The Harrison High School Boys Golf team has won the League Championship and the Conference Championship for the second consecutive year. The team will now compete at the Section 1 Championships. In addition, Harrison was able to send five golfers to this year’s Section 1 Individual Championships.
The Huskies clinched the League Championship with a win over Pelham on May 14th, finishing the remainder of their season later that week in a season that has been interrupted with continual weather delays. As a result of winning the League Championship, the team competed in the Conference Championships on Wednesday, May 30th at Westchester Country Club and advanced to play in the Section 1 team Championships.
The Huskies competed against John Jay Cross River, Lourdes and Tappan Zee for the Conference Championship held this year at Westchester County Club. This is the second consecutive year that Harrison had been the Conference Champion as well.
"The Conference Championships is a quad match, 6 players from each team, top 5 scores and included the four league champs from our conference," said Coach Phil DiGioia. The players for Harrison were Brian Aslanian, Joe Reilly, Luke Saviano, Reece Mullahy, Eric Mehlman, and Jonah Gellert. The score final score was Harrison High School - 207, John Jay Cross River - 221, Tappan Zee - 233, Lourdes - 258.
The Huskies then advanced to the Section 1 Championship on Tuesday, June 5th at Fenway County Club. Harrison competed against Bronxville, Scarsdale, and John Jay East Fishkill for the chance to go to the New York State Championships. Scarsdale captured the Section 1 crown ending Harrison's 2018 season.
Of the 60 golfers who qualified for the Section 1 competition, only the top 30 golfers advance to the second day of play. The following HHS golfers qualified to play in the first round of the Individual Section 1 tournament at Waccabuc Country Club: Brian Aslanian 12th grade captain; Joe Reilly 11th grade captain; Luke Saviano 11th grade captain; Eric Mehlman 10th grade; and Reece Mullahy 9th grade.
Harrison had two golfers advance to the second day – Brian Aslanian and Joe Reilly. From the top 30 golfers, only nine can advance to the New York State tournament. Joe finished in a tie for 11th place and Brian finished in a tie for 15th place – capping an outstanding six-year career at Harrison and will look forward to playing on the Men’s Golf Team for Amherst College in the fall.