Holy Trinity's Chris Lambrou wins CHSAA golf title
Chris Lambrou came into this season's CHSAA golf championship on a mission after losing in a playoff in last season's tournament.
From the first hole Tuesday, the Holy Trinity senior ensured things would be much less dramatic this year.
Lambrou shot 1-under-par 71 at Eisenhower Red to win the CHSAA individual championship, beginning the day with an eagle on the par-5 first hole and shooting 32 on the front nine.
"I got off to a good start on the first hole," Lambrou said, "and things just escalated from there."
Lambrou said last year's second-place finish after the playoff was on his mind, saying he "definitely wanted to win" after falling just short, but he was able to stay focused on the present.
"I was just playing against the people I played with today," said Lambrou, who added that his driving was the key to victory.
The senior also was named the league's player of the year, with an average score of 0.7 under par during the regular season.
Undefeated Chaminade won the team postseason title Tuesday. The Flyers were led by freshman Michael Brennan (75) and senior Chris Van Praag (76), who finished second and third, respectively, in the individual tournament.
On the girls side, sophomore Nicolette Dilluvio became Kellenberg's first golfer to win a league title, shooting 9-over 81 at Eisenhower White.
"Staying calm [and] being confident," Dilluvio said, were the keys to her victory. "It's amazing, being a sophomore and doing this already. I plan on doing it again next year."
"She really put the girls team on the map," Kellenberg coach Keith Doran said. "She bounced back from a tough match last week in the [team] championship to show that she is the best golfer in the league."
St. Anthony's won the girls team championship Thursday, defeating Kellenberg in the final.