Gonzaga holds off Georgetown Prep to defend Metros golf title

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The Gonzaga golf team fought through a windy Tuesday afternoon to cap its stellar season with a successful defense of its Metros championship at Worthington Manor in Urbana.

Senior Josh DiZinno’s 1-under-par 71 led the Eagles to a 375-379 win over Georgetown Prep.

The title follows the Eagles’ win in the WCAC tournament last week.

DiZinno, however, almost didn’t play Tuesday.

The Eagles held a qualifier at the course Saturday to determine who would fill the final two available spots Tuesday. DiZinno secured a spot by just one stroke.

“For a second I didn’t think I was going to qualify because it came down to the wire,” DiZinno said.

DiZinno had a familiar face with him on the course: Twin brother Adam came out to support him after school despite not qualifying for the tournament.

“He was watching me on one hole and I bogeyed, so I told him to go away,” DiZinno joked.

The two have been playing together for Gonzaga since their freshman year and will continue to play together next year on the golf team at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Gonzaga also got low scores from Jack Hartman, who competed with DiZinno for his spot on the roster. Hartman and the reigning WCAC individual champion, Matt Moloney, each shot a 73.

Earlier in the season, Gonzaga and the Little Hoyas faced off at Chevy Chase Country Club with the same outcome — Gonzaga won by two strokes.

“The fact that Josh was one of the final guys in and put up the low round of the day speaks to the depth of our team,” Gonzaga Coach Mike Hanagan said.

Landon (401) was third, edging Paul VI by a stroke. The Bears’ Charlie Bundy, the reigning IAC champion and a William & Mary commit, shot an 80.

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