York sophomore Ryan Seevers hits his first shot of the York Invite on Thursday as head coach Dan Malleck watches his drive head down the first fairway. Seevers fired a 78 to lead the Dukes to a second place finish with a score of 329.
The Dukes took second with a stroke total of 329 to 314 for invite champion Lincoln Pius X. Here York’s Emmanuel Jensen sends his tee shot down the No. 1 fairway.
YORK – The two favorites to win both Class A and Class B in the state this season were in town Thursday as part of the 20-team field at the York Invite held at the York Country Club.The Lincoln Pius X Thunderbolts fired a team score of 314 to win the invite, and the York Dukes edged the Nuemann Cavaliers and Norris Titans for second place.Nuemann was third with a team score of 333 and Norris, the Class B favorites according to York head coach Dan Malleck, finished fourth with 335 strokes.York was led by sophomore Ryan Seevers who fired scores of 39 on the front and back side for a 78 and Emmanuel Jensen finished with an 80 (39-41) to spark the Dukes.“”We finally got a day that was just chilly but not miserable. It’s grown into a very large meet, but the quality was also very impressive today. It took a 79 to finish in the top 16 of the individuals,” said Malleck. “Pius is one of the favorites to win Class A and they brought a number of their top players. The 314 that they were able to post is in the top 15 team scores in the history of the tournament. Norris is considered the favorite to win Class B, so for our guys to beat them today to finish runner-up was a nice accomplishment for them.”Along with Seevers and Jensen, Andrew Sahling added an 83 (41-42) and rounding out the scoring was Elijah Jensen with an 88 (44-44). The Dukes’ Bradyn Glebe finished his 18-holes with an 89.