SAN RAFAEL -- The Foothill High boys golf team prevailed in a sixth-man tiebreaker over Dublin and Campolindo to take the team title at the North Coast Section Division I Tournament of Champions on Monday.

The favored Falcons, Gaels and Cougars each had five-player team scores of 359 at Peacock Gap Golf Course, but the Foothill took first place based on sixth-man John Fracisco's 4-over 75. He was one shot better than Campolindo's sixth man and three better than Dublin's.

Miguel Delgado of Branson-Ross was the medalist with a 5-under 66, one stroke better than runner-up Tanner Hughes of Foothill and Will Brueckner of Acalanes.

The top three teams, plus the top four individual finishers not on those qualifying teams, advance to the CIF Northern California tournament in Roseville on May 19. Individual qualifiers were Delgado, Brueckner, Marin Academy's Joe LaHorgue, who shot 67, and De La Salle's Joe McCarthy, who shot 68.

Things got a little tense in the end for the Falcons, who earned a fifth consecutive NCS Division I title. With Dublin and Campolindo locked in tight with the Falcons, Marin Academy posted four strong early scores, before having to eat an 83.

"I felt on that golf course with how skilled some of our guys are and how capable we are at making birdies, we'd win it by more, actually," Hughes said. "It was a pretty dramatic finish. I was expecting our team to do pretty well."


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Rounding out the Falcons' top five were Ryan Maund, who shot a 71, freshman Raj Chekuri with a 73, and freshman Alex Chin and junior Ryan Knop, who each shot 74.

Campolindo was the day's biggest surprise.

The Cougars, who lost by just one stroke against Dublin in a dual match at Moraga Country Club in the Diablo Foothill Athletic League, edged out Amador Valley by five shots and De La Salle and Marin Academy both by six.

Campolindo's Robert Young and Austin Fischer led the squad with 2-under 69s. Manny Manzone shot 72 and Jim Coon shot 73. Rounding out the top six were Will Lagomarsino and Matt Klein, both at 76.

Dublin was paced by standout Jacob Solomon's 69, Justin Choi's 70, Hayden Hui's 72, and Chris Larsen and William Choi's 74s. Rei Enchizenza was the Gaels' sixth man.

Dublin, which won a school-record sixth consecutive DFAL title this season, earned its second trip to NorCals. The Gaels placed sixth two years ago.

"Quite frankly, I would have been disappointed if we didn't qualify because we've been playing real well," Dublin coach Jim Collins said.. "It was just getting the kids to make it happen."

Collins described the course as optimal for low scoring.

"Pretty exciting day out there," Collins said. "Nice conditions. Not much wind. The golf course was pretty sacrificial. The only defense on the short yardage is the greens are small and there's a lot of slope. Without the wind, it was playing pretty easy."

De La Salle's Ethan Atherstone just missed advancing as an individual, shooting a 69. Amador Valley was led by Will Richardson's 71, Zach Smith's 72, and Nathen Leung's 73.