HERSHEY, PA – The York College men's golf squad finished 13th of 15 teams at the highly competitive Hershey Cup on Sunday. The tournament was scheduled as a two-day event but the onion snow overnight Sunday cancelled Monday's second round.
The Spartans shot 320 on Sunday as they finished six strokes out a top seven finish. Kenyon won the team title with a score of 299. RPI and Washington & Lee tied for second at 306 while NYY (310) and Franklin & Marshall and Swarthmore (311) rounded out the top five.
Top Spartan Performers
• Junior Tyler Newton led the Spartans with a third place finish as he shot a three-over-par 74. Kenyon's Bryan Muthoria won the tournament with an even-par 71 while Washington & Lee's Brian Peccie shot a 73 to finish second. Newton finished tied with Swarthmore's Dan Altieri, RPI's William Asai, F&M's Ben Mitchell and NYU's Matthew Shen for third.
• Freshman Luke Fayocavitz was York's other top-ten finisher as he carded a five-over-par 76 to tie for ninth place. Fayocavitz finished in an eight-way tie for ninth.
• Junior Morgan Uhlick was the Spartans' next best finisher as he shot an 84. Uhlick finished tied for 73rd in the 84 player field.
The top five finish for Tyler Newton is his fourth of the year as he leads the Spartans with a 75.13 strokes per round scoring average … freshman Luke Fayocavitz earned his third top ten finish in his young career as he is now averaging 76.80 strokes per round … Newton and Fayocavitz are the only two Spartans to have played in all 15 competitive rounds of the year … the 13th place finish for the Spartans is their lowest team finish of the year.
The Spartans return to action this weekend when they head to the Bridges Golf Club in Abbottstown to participate in the McDaniel College Spring Invitational. The two-day tournament kicks off at 9:00 am on Saturday.