Golfers to watch

Chris Lambrou of Holy Trinity tees off the Chris Lambrou of Holy Trinity tees off the on the eighth Hole of James Baird State Park Golf Course during the NYCHSAA varsity boys golf state finals. (June 1, 2012) Photo Credit: James Escher

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1. Elizabeth Choi: Syosset, junior

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Choi won the last two Nassau County individual championships, and finished in the top-six at the state tournament in each of the last two seasons.

2. Samantha Sessa: Garden City Maroon, senior

Sessa has finished in the top-10 at the state tournament in each of the last three seasons, including a second-place finish as a freshman. She came in third at the CHSAA individual tournament last season.

3. Kaitlin Clancy: Smithtown West, senior

Clancy finished second in the Suffolk individual tournament and played a key role in Smithtown West winning the county team championship last season.

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4. Alexa Niven: Smithtown East, sophomore

Niven tied for fifth at the Suffolk individual tournament as a freshman last season.

5. Shannon Haselton: Sayville, Senior

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Haselton helped lead Sayville to an undefeated season and tied for fifth at the county tournament in 2013.


1. Michael Miranda: Middle Country, senior

Miranda won the last two Suffolk County Championships and went 12-0 in dual meet competitions last season.

2. Chris Lambrou, Holy Trinity, senior

Lambrou was the runner-up at the CHSAA individual tournament last year and has qualified for the last three state tournaments.

3. Ken Doyle: Chaminade, senior

Doyle finished third at the CHSAA individual tournament last season and helped Chaminade win the league team title.

4. Troy Grubman: Bellmore JFK, junior

Grubman helped lead Bellmore JFK to its first conference championship since 1980, and also qualified for the county individual tournament.

5. Jake Balkin: Sachem East, senior

Balkin, a six-year starter, is a four-time all-league golfer who led Sachem East to the League II tournament title last season.

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