Severna Park, Broadneck Tee Off New Season


Cameron McCartney shot a nine-hole score of 38 at Chartwell Country Club on August 25 to lead the Broadneck golf team to a total score of 171 and a win over South River, Severna Park and Arundel in the county’s A Division opener.

The Bruins topped the Seahawks (177), Falcons (179) and Wildcats (189) to move to 1-0. Broadneck’s Connor Jaenke and South River’s Joey Gaulin each carded a 40, and the low female score on the day came from Severna Park senior captain Lauren Appel, who shot 50.

Playing closer to home at Crofton Country Club the following day, South River rebounded, totaling a superb score of 160 to best Broadneck (169), Severna Park (172) and Arundel. Gaulin led the field with a front-nine score of 36, while Seahawk teammate Nick Salamy shot a 38. Severna Park junior captain Jordan Strom carded a 39, Jaenke shot 40 and the Falcons’ Matt Snowden shot 42.

Lauren Appel shot the top female score on the day with a 46 while Severna Park’s Grace Appel shot 54 and Broadneck’s Samantha Lynchard shot 57.

View a photo gallery of the A Division match at Chartwell on August 25.

Severna Park shaved seven strokes off its score from one day to the next, and coach Jake Vickery believes the Falcons can approach the magic number of 160 if they progress well this season.

“I’m very excited,” said Vickery. “I think we can challenge [in the county] if everybody plays to their potential. I think what we have is a 160 team. To compete in this county, a 160 team is what you need. You need four 40s. Jordan can go in the high 30s, and so too can Matt when he puts his game together. Sean [Shallue] can shoot 42, Addison Wells can do it. It’s just a matter of getting the right mix.”

The Falcons’ Jake Wachs, Matthew Verni, Matt Oxley, Jake Hilliard, Hunter Joliffe, and Patrick Beairsto will vie for A match rounds in the top six.

The Bruins, who came in second to South River at Crofton despite a two-stroke improvement on their winning score from Chartwell, are fronted by McCartney and Jaenke and should be competitive in every match.

“We’re excited for the season,” said head coach Kevin Peterson (BHS ‘01). “We have three returning seniors. After the three seniors we are a very young team, and I’m hoping our underclassmen will fill the void left by the five players that graduated last season. I’m confident everyone on the team will continue to improve and we’ll see some leaders step up from the underclassmen.”

View a photo gallery of the A Division match at Chartwell on August 25.


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