Ocean City Today

SD’s Hayden Snelsire, JMB’s Savannah Scott co-medalists

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Sep 21, 2017
Courtesy of: SDHS GOLF Stephen Decatur junior Hayden Snelsire earned co-medalist honors with James M. Bennett’s Savannah Scott during Tuesday’s six-school competition on GlenRiddle’s Man O' War Course in Berlin in rainy and windy conditions.

(Sept. 22, 2017) Golfers battled strong winds and relentless rain during Tuesday’s six-school competition on GlenRiddle’s Man O’ War Course in Berlin.

“Coach [Don] Furbay and I are overall very proud of the team for their performance in probably the worst conditions I’ve had my team play in, ever,” Decatur Coach Jim Krall said.

Decatur came in second place with a team score of 172. Junior Hayden Snelsire led the Seahawks, shooting a 39, which earned him co-medalist honors with James M. Bennett’s Savannah Scott.

Junior Emily Malinowski (42), sophomore Brady Leonard (44) and senior captain Matt Kinsey (47) also contributed to the second-place finish.

Bennett won the match, tallying a 166. Parkside took third, with a team score of 196.

“We are so excited for Hayden Snelsire for earning the medalist honors on the day with his awesome score of 39,” Krall said. “It was a great experience for the entire field to play in horrible conditions, since it looks like that may be the theme of this year’s weather patterns, and hopefully they learned valuable lessons about how to prepare for rainy conditions.”

The next competition will be held at the Bay Club in Salisbury on Monday at 3:30 p.m.

“The season is still in its infancy. Even though we are trailing Bennett, Coach Furbay and I believe in this team and know that we can make a dramatic comeback with the trust and commitment from our players,” Krall said. “They have to relax, have fun and allow their passion and love for the game to show in the way they approach every shot.

“Instead, some of them are thinking too much, carrying too much personal pressure, and it shows,” he continued. “Our biggest obstacle right now is trying to be a hero for the team. It’s not a talent issue, it’s a mental issue.”


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