WYOMING, DEL. – The York College golf squad got off to a sizzling start in defense of their Capital Athletic Conference championship as the Spartans lead Wesley College by a stroke after the first round of the 2010 CAC Championship tournament at Wild Quail Golf and Country Club in Wyoming, Del.
The Spartans shot a tournament record 295 while the host Wolverines sit in second at 296. Those two scores shatter the record for lowest round in the three year history of the CAC Championship Tournament. Stevenson currently holds down third (312) while Hood (323) and Marymount (327) round out the five-team championship field.
Spartan sophomore Andrew Schmehl (Vincentown, N.J./Seneca) leads the tournament after blistering the par 72 track with a tournament record three-under-par 69. Schmehl, a member of the All-CAC squad last year, holds a two-stroke lead over Wesley's Clayton Bunting. They are the first two players in the brief tournament history to record sub-par 18-hole rounds.
Sophomore Adam Burkhart (Landisville, Pa./Hempfield) sits in third place as he shot a one-over-par 73 while the reigning CAC Player-of-the-Year Adam Dupler (York Haven, Pa./Red Land) carded a 76, which has him tied for seventh. Senior Cody Trabert (York, Pa./Central York) shot a 77 as he is tied for 10th.
Seth Shober (Stevens, Pa./Cocalico) was the fifth Spartan to play in the tournament and he also played well, recording a six-over-par 78, tying him for 12th.
The Spartans will attempt to earn back-to-back titles on Sunday, as the tournament's second and final round will begin at 11:00 am.