With the Section 1 team title already well in hand at Fenway Golf Club, the Scarsdale Raiders had one more mission ahead of them to cap off their perfect season. David Umansky, the final golfer to come in, needed to shoot at most a 40 in order to set a school record for best 9-hole round.
Nothing makes a six-hour bus ride home better than celebrating a championship. That’s what the Scarsdale girls golf team got to do this year after achieving so many records for the program, which started in 2007.
Ten sectional qualifiers, six finalists, one state alternate and four state qualifiers — it was a record week for the Scarsdale boys golf team. And the scary part is this: “All four of them have a shot at winning it,” coach Andy Verboys said of the New York State Championships this weekend.
Girls golf made its debut at Scarsdale High School in 2007. No longer would girls play on the boys’ team. That year the Raiders were 3-7 and sent then-freshman Rachel Whitney to the New York State Championships.
“Historic” is an oft-used word when it comes to Scarsdale High School golf. To describe what the girls and boys teams have achieved this spring, we’re going to need another word, so let’s go with “unprecedented.”
Andy Fan came to Scarsdale in a curious way.
Barney (Foltman) made a new friend on Tuesday.
Jay Allen is a two-time All-State golfer for Scarsdale. Nathan Han won the Section 1 and New York State titles two years ago for Somers. The two went head-to-head Tuesday at Anglebrook, with Han edging Allen by one stroke, 32-33.
Kaitlyn Lee used to play golf for candy. Now she plays for love of the game.
For the Scarsdale boys golf team, winning the Section 1 team title is almost automatic. On Tuesday, the Raiders won for the fourth time in five years, second back to back.
There has been no doubt that Scarsdale golf has been at its best in the past five years. This year there was no exception as the Scarsdale Golf team was able to send three players to states at the Robert Trent Jones golf course in Ithaca. Jay Allen, Ben Schwartz and Steven Lee all endured th…