The Cayuga Golf Lads put behind them the worst outing of the season from yesterday, and posted a team total 338, good for a 6th place tie at the Genesee Community College Invitational, at Batavia Country Club, in Batavia, NY.
Jacob DeChick (Weedsport, NY) came in with low honors, posting a round of 80, with Simon Fricano (Union Springs, NY) and Ryan Killian (Southern Cayuga, NY) carding 82 and 85 respectively. Phil Tabone (Weedsport, NY) and Dan Ellingwood (Oswego, NY) would each post a 91 to help the Spartans post a respectable 338 team total.
Coach Renaud was amazed at the turnaround in a short 16 hour window from the day prior. "Simon, our number one, was literally running to the first tee this morning, because of some missed details before our departure, and then Ryan and Jake had to follow a short 8 and 16 minutes afterwards, so our first three really did not get a solid warm up in. Coach Mosley and I basically instructed the entire team, to simply go out and play carefree. The lads had a calmness about them from the 1st tee to the 18th green. If one missed an approach or putt, they simply focused on the next shot and were able to recover in orderly fashion."
With the regular season concluded, Dechick, Fricano, Dennis and Killian all have another 54 holes left with the NJCAA Regional Tournament taking place 5/12 (practice round), 5/13 and 5/14. From this tournament, the top two teams advance to the NJCAA National Team Tournament, with the top 10 individuals also advancing to the same tournament, hosted by Jamestown Community College.
"I think if the guys can play as they did today, and minimize their mistakes, we could see one or two of them advancing to the national tournament," added Renaud. "Regardless of the outcome, I want the four of them to enjoy the final stretch of this season."