2015 All-Area Golf Team
Yash Desai, Stonewall Jackson
The sophomore qualified for the Group 1A state tournament by firing a career-low 78 in the Region 1A East tournament. Desai had a two-day total of 201 in the state competition. He tied for sixth in Conference 44.
Luke Estep, Central
The sophomore fired an 84 from the No. 4 spot in Central’s lineup to help the Falcons to the Conference 35 tournament championship. Estep shot an 85 in the Region 2A East tournament at Kiskiack Golf Club in Williamsburg.
Brett Loy, Sherando
The junior placed sixth in the Group 4A state tournament, firing a two-day total of 155. Loy also was sixth in the Region 4A West tournament, was the Conference 21A tournament champion and won the Skyline Invitational.
Jonah Pearson, Sherando
The junior fired an 81 in the Conference 21A tournament at Heritage Oaks to help the Warriors to a runner-up finish and a berth in the Region 4A West tournament. Pearson shot a 78 in the regional competition.
Joseph Plauger, Central
The senior placed seventh in the Group 2A state tournament, firing a two-day total of 162. Plauger tied for third place in the Region 2A East tournament and was the Conference 35 tournament champion.
Mason Scott, Sherando
The senior fired an 82 at the Conference 21A tournament in Harrisonburg to help the Warriors to a second-place finish and a spot in the Region 4A West tournament. Scott fired a 79 in the regional competition.
Colten Smith, Strasburg
The senior qualified for the Region 2A East tournament when he finished tied for third place in the Conference 35 tournament, in which he shot an 84. Smith also fired an 84 in the regional competition in Williamsburg.
Austin Stickles, Strasburg
The freshman qualified for the Group 2A state tournament with an eighth-place finish in the Region 2A East tournament. Stickles fired a two-day total of 181 in the state tournament. He placed ninth in Conference 35.
Jeff Walters, Central
In his 10th season as the Falcons’ golf coach, Walters led Central to a Conference 35 tournament championship and their first regional tournament appearance since the 2011 season.