September 25, 2012


Purple Tigers snare vital victory over J-D

The Cortland High golf team took a big step toward at least a tie for the OHSL Freedom National Division championship Monday afternoon with a 209-216 win over visiting Jamesville-DeWitt.
“This was a huge win for us,” said Purple Tigers coach Yale Hughes, whose team is now 8-1 in the league and 11-2 overall. “All we have to do is beat winless Mexico at home on Thursday to clinch at least a tie for the league championship, which would be our first in five years.”
The Purple Tigers are trying to hold off second place Homer for the title, those rivals having split their two regular season meetings.
“To be league champs all by ourselves, though, we’ll need some help from J-D or East Syracuse-Minoa Blue,” noted Hughes. “Homer plays J-D at Drumlins on Thursday and ES-M Blue at the Links at Erie Village this Monday. If either team beats them we’ll have it all by ourselves, but if Homer beats both, we’ll share it.”
Junior Christian Chase led CHS to the win against J-D at Willowbrook Golf Club with a round of 40. Senior Mike Timmerman and freshman Jake Woods both carded 41s while senior Matt Condit totaled 42 and two players, freshman Drew Seyfried and junior Luke van der Veur, both had 45s, one of those dropped for scoring purposes. The Red Rams, now 4-4 league and 6-6 overall, were led by three seniors — Mike Engstrom and Jeff Edwards, both with 41s, and Joe Shapiro at 42.
“No one on our team shot real low, but they all were steady,” Hughes said. “Christian Chase four-putted the ninth green and was still overall medalist.”
Cortland was to face LaFayette today in a non-league match at Orchard Vali before the home contest with Mexico at Willowbrook Thursday. Both matches were to start at 3:30 p.m.
In other league matches yesterday, Syracuse CBA took a big step towards a first place finish in the American Division by beating Chittenango 212-219 behind a round of 36 by Drew Derrenbacker at Drumlins Country Club. Phoenix got the best of rival Mexico 217-275 and Fulton toppled LaFayette 213-223.
Homer is slated to visit Mexico this afternoon, a 3:30 p.m. match at Emerald Crest.

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