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.
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.