Prep roundup: Three local golfers qualify for Region 3A East tournament

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STANARDSVILLE — Central’s Joseph Plauger and Skyline’s Anthony Crescienzi and Brandon Griffith all qualified for next week’s regional tournament with their performances Monday at the Conference 28 tournament at Greene Hills Golf Club.

Plauger, a junior, fired a 76 on the par 71 course, while Crescienzi, a senior, and Griffith, a freshman, each shot their best rounds of the season for the Hawks with an 84 and 85, respectively.

William Monroe won the team event with a total of 299, while Loudoun Valley (310) finished second. Central (374) was fourth, Skyline (384) fifth and Warren County (394) sixth in the seven-team tournament. The top two teams advanced to next Monday’s Region 3A East tournament at Brickshire Golf Club in Providence Forge, as did the top six individuals not on regional-qualifying teams.

“Today Anthony and Brandon both had their best rounds of the year,” Skyline coach Colin Miller said. “This week of practice I kept talking about focus and working on shooting your best round of the year, and they did.

“I knew they were both capable of shooting 85, but when your players haven’t done it yet you just put faith in it in the end.”

Warren County’s Courtney L’Amoreaux narrowly missed regional qualification, as she lost on a playoff hole after finishing the round tied for the sixth and final spot with an 88.

Conference 21 golf tournament

STERLING — Sherando sophomore Brett Loy fired a 2-under-par 70 at the Conference 21 golf tournament at Algonkian Golf Course on Monday to qualify for next Tuesday’s Region 4A North tournament at Ivy Hill Golf Club in Forest.

The Warriors placed fourth in Monday’s conference tournament, firing a collective score of 319. Loudoun County won the event with a 297, while Dominion (304) also qualified as a team for the regional tournament with a second-place finish.

Loy, who finished second overall behind Dominion’s Kurt Funkhouser on Monday, will be the lone representative at the regional tournament for Sherando.

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