Skyhawks, Crusaders tie for Metro crown
Hawks win on Monday at Rock Creek to forge a tie for first place
ROCK CREEK - It was fitting, perhaps, the way the Metro League boys golf season ended on Monday.
Southridge and Jesuit's boys had long ago separated themselves from the rest of the Metro pack, but neither team could really separate itself from the other. And that scenario repeated itself again on Monday at Rock Creek Country Club, where the Skyhawks shot 304 to win the seventh league tournament of the year, and in the process, tie Jesuit for the 2011 Metro championship at 76 points each.
The Skyhawks were led by 2010 Metro medalist Nigel Lett's two-over par 74 at Rock Creek, and he had plenty of help too. Connor Barr checked in next at 75, Matt Hanna added a 77, Andrew Mohr carded a 78, and Justin Lee posted a 79.
The Crusaders, meanwhile, who held a two-point lead in the season standings before Monday's league finale, shot 309 with junior Trey Johnson winning the day with an even-par 72. His efforts also gave him possession of the 2011 Metro medalist honors - he finished with a 73.7 shots per round scoring average to edge junior Trey Pflug of Sunset, who finished at 74.0 after notching a 77 on Monday.
Also scoring for the Crusaders were Steven DaSilva at 73, Tom Arand at 75, and Joe DaSilva at 89. Junior Eric Cech's total was disqualified from Monday.
Their first-place tie meant that the Skyhawks and Crusaders sealed up the league's two berths to the Class 6A state tournament, set Monday and Tuesday at Quail Valley Golf Course in Banks.
Also headed to state as individual qualifiers are Sunset's Pflug (74.0 average), and both Adam Bean (75.0) and Michael Zupan (76.3) of Lincoln.
Around the rest of the Metro's Beaverton-area teams, Westview's Nick Baines and Sunset's Bryan Nicol both shot 76, Beaverton's Andrew Pryor and Cameron Huber both finished at 78, and Aloha's Jordan Whiteley notched a 91.
The all-Metro first team is comprised of Johnson, Pflug, Steven DaSilva (74.0 scoring average), Barr (74.3) and Lett (74.5), while the second team includes Bean, Zupan, Arand (77.5), Baines (77.8) and Cech (78.5).