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Spartans Finish 11th at Hershey Cup

Tyler Newton photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Tyler Newton photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

HERSHEY, PA – The York College golf squad finished 11th of 15 teams at the Hershey Cup at Hershey Country Club East on Monday.

The Spartans finished with a score of 629 as the shot a 314 on Sunday followed by a 315 on Monday morning. The Spartans were eighth after Sunday's round but dropped three spots on Monday. The Spartans finished two strokes out of tenth and eight strokes out of eighth place.

Wittenerg won the tournament as they shot a team total of 592 for the tournament. The Tigers won by 18 strokes over second place Carnegie Mellon and Piedmont. Franklin & Marshall finished tied for fourth with NYU as they both shot 612 for the tournament.

Senior Tyler Newton led the way for the Green and White as he shot a two-day total of 153. Newton shot 79 on Sunday but shaved five strokes off that total on Monday with a three-over-par 74. That tied Newton for 15th place in the 84-player field.

Freshman Casey Leebrick was York's next finisher as he placed tied for 20th with a two-day score of 155. Leebrick shot a five-over-par 75 on Sunday followed by an 80 on Monday.

Sophomore Luke Fayocavitz was York's third tournament finisher as he placed 61st with a score of 163. Fayocavitz shot 85 on Sunday and made a seven-stroke improvement on Monday with a 78. Sophomore Joel Marshall was one stroke back of Fayocavitz as he shot 164 for the tournament. Marshall shot 78 on Sunday followed by an 86 on Monday.

Dylan Wyatt was the fifth member of the Spartan starting lineup as he was one stroke back of Marshall at 165. Wyatt shot 82 on Sunday and 83 on Monday. Sophomore Matthew Chalupa participated in the tournament as an individual for the Green and White. Chalupa played well as he finished tied for 55th with a score of 162. He shot 84 on Sunday followed by a 78 on Monday.

The Spartans return to action this Friday as they head to Rochester, New York to participate in the Fred B. Kravetz Invitational hosted by the University of Rochester. The two-day tournament kicks off at 9:30 am at the Irondequoit Country Club on Friday morning.