2017 MIAA B CONFERENCE GOLF CHAMPIONS
BOYS’ LATIN LAKERS
For the second year in a row, the Boys’ Latin varsity golf team has won the MIAA B Conference Championship. The Lakers defeated Annapolis Area Christian School, 16-5, in the championship match on Saturday afternoon at Caves Valley Country Club.
“All of the boys played very well and it was a great way to cap off an undefeated season,” said BL head coach Charles Franklin.
Jack Halleron wrapped up an incredible freshman season – in which he also won the MIAA Individual Championship – by taking all three points in his match at #1.
“Jack’s stellar play at the top of the lineup helped get the team off to a strong start in each and every match,” said Franklin. “Senior Captain Drew Nicholas battled hard all afternoon, halving the back side against the #2 from AACS and helped his pairing win the team point. Jack and Drew gave the team a great start, winning 4.5 out of the 7 points available.”
Following behind Jack and Drew were juniors Eric Freitag and Bryce Atkinson. Eric and Bryce played excellent golf in the championship, each winning two of the three available points against their opponent.
“Eric and Bryce played some of their best golf in the championship, a testament to their poise and competitiveness,” says Franklin. “Both boys will be key players on next year’s team as well and the future looks bright with these two talented rising seniors.”
As the 5/6 pairing finished the round, both teams were waiting to see the results of this foursome to determine who would win the overall match. Boys’ Latin had 9 points after the first two foursomes, with 11 points needed to win. If Garrett Glaeser and Willie Wright could contribute just two points, BL would be champions.
“Luckily for the Lakers, senior captain Garrett Glaeser dominated his match, ending it in the shortest amount of holes possible and winning all three points,” says Franklin.
Sophomore Willie Wright also took all three points with an impressive birdie on the last hole to win his match and lock up the championship for the Lakers. The final point totals from the individual match ups were:
Jack Halleron – 3 points and Drew Nicholas – .5 points (they won the team point)
Eric Freitag – 2 points and Bryce Atkinson – 2 points (they split the team point)
Garrett Glaeser – 3 points and Willie Wright – 3 points (they won the team point)
Jack Halleron & Drew Nicholas – 4.5 overall
Eric Freitag & Bryce Atkinson – 4.5 overall
Garrett Glaeser & Willie Wright – 7 overall
“The team performed at a high level all season long and these six boys, along with seniors Jordan Douglas and Max Kantz and sophomore Connor Stevens, helped the team to an undefeated regular season,” added Franklin. “The team enjoyed great support from parents and fans, and the students and faculty who showed up on Saturday at Caves Valley provided a huge lift to the boys’ spirits.”