WHEELING, W.Va. - Charleston Catholic got what it came for at the State Golf Championships on Oglebay Park's Robert Trent Jones Course.
Catholic, which had a junior (Aaron Persily) and four sophomores (Christian Casingal, Jordan Covelli, Jackson Ellis and Allie Persily) play in the 36-hole tournament, had a 15-stroke lead after the first round.
The Irish secured a second consecutive Class A title on Wednesday, winning by 21 strokes over Madonna behind three All-State players.
"I'm glad to end the streak of every other year," Catholic Coach Bill Gillispie said. "That's the first thing that comes to mind, we finally broke the streak."
It was the sixth crown for the Irish, but the first time they won consecutive titles.
Every year since 2006, Catholic either finished first (2007, '09, '11) or second (2008, '10) before racing to a 15-stroke lead in Tuesday's first round and losing only nine strokes on Wednesday.
It could've been bittersweet for Casingal, who was the overall medalist in 2011. He finished second, but it was by two strokes against Buffalo junior Cory Hoshor. Hoshor was the only player in the Class A field to finish each round under 80. His 75 on Wednesday tied for the second-best round of the day.
However, Casingal, who shot an 81 in the second round, didn't look at it that way.
"Me and Cory have known each other since we were 11 years old and we're real competitive," Casingal said. "We're really good friends and I'm happy for him, but I wish I could've played a little bit better."
It couldn't have been much better for Hoshor, who is playing in his third State Tournament after shooting a 171 in each of the last two years. Hoshor had a triple-bogey on No. 1 - his 12th hole after starting on No. 7 - and had one bogey, one birdie and 15 pars.
"I don't want to say I feel bad about it, because I wanted to win," Hoshor said. "Christian's my friend. If I would've went out and shot a 68, it would've been a different story."
Aaron Persily finished third, one stroke behind Casingal after being three strokes off the lead in 2011, also behind Casingal.
"Cory didn't really get in trouble except for one time," Aaron Persily said. "We're happy for him. He's our friend and we like to see a friend do well."
Buffalo finished third overall, only one stroke behind Madonna. After Hoshor, Bradley Harris led the charge for the Bison with an 82.
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