In previous years, the Madison Warhawks and Oakton Cougars often battled for the championship of the Concorde District golf tournament.
This season, the neighborhood high-school rivals instead were in a showdown for the third spot, which brought a region-tourney berth. Oakton finished on top in that clash by one stroke, finishing with a two-day, 36-hole team total of 334-329-663 on the par-72 Lakes Course at Twin Lakes Golf Course in Clifton. Madison shot 337-327–664.
Oakton advances to the 36-hole 6D North Region tourney at Bristow Manor Golf Club. Madison’s season is over as a team, but two Warhawks’ players – Ryan Moseley and Colin Park – move on individually to the region.
Moseley shot a 75-78–153 to finish fifth in the individual standings and Park 82-79–161.
Leading Oakton was Michael Zhou with an eighth-place 81-75–156 total and Ben Shield shot 78-82–160. Also for Oakton, Oliver Cachon-Molina shot 96-83–179, Ryan Dann 87-93–180, Henry Hung 95-89–184 and Justin Faben 88-101–189.
Also for Madison, Bobby Carey shot 89-87–176, Danika Pfleghardt 96-94–190 and playing just the second round, Sohan Mehta shot 84 and Ashlyn Choi 86.
The South Lakes Seahawks won the team title with a 308-303–611 score and the Chantilly Chargers second at 310-304–614. The district-tourney title was South Lakes’ first since 2003.
“We’ve been on the doorstep a few times, but this year got it done,” South Lakes coach Kevin Anderson said. “We talk to our players about trying to improve by at least two shots in the next round, and they did that in this tournament.”
South Lakes was led by individual champion Felicity Chen. The senior’s winning total was a 2-under-par 71-71–142. Also for South Lakes, Alexander McClain shot 75-72–147 and was third individually, Nathan Spurrier shot 79-76–155, Vihaan Cherukuri 83-86–169, Jake Burnett 86-84–170 and Caleb Blow 92-89–181.
For Chantilly, Connor McCarthy shot 72-74–146 and was second. Patrick O’Rourke carded a 75-73–148, Gavin Jones 82-78–160 and Kaushal Kuchimanchi 81-79–160.
Centreville’s Timothy Yi shot 85-80–165 and Victoria Sun 78-79–157.
For Westfield, Dylan Chinboot shot 80-82–162 and Justin Keleher 92-80–172.
NOTE: Anderson is the father of former Langley High School girls softball player Megan Anderson, now playing in college at Clarion University. She helped lead Langley to the 2019 region and Liberty District tournament softball championships. “She has a region and district title and now I have a district title. Megan is still one up on me,” Kevin Anderson said.