Junior Darren Nolan shot a 1-over par round of 36 on the front nine of North Hills Country Club as the Explorers defeated Devon Preparatory School 232-235. Tyler Leyden '23 carded a 38 and Mario Ventresca '21 and Scotty Hughes '24 each added a 39.
Junior Luke Corcoran fired a 1-under par round of 34 on the front nine of North Hills Country Club to lead the Explorers past Upper Moreland.
Despite an even par round of 35 from senior Corey Haydu, the Explorers lost a dual match for the first time in over four years. Junior Luke Corcoran and sophomore Kevin Lafond each carded rounds of 37 as La Salle lost by one stroke to Devon Prep on a windy day at Linfield National Golf Club.
Sophomore Tyler Leyden carded an even par round of 36 on the front nine of Whitemarsh Valley Country Club to lead the Explorers to a 238-255 win over Wissahickon High School. Sophomore Will Huntley added a 37.
The Explorers used six rounds in the 70s to shoot 452 and capture the inaugural Presidents' Invitational Cup by 27 strokes over Devon Prep (479) and Holy Ghost Prep (492) at The 1912 Club. Darren Nolan fired a a 2-over par round of 72 to lead all golfers.
The 1912 Club
Plymouth Meeting, PA
La Salle - 452
Devon Prep - 479
Holy Ghost Prep - 492
Darren Nolan ‘22 - 72
Tyler Leyden ‘23 - 74
Scotty Hughes ‘24 - 75
Corey Haydu ‘21 - 75
Will Huntley ‘23 - 78
Mario Ventresca ‘21 - 78
Freshman Scotty Hughes and sophomore Tyler Leyden each fired 2-over par rounds of 38 on the front nine of Whitemarsh Valley Country Club as the Explorers defeated Saint Joseph's Prep 239-264 and improved to 9-1 on the season.
Sophomore Tyler Leyden birdied two of the final four holes to shoot a 6-over par round of 76 on the North Course at Philmont Country Club as the Explorers defeated Saint Joseph's Prep by a score of 313-316 to win their fourth consecutive District 12 Golf Championship. Junior Darren Nolan likewise carded a 76. La Salle advances to PIAA State Playoffs and will face Liberty High School (Bethlehem, PA) at the Steel Club in Hellertown, PA.
2019 Varsity Golf Team
|August Blatney||2021||12||Wyndmoor, PA|
|Colin Broderick||2023||10||Huntingdon Valley, PA|
|Aidan Buchanan||2024||9||Meadowbrook, PA|
|Luke Corcoran||2022||11||Lansdale, PA|
|Connor Cunningham||2021||12||Dresher, PA|
|George Deming V||2024||9||Philadelphia, PA|
|Eric Fryer||2022||11||Ambler, PA|
|Jackson Fryer||2024||9||Ambler, PA|
|Joseph Halferty||2023||10||Blue Bell, PA|
|Corey Haydu||2021||12||Doylestown, PA|
|Scott Hughes||2024||9||Ambler, PA|
|William Huntley||2023||10||Lansdale, PA|
|Kevin Lafond||2023||10||Blue Bell, PA|
|Tyler Leyden||2023||10||Glenside, PA|
|James Mahon||2022||11||Blue Bell, PA|
|Ethan Martin||2024||9||North Wales, PA|
|Patrick Meko||2021||12||Oreland, PA|
|Darren Nolan||2022||11||Glenside, PA|
|Owen Reape||2024||9||Blue Bell, PA|
|Mario Ventresca||2021||12||Blue Bell, PA|
The Explorers have won 7 of last 10 PIAA State Titles and 33 Straight Philadelphia Catholic League Crowns.
This was the 4th consecutive year the Explorers have finished Top 2 in the State at the PIAA Championships