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Boys golf: All-Metro team

Jason Clatworthy, St. Vincent PallottiHe shot slightly more than 36 per round for the season and only lost half of a point during the regular season. The junior had an impressive showing at the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association individual championships, where he finished third behind Patrick Hohman of Boys Latin and Brad Miller of Gilman.Josh Eure, South RiverEure finished fourth in the state and was two birdie putts from gaining at least a tie for the title. The junior also won the Fall Preview tournament, which featured private and public schools, by shooting a 72. He finished second in District V. "He was more consistent this last year," South River coach Bruce Bowen said.Brad Miller, GilmanMiller played outstanding golf all year and finished second in the MIAA individual championships after losing in a playoff to Patrick Hohman. He was a team captain who led by example. Miller, a senior, averages one birdie every three holes he plays. "He has been tremendous in our matches against the best player from each team in our league," coach Don Rogers said. He is playing golf at the University of Richmond in the fall.Brandon Powers, Bel AirPowers was a four-yearvarsity player and a teamcaptain for Bel Air, whichwon its league championship.The senior made animpressive run in the statetournament at the Universityof Maryland, eventuallyfinishing second to AlexHoffman of Middletown after36 holes and a sudden-deathplayoff. He carries a3.71 grade point average.Tim Prey, St. Paul'sPrey, a three-year starter,finished fourth in the MIAAA Conference individualchampionships. He alsoplaced third in the prestigiousNorth-South JuniorAm at Pinehurst. The seniorwas team captain for thesecond consecutive yearand played at No. 1 for St.Paul's the past two years.He had a 73.58 scoring average."Tim's leadership thisyear was invaluable," St.Paul's coach Richard Collinssaid. "Not only did he leadby playing extremely well,[but] he helped an inexperiencedsquad reach thesemifinals of the MIAA."Hunter Rief, GilmanRief is one of the longesthitters in the metro area.Known as a top competitorin match play, Rief held theNo. 3 spot for Gilman's 14-1MIAA championship team.The junior was selected asone of eight players on theAmerican Schoolboy Golfteam sponsored by BlairAcademy in New Jerseythat will tour Great Britainfor three weeks this summer."He is an excellentgolfer ... no weaknesses inhis game," coach Don Rogerssaid.John Rosecrans, LibertyRosecrans, a senior,played No. 1 for a Libertyteam that won the county,conference and districtstate titles. At states, heshot a 78 and 77 in the tworounds. The state title wasthe first for any CarrollCounty school in golf. "Hehas just been a solid playerall around," coach Paul Banglesaid. "He had one of thelowest scoring averages inthe county. He was our captainand our leader."Casey Taylor, Calvert HallA freshman, he only lostone match all season andaccumulated 34 out of apossible 36 points in hismatches. He will probablyplay No. 1 for the team thenext three years. He finishedfourth in the MIAA individualchampionships.Calvert Hall finished runner-up to Gilman in theMIAA A Conference teamchampionship.Chris Wellde, CentennialWellde finished a remarkablecareer at Centennial bywinning the Howard Countyindividual county championship,the individual regionalchampionship andplacing eighth in the statetournament. The senioralso helped Centennial togo undefeated in 30 countymatches.Wellde shot a 72 inthe Maryland qualifier forthe Trusted Choice Big IClassic in Idaho, and qualifiedfor the National Championshipin Boise, Idaho.NOTE // Team selected byTodd Karpovich after consultationwith The Sun staffand area coaches.

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