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2017 All-Area Golf Team

Alan Arnesen

First Team

Alan Arnesen, Stonewall Jackson

The junior claimed the fifth and final state qualifying spot by shooting an 86 at the Region 1B tournament. Arnesen, one of three Generals to qualify, finished with a two-day total of 196 at the VHSL Class 1 state tournament.

Yash Desai, Stonewall Jackson

The senior placed third in the Shenandoah District tournament with a 76 and qualified for the VHSL Class 1 state tournament for the third time in his career. Desai placed 12th after shooting 163 over two days at the state meet.

Yash Desai

Nick Dotson, Stonewall Jackson

The senior won Shenandoah District and Region 1B tournament titles and placed 11th overall at the VHSL Class 1 state tournament with a two-day total of 161 strokes. Dotson also won two district minis during the season.

Jacob Loughlin, Warren County

The senior shot an 83 at the Region 3B tournament to claim the fifth and final individual state qualifying spot. At the VHSL Class 3 tournament, Loughlin placed 16th among 43 golfers, the best finish among local competitors.

Trenton Little, Skyline

Nick Dotson

The senior placed fourth in the Class 3 Northwestern District tournament, tied for the third individual state qualifying spot by firing an 81 at the Region 3B tournament and placed 26th in the VHSL Class 3 state tournament.

Lauren Sims, Skyline

The junior shot an 80 to win the Class 3 Northwestern District tournament and was the runner-up in the Region 3B tournament, where she fired a 77. Sims placed eighth in the VHSL girls state tournament.

Joey Sorge, Warren County

The junior tied for eighth in the Class 3 Northwestern District tournament and led the Wildcats to a second-place finish in the Region 3B tournament by shooting an 81. Sorge placed 27th in the VHSL Class 3 state tournament.

Jacob Loughlin

Austin Stickles, Strasburg

The junior missed most of the season due to a knee injury but returned in time to help the Rams win the Bull Run District title with a second-place effort. Stickles placed 21st at the VHSL Class 2 state tournament.

 

Coach

Matt Wadas, Warren County

Trenton Little

In his 11th season, Wadas led the Wildcats to second place in the Region 3B tournament. Warren County qualified two golfers for the state tournament for the first time since the early 2000s.

Second Team

Coy Jimenez, Central

Ryan Judy, Sherando

Sam Shifflett, Central

Lauren Sims

Seth Stickley, Strasburg

Joseph Sorge

Austin Stickles

Matt Wadas