HARRISONBURG, VA – The York College men's golf squad opened their 2014-15 season with a trip to the Tom Kinder Memorial Golf Tournament hosted by Bridgewater College on a rainy Saturday in Harrisonburg, VA.
The Spartans finished day one of the two-day tournament in 13th place in the 18-team field. The Green and White combined to shoot a team score of 322. Roanoke College sits first with a score of 291, as the Maroons were just three over par as a team. Ferrum is second, five strokes back at 296. Hampden-Sydney (297), Bridgewater (299), Randolph-Macon (300) and Shenandoah (300) round out the top five teams after day one.
The Spartans were paced by junior Ryan Wolbach (Gilbertsville, Pa./Boyertown) as he fired a two-over-par 74 on the challenging Lakeview Golf Club in Harrisonburg. Wolbach started with bogeys on the par four second and on the par three fourth. He rebounded nicely with birdies on the par five sixth hole and the par three eighth to make the turn at even par. Wolbach recorded bogeys at the par three 13th and the par four 16th hole to complete his round two over par. He is five strokes off the pace set by Kyle Fuller of Randolph Macon and Lloyd Brennan of Shenandoah.
Senior David Boslough (Dalton, Pa./Lackawanna Trail) was York's second finisher as he fired a seven-over-par 79. He is tied for 45th place in the 90-player field. Boslough started off the round with a birdie but finished the front nine with a seven-over 43. Boslough bounced back on the back nine as he fired an even par 36 including a birdie on the par five 14th hole.
Sophomore Alex Colton (Bangor, Pa./Bangor) was the third Spartan finisher as he recorded an 11-over-par 83 as he sits in 83rd place. Colton had two birdies on the front side as he shot a 40. He followed that up with a backside 43.
Junior Tyler Keim (Limerick, Pa./Spring-Ford) was the Spartans' final scorer as he shot an 86. Keim shot 45 on the front nine but recovered to shoot a 41 on the back.
Spartan head coach Matt Hunter feels this will be some of the best teams the Green and White will face all year.
"The level of competition at this tournament is tremendous," said the Spartan head coach. "These will be some of the best teams we see all year. I am hoping we come back on Sunday and put together some solid rounds and knock off some teams in front of us to climb up the standings."
The tournament will start tomorrow morning at 8:30 am with a shotgun start. Wolbach and Boslough go off 13 while Colton starts on the 14th hole. Keim and Anthony Wagner (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) begin play on the 15th hole tomorrow morning.