Langley Golfers Win Sixth Consecutive Regional Championship | Sports


With so many adjectives previously used to detail the Langley Saxons’ continued winning and post-season tournament record success, the best way to now describe the talented high school golf team’s most recent achievement is simply to list the facts.

So here is the last one.

With a team score of 296-292-588 over 36 holes and two days, Langley won his sixth consecutive 6D North Region Tournament Championship. The tournament was played Sept. 28-29 on the par-72 course at Algonkian Regional Park in Sterling.

Langley trailed Alina Ho at 72-74–146 and Pierce Hokenson at 75-71–146. They finished tied for third.

Also for Langley, Audrey Yim shot 76-74–150 and Andrew Hwang 76-76–152 over 36 holes. Catherine Qiu and Chase Nevins only played 18 holes and each shot 73, and Emily Wang and Teddy Kim had rounds of 82 and 85, respectively.

High school golf in Virginia is a co-ed sport, so Langley played four girls in the region’s tournament, considered a record number for the competition.

“It never gets old watching these talented players,” said longtime Langley coach Al Berg.

Berg was a little more nervous than usual in the second round as defending individual region champion Nevins did not play. He left after the first round to compete in a non-high school regional tournament.

“We had a nine-hole advantage after the first round, which isn’t that much in golf,” Berg said. “But we had a better score in the second round than in the first, so the players got through. It was two pleasant days.

Hokenson also said he was nervous at first without Nevins.

“Our coach told us before the round that none of us had to do anything special, just play our rounds,” Hokenson said. “I kinda felt like I needed it. When I made three consecutive birdies on 9, 10 and 11, it helped my confidence, and then I made 18 birdies. I played pretty solidly. It’s always nice to win another region. We all played well in this second round.

Five of Langley’s six golfers shot 76 or less in that second round. Yim finished sixth individually and Hwang tied for eighth.

Langley won the Liberty District Tournament the previous week, followed by the Virginia High School League 18-hole Class 6 State Tournament on October 10, where the Saxons are six-time defending champions. Entering the state tournament, the Saxons have won 20 consecutive post-season tournaments since the 2016 season.

The McLean Highlanders finished third in the region this season with 309-315–624. They were led by Kyle Li, who had a total of 79-75-154 (tied for 10th) and Max Vadas at 73-83-156. Additionally, Max Irish shot 82-79–161, Lauren Wood 79-82–161, Colin Manzel 85-79–164 and Josh Sul 78-88–166.

McLean was playing in the area tournament for the first time in five seasons, following a third-place finish at the Liberty District tournament the previous week.

Playing as Oakton’s individuals, Jeffrey Young shot 77-77–154 (tie for 10th) and Maaz Nadeem shot 79-85–164.

From Marshall High, Leo Perez-Siino shot 76-75–151 (seventh), Michael Stanford 77-80–157 and Harris Lechtman 80-92–172. Madison’s Colin Park shot 86-88–174 and teammate Robby Nielsen 90-84–174.

With his 151, Perez-Siino earned an individual spot to play in the Class 6 State Tournament. He did so by participating in an eagle of a greenside sand trap on the 18th hole of the final round.


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