(Oct. 12 2018) The Stephen Decatur golf team captured the District VIII title on Wednesday afternoon at the Hyatt Resort in Cambridge, by one stroke over Kent Island.

“All of my players continued to do what we have done all year,” Decatur Coach Dan Stearman said. “We limited our mistakes, we putted well and, most importantly, we supported each other.”

Decatur shot a 328 to win the competition. Kent Island scored a 329 and Easton came in third with a 342.

Junior Brady Leonard, whose 75 earned him medalist honors, led Decatur. Senior captains Emily Malinowski and Hayden Snelsire tallied 80 and 83, respectively. Senior Joe Beck carded a 90.

“The team played really good overall. It was a great team win,” Stearman said.

Decatur will now battle the Kent Island Buccaneers on Tuesday for the Bayside Conference championship title.

Decatur is representing the Bayside South and Kent Island the North. The match will begin at noon at GlenRiddle Golf Club in Berlin.

“For us to defeat a very good Kent Island team, we need to continue to do what I have preached all year – limit the high number, putt well and then play within themselves,” Stearman said. “If they can do that, we should win the Bayside.”

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