Spartan Men Sit Third After Day One of 2018 CAC Championships

Tyler Newton photo courtesy of Scott Guise
Tyler Newton photo courtesy of Scott Guise

CAPE CHARLES, VA – The York College men's golf squad finished day one of the 2018 Capital Athletic Conference Championship tournament in third place in the eight team field.

The Spartans combined to shoot a team score of 322. The Spartans trail second place Christopher Newport (318) by four strokes while tournament leader Mary Washington by 12 strokes after one round.

The tournament is being held at the Nicklaus Course at Bay Creek Resort in Cape Charles, Virginia. The par 72 track is playing at 6,701 yards for the tournament.

Junior Tyler Newton and sophomore Morgan Uhlick are tied in third place as they both shot a five-over-par 77. Newton began the round with a pair of pars. He then birdied the par-five third but gave it back with a bogey at four. He pared five and six before doubling seven. He closed out the nine with back-to-back pars as he shot a two-over 38 on the front. He ripped off three pars to start the back nine followed by a bogey at 13. He doubled the par four 17th to finish with a back side 39.

Uhlick was two over on the front with seven pars and bogeys at three and seven for his 38. He birdied 10 and 11 to get back to level par. He bogeyed 12 and 14 while he pared 13, 15, and 16. He bogeyed 17 and doubled 18 to finish with a back side 39.

Freshman Robert Cocorikis was York's third finisher on day one as he shot an 81 to tie for eighth place. Cocorikis was two over through six holes before doubling seven as he shot a 40 on the front nine. He bogeyed 11, 12 and 17 while he doubled 14 to shoot a 41 on the back nine.

Freshman Joel Marshall was York's fourth finisher on Thursday as he shot an 87 to finish tied for 17th in the 39 player field. Marshall got off to a good start as he was even through five holes. He dropped eight strokes on the next three holes to finish the front nine with a 44. Marshall would record four pars, three bogeys and two doubles on the back nine to shoot a 43 for his 87.

Fellow freshman Luke Fayocavitz is tied for 20th as he shot an 88 on Thursday. Fayocavitz shot 46 on the front but bounced back with a 42 on the inward nine for his 88.

Fayocavitz leads off for the Spartans on Friday as he will tee off at 1:10. Marshall is next on the tee at 1:20 followed by Cocorikis at 1:30, Uhlick at 1:40 and Newton at 1:50 pm.