Seahawk Golfers Edge Parkside at Ocean Pines

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity golf team closed the gap with conference leading Parkside on Tuesday, shooting a team-low 166, to edge the Rams (169) and the rest of the field in a match at Ocean Pines.

Decatur got solid scores from up and down its line-up at Ocean Pines on Tuesday, led by Nikki Rafer, who shot a 39 and shared the co-medalist award with Parkside’s Matt Stitcher, who also shot a 39. Decatur’s Andrew Urban shot a 41, Joe Iacona finished in 42, Matt Ruggiere shot a 44 and Delany Iacona finished with a 47 to round out the Seahawks’ team-low 166.

Parkside’s Stitcher shot 39, while Brenan McAllister finished with a 42, Corey Haldeman came in at 43, Dave DiPirro shot 45 and Josh Robinson shot 48. Parkside and Decatur have been battling all season as the top two teams in the Bayside South, with the Rams finished first in nine matches and second in three, while the Seahawks have three first-place finishes and six second-place finishes.

After nine matches, Parkside leads the point standings with 12 total points, while Decatur is a close second with 15 team points. In the individual standings, Parkside’s McAllister leads the Bayside South with a 37.9 average, followed closely by a pair of Seahawks including Joe Iacona at 38.2 and Nikki Rafer at 38.7.