WHITE PLAINS - On a breezy day at Fenway Golf Club Wednesday, the leaderboard was populated by players who had experience on this course, especially on its slick greens. Yet even with competition from several past state-tournament qualifiers, Nathan Han proved again that he was Section 1's best.
The Somers senior shot the best score of the day, a final-round 72, and it allowed him to win Section 1's boys golf championship by five shots.
Han finished with a birdie on the 18th, leaving him five shots clear of runners-up Judson Langille of Ossining and Charlie Berridge of Scarsdale.
Han won the Section 1 tournament as a sophomore and went on to earn the NYSPHSAA state championship at Cornell the following week. He spent last school year at Ethan Allen Prep in Ridgefield, Connecticut before returning to Somers. Han led Section 1 in scoring differential during the regular season and now has his second sectional title.
All nine players shot rounds of 80 or better Wednesday. Berridge, playing in the second-to-last group, fired the next-best score after Han, a 74.
The qualifiers will all compete on June 2-3 at the state championships, which are hosted in Ithaca on Cornell's Robert Trent Jones Golf Course.
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At Fenway Golf Club, Par 70
1. Nathan Han (Somers) 72-72-144
T2. Judson Langille (Ossining) 74-75-149
T2. Charlie Berridge (Scarsdale) 75-74-149
4. Chris Walsh (John Jay-Cross River) 75-76-151
T5. Alex Kyriacou (Suffern) 76-76-152
T5. Andy Fan (Scarsdale) 77-75-152
7. Jay Allen (Scarsdale) 73-80-153
8. Steven Lee (Scarsdale) 79-77-156
9. Joseph Reilly (Harrison) 79-78-157
T10. Doug Beney (Rye) 77-82-159
T10. Ben Schwartz (Scarsdale) 80-79-159
12. Jake Anttinelli (Mamaroneck) 80-80-160
13. Matt Ferrari (Croton-Harmon) 80-81-161
14. Colin Offenbacher (John Jay-East Fishkill) 82-82-164
T15. Reece Mullahy (Harrison) 80-85-165
T15. Harrison Blech (Suffern) 81-84-165
T15. Zain Jafar (Greeley) 81-84-165
T18. Aidan Bennett (Pelham) 80-86-166
T18. Will Tormey (Bronxville) 84-82-166
T20. Kevin Glynn (Yorktown) 80-87-167
T20. Julian Thur (Westlake) 84-83-167
T20. Dominic Sculti (Rye) 84-83-167
23. Edward Watson (White Plains) 84-85-169
T24. John Del Bene (Arlington) 82-88-170
T24. Braden Burke (Croton-Harmon) 83-87-170
T24. Joe Sanz (John Jay-Cross River) 84-86-170
27. Eric Mehlman (Harrison) 83-89-171
28. Darren Horton (Lourdes) 78-94-172
T29. Owen Walsh (John Jay-Cross River) 83-90-173
T29. David Umansky (Scarsdale) 84-89-173
31. Makena Kraus (Mahopac) 84-90-174
32. Tyler Derderian (Clarkstown North) 78-99-177
33. Rob Skriloff (John Jay-Cross River) 83-102-185