Spartan Golfers Cruise to 2013 CAC Championship
WYOMING, DEL – The York College golf squad shot a day two total of 309 to cruise to the 2013 Capital Athletic Conference championship as the tournament concluded on Sunday afternoon at Wild Quail Golf & Country Club in Dover, Delaware.
The Spartans finished with a two-day total of 613 as they won the tournament by an impressive 23 strokes. Wesley finished second with a total score of 636 while Marymount was third at 642.
The tournament championship is the second in the six-year history of the CAC Tournament Championship. The Spartans last won the tournament title in 2009 at Piney Branch Golf Club in Hampstead, Maryland.
Marymount's Peter Johns won medalist honors with a total score of 148 while Wesley's Mason Mendoza, Saturday's leader, finished second at 150.
Junior Kevin Long (Webster, N.Y./Webster Thomas) closed out a stellar season with a third place finish as he shot a four-over-par 76 on Sunday. That gave him a total score of 151, which tied him with Wesley's Bobby Ehrhardt for third place. The first-team All-CAC honor is the first for Long after he was a second-team All-CAC honoree in his first two years as a Spartan.
The remaining four Spartans in the starting lineup each earned second-team All-CAC accolades. Junior Travis Oot (Kirkville, N.Y./East Syracuse Minoa) finished seventh as he shot 79 on Sunday to finish with a total score of 155. David Boslough (Dalton, Pa./Lakawanna Trail) had a fantastic Sunday as he fired a one-over-par 73. Boslough finished eighth with a two-day total of 156. Freshman Tyler Keim (Limerick, Pa./Spring-Ford) shot an 84 on Sunday as he concluded the tournament in ninth place with a score of 158. Freshman Ryan Wolbach (Gilbertsville, Pa./Boyertown) concluded his first CAC tournament with an 81 as he carded a total of 160 over the weekend to place tenth.
Spartan head coach Matt Hunter was selected by his peers as the CAC Coach-of-the-Year. It is the third time a Spartan head coach has been named the Golf Coach-of-the-Year as the retired Jeff Gamber was honored in 2009 and 2012.
Hunter was happy to see his guys play well when it counted.
"All five guys really chipped in this weekend," said Hunter. "That is what team golf is all about. It was great to see us play our best at the right time and it was our best performance of the year. To get all five starters in the top ten to earn All-CAC honors is pretty impressive. I am happy for our guys."
Long was also named the Andrew Geyer Memorial Award winner. The award is presented by Wesley College and remembers the former Wolverine All-CAC athlete who was a Dean's List student and active in his community. The award annually recognizes the CAC golfer who displays "outstanding academic credentials, athletics, citizenship, and community service."
The Spartans championship is their third as an athletic department this year, joining the men's soccer and cross country teams as title winners in 2012-13.