August 29, 2013
It’s all location, location for CHS
Location again made a big difference for the host Cortland High golf team Wednesday in its 207-225 OHSL Freedom American Division win over Homer Central at Walden Oaks Country Club.
“This match was another example of having a home-course advantage,” said Purple Tigers coach Yale Hughes, whose squad beat visiting Jamesville-DeWitt Monday in its season-opener at the same site. “We are used to the greens here at Walden and Homer is not. It’s as simple as that.
“Again, our balance paved the way. We had four of our top five within two strokes of each other and 207 is a very good score for this early in the season,” he added. “By shooting under 210, we are halfway to qualifying for sectionals. Now we have to do it on the road to make it.”
“It was another tough loss,” said Trojans coach Sean Malone, whose team is now 0-2. “Our sophomore, Brody Urban, carried us with a 37 and was the overall medalist in the match. The kids seemed to struggle with the greens and putting.”
Drew Seyfried led CHS with a round of 39 while Christian Chase, Samantha Bernardo and Luke van der Veur all totaled 41 and Greg Brown shot a 45. Complementing Urban for the visitors were Anthony Saraceno with a 43, Rex Ryan 47, Brent McNeil 48 and Bryan Cavellier 50.
Cortland was hosting Fulton at 11 a.m. today before traveling to The Links at Erie Village this coming Wednesday to face East Syracuse-Minoa Blue. “We’ll see how good our team really is when we go on the road.,’” Hughes said.
Homer, meanwhile, visits Jamesville-DeWitt this Wednesday at Drumlins.
CORTLAND JVs beat Homer 228-262 as Adam Passalugo took overall medalist honors with a 42. Tyler Zacek, Luis Bruce and Luke Herting all came in at 46 and Ryan Dorward carded a 48. Storm Grant’s 49 paced Homer, while Baylie Goddard, Brandon Austin and Jacob Durkee all totaled 53 and Drew Osborne and Jake Trierweiler each shot a 54, one of which was thrown out for team scoring purposes.
“I am also very proud of our younger JV players,” Hughes said. “Adam, Tyler, Luis and Luke all played very well. 228 as a JV squad is an unbelievable score.”
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