Langley High senior Sam Walsh closed out his final high school golf tournament with a bang. He eagled the last hole of the final round of the Virginia AAA state championship on Oct. 12, giving him a 1-under 71 that day.
Walsh's 75-71--146 led Langley to a fourth place finish at states, and he ended up tied for 12th in the individual scoring. The other three players whose scores counted in the final round were Will Byrne (76-72--148), Edric Wung (75-73--148), and Chris Brugge (74-78--152). Langley trailed the winning team, Virginia Beach's Kellam, by 14 strokes and third-place Chantilly by four.
"We were the only team in the tournament to post all four scores in the 70's on the second day," said Langley coach Al Berg afterward. "The team had a very successful tournament and season."
In addition to praising Walsh's great play, Berg also singled out freshman Edric Wung's fine play during the season, especially Wung's silver medal in the Northern Region tournament earlier this month.
Others posting scores for Langley at the state tournament at Nansemond River Golf Course in Suffolk included Joe Simpson, Matt DiSalvo, and Jack Sandusky.