Boys Golf Tournament of Champions, 2022: Princeton-bound Drogin leads Newark Academy to T of C tag team title
Newark Academy shot 304, 10 shots better than Chatham and Bergen Catholic to win the state team title in windy conditions at Tuesday’s NJSIAA Tournament of Champions at Hawk Pointe Golf Club in Washington.
Essex County neighbors Chatham and Bergen Catholic each posted scores of 314 to finish tied for second, Hunterdon Central had a 315 for fourth and defending T of C champion Westfield posted a 317 to complete the top five.
“The whole team played well today. It was very windy and we all did a great job of limiting bogey errors and avoiding big numbers,” said Princeton-bound and senior Nathan Drogin, who shot a par 72 and tied for second. rank with Cranford’s Derek Gutierrez in the Individual T of C and took medalist honors to claim the Individual Non-Public B crown. proud of the guys today and their performances. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to end my high school golf career.
Sophomore Kevin Ha (76), sophomore TJ Betlow (77) and freshman Arjun Caprihan (79) all contributed to the team victory, which also included a non-public B title for the second consecutive year.
Delbarton (318), Metuchen (323), Ramapo (325), Christian Brothers (325), Madison (328) and Cranford (328) complete the top 10.
Group 1: 1-Metuchen 323. 2-Mountain Lakes 360. 3-Glen Ridge 370. 4-Cinnaminson 378. Metuchen bounces back from a second-place finish last year and was led by second Jakob Krombholz and senior Kyle Blom, who tied for the individual title. with a 78 each.
Group 2: 1-Cranford, 328, Madison 328. 3-Old Tappan 343. 4-West Deptford 349. Cranford head coach Bill Ray, who is retiring at the end of the year, comes out on a high in winning the Group 2 title in a playoff as Gutierrez (72) earns medalist honors with a shot over Haddon Heights junior Nathan Guertler (73) and Wall student second Pat Scenna (73). Scenna shot an 82 last year as a rookie in Wall’s Group 2 championship.
Group 3: 1-Chatham 314. 2-Ramapo 325. 3-Mainland 344. 4-Moorestown 347. Chatham defend their Group 3 title as junior David McNamara (74) wins the individual crown with a shot over Ramapo rookie Harry Cohen (75).
Group 4: 1-Hunterdon Central 315. 2-Westfield 317. 3-Shawnee 332. 4-Marlboro 369. Despite Blake’s T of C crown, Hunterdon Central edge defending champion by two strokes as junior Isaiah Williams leads the Red Devils with a 75 and a second. Alexander Yong finishes with a 76.
Not public A: 1-Bergen Catholic 314. 2-Delbarton 318. 3-Christian Brothers 325. 4-St. Augustine WD. Bergen Catholic wins the Non-Public A title by four strokes over Delbarton. Junior Tyler Lee of Delbarton wins the individual title with a 73, one shot better than second Evan Sorensen (74) and two shots better than senior Ethan Lee, both of Christian Brothers.
B not public: 1-Newark Academy 304. 2-Morristown-Beard 366, Bishop Eustace 366, 4-Ranney 371. Drogin, Ha and Betlow finished 1-2-3 in the Non-Public B title.
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