Player of the Year
Patrick Hohman, Boys' Latin

Hohman won the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association individual championship with a playoff victory over Gilman's Brad Miller and a score of 73. Hohman, a four-year varsity player, will attend Methodist College in North Carolina and will enroll in the Professional Golf Management Program.

Hohman, who aspires to turn professional, won an event in the Titleist Junior Tour. He was team MVP and the team points leader.

"He represents all that is true about hard work and determination," Boys' Latin coach Mason Champion said. "That is where his true talent is. He was a captain and led by example."
Coach of the Year
Paul Bangle, Liberty

Bangle helped Liberty become the first Carroll County school to win a state championship. He also guided Liberty to county, conference and district titles.

Bangle said the key was the extra work the team put in during the offseason, and the commitment the team made to reaching the final.

"Last year we made it to states, but we did not qualify for the second day," Bangle said. "That kind of resonated in their head a little bit. So, they wanted to get some tournament experience and get back to that state tournament to give themselves a chance."
All-Metro team

Jason Clatworthy, St. Vincent Pallotti

He 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 River

Eure 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, Gilman

Miller 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 Air

Powers was a four-year varsity player and a team captain for Bel Air, which won its league championship. The senior made an impressive run in the state tournament at the University of Maryland, eventually finishing second to Alex Hoffman of Middletown after 36 holes and a sudden-death playoff. He carries a 3.71 grade point average.

Tim Prey, St. Paul's

Prey, a three-year starter, finished fourth in the MIAA A Conference individual championships. He also placed third in the prestigious North-South Junior Am at Pinehurst. The senior was team captain for the second consecutive year and played at No. 1 for St. Paul's the past two years. He had a 73.58 scoring average. "Tim's leadership this year was invaluable," St. Paul's coach Richard Collins said. "Not only did he lead by playing extremely well, [but] he helped an inexperienced squad reach the semifinals of the MIAA."

Hunter Rief, Gilman

Rief is one of the longest hitters in the metro area. Known as a top competitor in match play, Rief held the No. 3 spot for Gilman's 14-1 MIAA championship team. The junior was selected as one of eight players on the American Schoolboy Golf team sponsored by Blair Academy in New Jersey that will tour Great Britain for three weeks this summer. "He is an excellent golfer ... no weaknesses in his game," coach Don Rogers said.

John Rosecrans, Liberty

Rosecrans, a senior, played No. 1 for a Liberty team that won the county, conference and district state titles. At states, he shot a 78 and 77 in the two rounds. The state title was the first for any Carroll County school in golf. "He has just been a solid player all around," coach Paul Bangle said. "He had one of the lowest scoring averages in the county. He was our captain and our leader."

Casey Taylor, Calvert Hall

A freshman, he only lost one match all season and accumulated 34 out of a possible 36 points in his matches. He will probably play No. 1 for the team the next three years. He finished fourth in the MIAA individual championships. Calvert Hall finished runner- up to Gilman in the MIAA A Conference team championship.

Chris Wellde, Centennial

Wellde finished a remarkable career at Centennial by winning the Howard County individual county championship, the individual regional championship and placing eighth in the state tournament. The senior also helped Centennial to go undefeated in 30 county matches.Wellde shot a 72 in the Maryland qualifier for the Trusted Choice Big I Classic in Idaho, and qualified for the National Championship in Boise, Idaho.

NOTE // Team selected by Todd Karpovich after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.

Player of the Year
Morgan Koopman, McDonogh

Koopman, who has an 8- handicap, suffered only one loss in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference to powerhouse Roland Park. In the IAAM golf championship, Koopman scored a 78 to win the title, and she was named an IAAM All-Star.

Koopman, a junior, plans to compete in several events this summer, including tournaments in Maryland at the Suburban Club, Turf Valley Country Club and Oakmont Green.

"Morgan is a delightful young lady on and off of the course," McDonogh coach Diane Young said. "She is tons of fun but a serious competitor once a match commences."
Coach of the Year
Tara Kramer, Roland Park

Kramer guided Roland Park to its second consecutive undefeated season (5-0) and Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland championship.

After being tied after the first day with McDonogh, Roland Park finished the second day seven points ahead of McDonogh.

Roland Park has won three IAAM championships in the past four years.
All-Metro team

Jamie Bare, St. Paul's

Bare, a senior who played on the varsity for four years, took second in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland tournament by shooting an 83. Bare, who also made the All-Metro team last year, played the past two seasons at No. 1. She will attend Virginia next year. "Over the past four years, she has just been a very consistent player," St. Paul's athletic director Jim Stromberg said. "She does very well with putting the ball on the green."

Hannah Deegan, Roland Park

Deegan, a junior, helped the team to an undefeated regular season. She finished fourth in the IAAM A Conference individual tournament, which earned her IAAM All-Star honors. Her stellar play also helped the team win the overall championship.

Bridget Ercole, Bryn Mawr

Ercole was consistently one of the top golfers in the metro area. She played No. 1 for the second consecutive year and finished fifth in the conference individual championships. The junior helped the Mawrtians beat undefeated Roland Park, 2-1, in their match on April 17. Ercole stuck an 8-iron within three feet of the pin to win that match. She also was a captain.

Veronica Gross, Mercy

Gross, a senior, finished third in the IAAM individual tournament after a two-hole playoff. The top four players in that tournament were only separated by three strokes when the players teed off on the second day. She played No. 1 all season for the Magic. "She played steady all year," coach Harry Bortner said. "This year, her putting and short game improved tremendously."

Suh Huang, Mount Hebron

Huang, a senior, won the Howard County individual championship and had a sixth-place finish in the state championships at College Park. Huang also finished second in the District V tournament. Huang's biggest strength is her accuracy off the tee.

Audra McShane, Centennial

McShane helped Centennial qualify for its first state tournament in school history. McShane, a senior, finished ninth overall at the state championships in College Park. McShane helped Centennial win the Howard County regular-season title and the conference tournament. She also received a medal in the District V tournament.

Caitlin Melvin, IND

Melvin, a three-year varsity player, won the IAAM B Conference championship. She shot a 46 on the second day of the championships and nearly drove the green off the first tee. Melvin helped the Indians to an undefeated regular season and the B Conference tournament. Melvin, a junior, played No. 1 all season. "She's improved her game significantly each year," coach Gerard Vetter said.

Liz Silbernagle, Fallston

Silbernagle won the district championship by shooting an 81 at Patriot's Glen. She won the county individual title with an 86 on a rainy, windy day at Geneva Farm. She also finished fifth in the state tournament at College Park. "Liz consistently led our team in scoring throughout the year, and even though she's only a freshman, provided great leadership and maturity for our team," Fallston coach Brian Hulka said. "Despite her tremendous talent, Liz remains humble and is the hardest-working golfer on our team."

Lauren Smith, Arundel

Smith finished tied for second in the state championships behind Caroline Sweet of East Roosevelt. She won the Anne Arundel County and District V championships. The junior also led Arundel to the team county and District V championships. "She is [hitting] much longer," Arundel coach Phelps Prescott said. "Her length allows her to use a lot of lower irons and attack pins she would never have been able to attack in the past."

NOTE // Team selected by Todd Karpovich after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.