Severna Park High School golfers enjoyed a solid finish to their season on April 12 as senior Carter King shot a round of 76 at Crofton Country Club to be the unofficial county champion and the SPHS team overall took second place.
The event was considered the unofficial championship because Anne Arundel County Public Schools did not have fall postseason tournaments. Nevertheless, the Severna Park team treated the competition as their championship.
Severna Park shot 319, which was second only to South River’s 316. The Falcons were led by King, DA Regala (79), Liam Mahoney (80), Nathan Clarke (84), Tucker McDonough (84), Tommy Coleman (85), Ingrid Wells (91) and Emily Screws (91).
Wells and Screws tied for third place in the girls division, unofficially.
King and the other golfers were grateful for the chance to compete.
“My strategy was to stay away from a big number,” King said. “I knew if I could make bogies as my worst holes, I would be able to compete with the top guys. Just taking what the course gave me and not trying to do anything too crazy made me succeed.
“Going into the season I would’ve never thought I had that great of a chance to win, but it feels good knowing that all my hard work paid off,” he added.