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Chantilly Garners Region Golf Crown

Park leads the way for Chargers.

Chantilly High School, led by senior Ji Soo Park, won the 2010 AAA Northern Region championship Oct. 6 at Twin Lakes Golf Course. Park, who also won the individual medal with a two-day total of 74-70 — 144, led the Chargers to a seven-shot victory over Langley High School.

"The players laid out their goals for the season, and they have just checked off that list so far — win the District and win the region," said Chantilly co-head coach Kurt Sporkmann afterward. "Next up is states."

Park, who also won last year's region title and has a stellar junior golf resume, posted the tournament's low round of a 2-under 70 on the final day. "The weather was much better for the second round," he said, flashing his well-known grin. "Plus, I had five birdies, and that made the big difference over the first round."

Both Park and Coach Sporkmann mentioned the contributions of the entire team, especially Steve Aanstoos. His second round score of 77 was four shots better than his first-day 81.

"I made four more putts in the second round," he said dryly when asked about the improvement.

Following Park in individual play was the runner-up Edric Wung from Langley, Madison's Tommy Curley, third, Alexandra Austin from Robinson, fourth, and Langley's Will Byrne, fifth.

<b>AT THE 2010 STATE AAA</b> golf tournament, which ended in the gathering darkness earlier this week on Tuesday, Oct. 12 in Suffolk, Chantilly finished third, 10 strokes behind Virginia Beach's Kellam High School. Chantilly's Park shot 67-70 — 137 to take third-place honors in individual play. Details of the event will be in next week's Centre View issue.