as a freshman, notched Montgomery County male-best nine-hole scoring average with 35.3

4. Ryan McFadden, Linganore

Ryan McFadden (pictured) won the District I tournament by six strokes, the largest margin if victory in the state. Courtesy photo.
Ryan McFadden (pictured) won the District I 4A/3A tournament by six strokes, the largest margin of victory in the state. Courtesy photo.

World ranking: 2,535

District score: 68

Class: Sophomore

Notes: Won District I 4A/3A championship by six strokes, placed 26th out of 136 participants in the 2016 Optimist International Junior Golf Championship in West Palm Beach, Fl.; has a 37.6 nine-hole scoring average

5. Drew Twillman, Linganore

Fresh off the CMC individual win, Drew Twillman carries momentum into Monday's state tournament. Photo taken by The Frederick News-Post.
Fresh off the CMC individual championship, Drew Twillman carries momentum into Monday’s state tournament. Photo taken by The Frederick News-Post.

World ranking: 4,329

District score: 74

Class: Junior

Notes: Won the Central Maryland Conference championship with a 72 (+1) on Sept. 27, has a 37.2 nine-hole scoring average

6. Jackson Courtney, Marriott’s Ridge

Photo taken by The Baltimore Sun Media Group.
Photo taken by The Baltimore Sun Media Group.

World ranking: N/A

District score: 72

Class: Senior

Notes: 2016 Howard County individual male champion, 2015 Howard County Golfer of the Year

7. William Garrett, Huntingtown

Photo taken by SOMD Newspapers.
Photo taken by SOMD Newspapers.

World ranking: 2,276

District score: 74

Class: Senior

Notes: 2016 Southern Maryland Athletic Conference champion

8. Brad Riley, Sherwood

World ranking: 2,436

District score: 73

Class: Junior

Notes: Compiled a 39.7 nine-hole scoring average in 2016

9. Mitchell Hardin, Aberdeen

World ranking: 4,091

District score: 75

Class: Senior

Notes: Won the Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference golf championship with a 73 (+1) on Oct. 17

10. Joey Weiland, Middletown

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Joey Weiland won the District I 2A/1A crown in a playoff on Sept. 12. Photo taken by The Frederick News-Post.

World ranking: 5,546

District score: 72

Class: Sophomore

Notes: Won the District I 2A/1A championship in a playoff, has a 38.0 nine-hole scoring average, contributed to CMC team title on Sept. 26

11. Brett Baile, Smithsburg

World ranking: 2,651

District score: 72

Class: Junior

Notes: Lost in a three-way playoff in the District I 2A/1A championship

12. Andrew Heon, Middletown

World ranking: 3,169

District score: 72

Class: Senior

Notes: Lost in a three-way playoff in the District I 2A/1A championship, has a 38.0 nine-hole scoring average, contributed to CMC team title on Sept. 26

13. Dugan McCabe, Walt Whitman

World ranking: 3,605

District score: 82

Class: Senior

Notes: His 38.1 nine-hole scoring averaged placed seventh in Montgomery County

14. Brian Sadler, Liberty

World ranking: N/A

District score: 73

Class: Senior

Notes: 2015 Carroll County Times first-team honors

15. Elliott Haas, Urbana

World ranking: N/A

District score: 74

Class: Sophomore

Notes: His 39.0 nine-hole scoring average ranks in the top 10 in Frederick County

 

INDIVIDUAL FEMALE POWER RANKINGS

1. Lena Capoccia, Churchill

World ranking: 558

District score: 70

2. Jenny Hua, Northwest

World ranking: 1,005

District score: 78

3. Johnna Parlett, Northern

World ranking: 1,585

District score: 74

4. Elizabeth Coffren, Northern

World ranking: 1,724

District score: 78

5. Genesis Diaz, Elkton

World ranking: N/A

District score: 72

 

Note: World rankings are based from Junior Golf Scoreboard

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