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Victoria Snak lifts Smithtown West girls golf to share of League I championship

Smithtown West's Victoria Snak tees off on the

Smithtown West's Victoria Snak tees off on the fifth hole in the Suffolk girls golf match against Smithtown East. (May 10, 2012) (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

After a rough start, Victoria Snak fought back to help Smithtown West clinch a share of the League I title. Snak shot a 39 (+3) on the front nine at Smithtown Landing on Wednesday, helping Smithtown West defeat Smithtown East 6-3.

The senior played the final six holes in one under par after double-bogeying the first hole and bogeying the second and third holes, according to coach Tom Kane.

"She finished well," Kane said.

The match was a battle of Suffolk County golf titans -- both teams stepped into the first tee box with undefeated records. It lived up to its billing, too. Smithtown West shot a 215,  Smithtown East a 218.

"Both teams played extremely well," Kane said. "The win means a lot. To get a victory over Smithtown East with both teams playing lights-out golf was really great."

The two will play again on Thursday at Smithtown Landing. If Smithtown West (12-0) wins, they will win the League I Championship outright. If Smithtown East wins, the two would be named co-champs, Kane said.

If round one was any indication, Thursday's meeting is sure to be a slugfest.

"We practice at the same course, so these girls know each other very well," Kane said.

Tags: Smithtown West , girls golf , Victoria Snak

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