DOWNINGTOWN, PA – The York College men's golf squad opened their stay at the 2017 Montgomery Cup at Downingtown Country Club with a second place finish during the stroke play portion of the tournament. The Spartans tied a school record with an opening round 292 followed by a 308 in round two. York's two round total of 600 left them four strokes back of Franklin & Marshall and gave them the second seed in Sunday's match play portion of the tournament.
Top Teams (9 Full Teams)
1. Franklin & Marshall – 596 (296 & 300)
2. York (Pa.) – 600 (292 & 308)
3. Lynchburg – 606 (303 & 303)
4. Farmingdale St – 609 (305 & 304)
T5. Rosemont – 614 (311 & 303)
T5. Swarthmore – 614 (313 & 301)
Top Spartan Performers
• The Spartans were paced by junior Tyler Newton as he was the stroke play medalist as he carded a two-round total of 145. Newton shot an even par 72 in Saturday's opening round and followed that with a one-over-par 73 in round two. He edged Swarthmore's Dan Altieri by a stroke for the individual championship.
• Freshman Luke Fayocavitz was York's next finisher as he placed tied for ninth with a total of 150. Fayocavitz was stellar in the opening round with a one-under-par 71, tying for the best opening round of the tournament. He followed that with a seven-over-par 79. He finished one stroke out of seventh and two strokes out of fifth.
• Sophomore Morgan Uhlick finished tied with Fayocavitz as he also shot a two-round total of 150. Uhlick shot a one-over-par 73 in the Saturday morning round. Uhlick followed that with a five-over-par 77 on Saturday afternoon.
• Freshman Mitchell Hardin was York's fourth scorer on the day as he placed 21st in the tournament. Hardin shot an opening round 76 and followed that with a 79 for a tournament total of 155.
• Freshman Joel Marshall was York's fifth participant in the tournament as he finished tied for 23rd with a total score of 157. Marshall shot 77 during the opening round and then closed the day with an 80.
The Spartans return to the Montgomery Cup on Sunday to play in the match play portion of the tournament. York, the two seed, will face third seeded Lynchburg in the match play semifinals. The winner of that match will play the winner of the Franklin & Marshall/Farmingdale State semifinal for the match play championship on Sunday afternoon.