ONONDAGA COUNTY – Having competed in the fall, the Skaneateles boys golf team had to wait nearly seven months to enter the post-season, but found it worth all the wait.
By a one-shot margin, the Lakers edged Christian Brothers Academy in last Monday’s Onondaga High School League tournament, played at Vesper Hills in Tully.
Tynan Jones again was the top performer for Skaneateles, shooting an 18-hole total of 77. That put him just one shot behind CBA’s Joe Nicholson and Cazenovia’s Alex Moesch, who shared individual honors.
Meanwhile, the quartet of Tyson DiRubbo, Drew Henderson, Charlie Major and Shawn Luce provided the scores necessary for the Lakers to hold off the Brothers and finish on top.
While not in this league tournament, Marcellus continued its spring campaign by blasting past Bishop Ludden 216-318 last Tuesday afternoon at Sunset Ridge.
Shawn Colella and Will Glass both shot 38 in chilly, windy conditions, while John White posted a 41. Ryan Lundrigan got a 48 and Ben Reome earned a 51 as the Gaelic Knights’ low round of 57 was scored by Andrew Towsley.
Moving to girls golf, Skaneateles earned a 242-261 victory over Bishop Grimes last Monday to improve to 3-3, with Julia Marshall posting a 51 at Skaneateles Country Club to pace the Lakers.
A day later, Skaneateles moved above .500 by topping Chittenango 244-264, with Marshall’s 54 at SCC the low round for either side.
Westhill had won four in a row before taking a 198-211 defeat to CBA last Monday afternoon. Maya Wollen shot a 51 for the Warriors, but the Brothers swept the top three, led by Annie Kilmartin’s 42 as Catherine Dadey (52), Jules Bleskoski (53) and Hannah Johnston (55) closely followed Wollen.
In a tight 222-229 victory over Bishop Grimes on Thursday, Bella Jones’ 48 equaled the Cobras’ Sarah Falgiatano, while Dadey had a 55, Bleskoski shot 58 and Rachel Gilhooley added a 61.
When Marcellus had its own match against CBA a day later at Drumlins, the Mustangs lost 210-225. Bronte Stahl shot a 53, with Miranda Stewart and Colleen Marsh both posting 55, but they trailed the 49 from Kilmartin and the 51 from Hanna Kang which led the Brothers.
Rebounding on Thursday, Marcellus held off Cazenovia 225-240. Stewart and Marsh both shot 58 at Tuscarora, tied with the Lakers’ Sophie Clancy, while Allison Coombs stepped up with a 61 and Stahl shot 63.
West Genesee could not slow down undefeated Liverpool last Thursday, the Wildcats taking a 192-236 defeat at Westvale where Maria Bove’s 51 was behind the 39s posted by the Warriors’ Mia Avotins and Nataly Avotins.