In a rain-shortened match, Mario Ventresca '21 and Daren Nolan '22 led the Explorers to a victory over Lansdale Catholic and improved their record to 11-0.
Senior Matt Lafond fired a 1-over par round of 37 on the front nine of Whitemarsh Valley Country Club to lead the Explorers to a 244-276 victory over Penn Charter and a 16-0 record on the season.
Junior Patrick Meko carded a 3-over par round of 38 on the front nine of North Hills Country Club to lead the Explorers to a 250-271 victory over Saint Joseph's Prep.
Freshman Kevin Lafond and sophomore Darren Nolan each fired 4-over par rounds of 39 on the front nine of North Hills Country Club to lead La Salle to a 250--271 victory over Malvern Prep.
The Explorers shot 460 to win their 5th consecutive Philadelphia Catholic Championship and 17th since 2000.
La Salle - 460
Saint Joseph's Prep - 472
Archbishop Wood - 516
Bonner-Prendergast - 527
Devon Prep - 528
Cardinal O'Hara - 534
Roman Catholic - 568
Archbishop Carr - 579
Lansdale Catholic - 610
Senior Matt Lafond birdied the final two holes to win the the individual championship with an even par round of 71 at Blue Bell Country Club. Nine Explorers earned All-Catholic honors.
1) Matt Lafond - 71
2) Steve Lorenzo - 72
4) Griffin Caulfield - 75
7) Mario Ventresca - 76
13) Ben Stewart - 82
14) Darren Nolan and Luke Corcorran - 83
18) Corey Haydu and Matt Hladczuk - 84
The Explorers shot 304 to win their 3rd consecutive District XII 3A (City) Championship.
La Salle - 304
Saint Joseph's Prep - 307
Devon Prep - 309
Archbishop Wood - 341
Bonner-Prendergast - 352
Masterman - 429
Central - 453
Senior Matt Lafond led the Explorers with a 2-over par round of 72 at JC Melrose Country Club. Lafond, along with junior Corey Haydu, qualified for the Eastern Regional Championship.
3) Matt Lafond - 72
4) Corey Haydu - 73
7) Steve Lorenzo and Griffin Caulfield - 77
11) Daren Nolan - 78
In the final dual match of the season, senior Steve Lorenzo fired a 1-over par round of 72 at LuLu Country Club to lead the Explorers to a 310-312 victory over Emmaus High School, the District 11 Champions. La Salle finished the season undefeated at 24-0 and advanced for the third consecutive time to the finals of the Pennsylvania State Championship, which will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York, PA.
PIAA Boys AAA Team Championship
Fox Chapel Area High School - 284 (E)
Cumberland Valley High School - 308 (+24)
La Salle College High School - 309 (+25)
Strath Haven High School - 311 (+27)
Cathedral Preparatory School - 329 (+45)
East Juniata High School - 358 (+74)
2019 Varsity Golf Team
|August Blatney||2021||11||Wyndmoor, PA|
|Colin Broderick||2023||9||Huntingdon Valley, PA|
|Griffin Caulfield||2020||12||Ambler, PA|
|Luke Corcoran||2022||10||Lansdale, PA|
|Connor Cunningham||2021||11||Dresher, PA|
|Eric Fryer||2022||10||Ambler, PA|
|Joseph Halferty||2023||9||Blue Bell, PA|
|Corey Haydu||2021||11||Doylestown, PA|
|Matthew Hladczuk||2020||12||Jenkintown, PA|
|William Huntley||2023||9||Lansdale, PA|
|Kevin Lafond||2023||9||Blue Bell, PA|
|Matthew Lafond||2020||12||Blue Bell, PA|
|Stephen Lorenzo||2020||12||Lower Gwynedd, PA|
|James Mahon||2022||10||Blue Bell, PA|
|Patrick Meko||2021||11||Oreland, PA|
|Darren Nolan||2022||10||Glenside, PA|
|Benton Stewart||2020||12||Wyndmoor, PA|
|Mario Ventresca||2021||11||Blue Bell, PA|
The team will head to Bucknell University for PIAA State Championships March 11-12.
The Explorers previously won the Catholic League Championship.
The Explorers also won the APAC Founders Cup by defeating Holy Ghost Prep 4-1