LoHud Golf Blog High School Power Rankings
1. Scarsdale (11-0)
2. White Plains (8-1)
3. Iona Prep (7-0-1)
4. Tappan Zee (9-0)
5. Fox Lane (10-1)
6. Arlington (8-1)
7. Bronxville (8-1)
8. Rye (6-2)
9. John Jay (10-3)
10. Pearl River (6-2)
By Mike Zacchio
After three weeks of relatively quiet golf, the high school season saw several shocking upsets that should make for a very interesting Section 1 team tournament.
Scarsdale (11-0) dethroned reigning team champion White Plains (8-1) in the local rankings after weeks of nipping at the Tigers’ heels. The Raiders defeated both White Plains and Dobbs Ferry in a tri-match Thursday at Fenway Golf Club, site of the final round of this year’s individual section tournament.
Both Scarsdale and White Plains made noise last week after breaking the 190 mark for the first time in two years. The Raiders shot a 189 team aggregate Monday at Sunningdale Country Club, while the Tigers posted a 183 two days later at the same location.
Iona Prep (7-0-1) and Tappan Zee (9-0) are the only other undefeated local boys teams, and are ranked third and fourth, respectively, in the rankings.
Fox Lane and Bronxville saw their undefeated seasons come to an end after both were thwarted by Rye (6-2) during the week.
Arlington (8-1) is sandwiched between the Foxes and Broncos after dropping just its second match since last year.
Arlington, which has won 27 of its last 29 contests, suffered both losses to John Jay, which is without top golfer Nicole Morales. The Indians (10-3) were surprisingly upended by Brewster (6-4) in a tight 209-210 contest Thursday, but still remain in the top 10 behind the Garnets.
Rounding out the top 10 is Pearl River, which defeated Clarkstown South and Bronxville (8-2) in a tri-match Thursday to improve to 6-2.
The Pirates have had a breakout year, losing matches only to Tappan Zee and North Rockland, the latter of which came in a 196-198 decision.
Wildcats improving: After struggling mercilessly last year with scores in the 280s, Westlake seemed to find its stroke this year, posting scores in the 230s, even cracking the 220s in some matches.