Spartans Improve Through the Course of the Weekend

The Spartan Golfers continued to show improvement over the course of the weekend, competing in the Jefferson Community College tournament and seeing 5 of the scoring 6, carding scores in the 80's.  With sunny skies, 45 degrees outside and the course in great playing shape, the day presented the best opportunities to post a good score. 

Simon Fricano (Union Springs, NY) led the way with an 83, followed by Ryan Killian (Southern Cayuga, NY) (87), Gavin Dennis (Weedsport, NY) (88), Jake DeChick (Weedsport, NY) (89) and Phil Tabone (Weedsport, NY) (89).  Fricano, Dennis and DeChick all secured a spot in the NJCAA Region III Tournament with their scores, and Coach Renaud was happy to see Killian and Tabone recording their first of the required three rounds in the 80's.  Six man Russell Chappell (Union Springs, NY) continued his improved play from the weekend, taking another 5 strokes off his best round to date.  "It is nice to have our 1,2 and 3 golfers already locked in for regionals, and I think of our four remaining tournaments, Phil and Ryan both have legitimate shots at posting the two remaining qualifying scores," said Renaud. 

"Jake (DeChick) and Gavin (Dennis) both had played Watertown GC before, so I was confident in putting them at 1 and 2, feeling they would be able to shoot well enough against the higher competition, providing their teammates to go out, under less pressure, and get a solid score against the course.  It was the perfect scenario and a solid game plan put in place," continued Coach Renaud.  

The Spartans have now improved their team score over the course of each match.  The next regional tournament is also the MSAC individual and team tournament championship.  The 2013 MSAC Tournament will be hosted by Broome Community College, Saturday, 4/27 at Endwell Greens.  The Spartans are the defending team conference champions and hope their recent strides will help them defend and retain the championship banner.