George Mason High School’s golf team concluded a solid district-winning season by placing seventh overall at the Region B Tournament on Monday, Oct. 2. The tournament, held at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal, Va., saw last year’s winner Randolph Henry High School take the title with a score of 324. Stonewall Jackson-Quicksburg High School took second with 326, securing the other bid to the State Tournament.
The Mustangs, who were led by Mike Straub’s score of 89, and finished with 367 total strokes. Senior Jacob Singleton, from William Campbell High School, took his third-straight regional title, shooting a 72. Rounding out the top three finishes for the Mustangs was Evan Mandes shooting 90 and Drew Davis shooting 93.
Senior captains Andy Pribulka and Sean Follin both shot a 95, concluding the best season the Mustangs have had in their four years.
“They really laid down the foundation and set the standards high for the returning players,” said Mason Head Coach Bill Broderick. “It has been a great year, a year for making history.”
The players weren’t the only ones making history. Besides the Mustangs winning their first ever District Championship title, Broderick took home the district’s Coach of the Year honors in only his first year at the helm.
The Mustangs look to build on this season’s successes next fall, as they return their top three scorers from this year’s regional, as well as six other key players for the team.
“Golf is a game of skill,” said Broderick, “So much of next year will depend on how much time the returning players put into improving their game. The future looks bright.”