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Spartans Six Strokes out of First; Leebrick Stays in Position to Win Individual Title

Casey Leebrick photo courtesy of Scott Guise
Casey Leebrick photo courtesy of Scott Guise

WILLIAMSBURG, PA – The York College mens' golf team slid back one spot during Friday's Capital Athletic Conference championships in Williamsburg, Virginia as they sit in third place heading into Saturday's final round. 

The Spartans slipped one spot but it wasn't because of poor performance as the Spartans fired a team-total of 299 on Friday. They are just six strokes back of second round leader Mary Washington as the Eagles have a two-day score of 607 after they shot 296 on a great day for scoring. Christopher Newport moved one spot in front of the Green and White as they shot 297 on Friday for a two-day total of 612. York sits at 613 after the first two rounds. Babson is fourth as they are just three strokes back of York at 616.

Freshman Casey Leebrick continues to impress in his first CAC championship tournament as he leads the tournament with a two-day total of 145. Leebrick followed his three-over-par 74 with an even-par 71 on Friday. Leebrick had four birdies, 10 pars and four bogeys as he shot 38 on the front and a sizzling 33 on the back. Leebrick holds a three-stroke lead over Niko Gianelos of Babson and four strokes over Southern Virginia's Nathan Ouimette.

Sophomore Matthew Chalupa has been very good for the Spartans as he made a three-shot improvement over his opening round 79. Chalupa shot an even-par 36 on the front nine and followed that with a 40 on the back. He had one birdie, two bogeys and two double bogeys as he sits tied for tenth overall at 155.

Sophomore Luke Fayocavitz is tied for 14th after shooting 74 on Friday. Fayocavitz made a nine-shot improvement over his Thursday score of 83. He shot 37 on the front and matched it with a 37 on the back. Fayocavitz had two birdies, 11 pars and five bogeys in a steady round.

Senior Tyler Newton finished Friday as York's fourth scorer as he shot 78 on the round. He has a two-day total of 160 as he is tied for 17th in the tournament. Newton shot 40 on the front and 38 on the back as he had one birdie, nine pars and eight bogeys.

Sophomore Joel Marshall was York's fifth player on Friday as he shot 79. Marshall went 41 going out and fired a 38 on the way in. He is 16th overall with a two-day score of 158.

The Spartans attempt to win their first title since 2013 on Saturday as the final round of the tournament kicks off at 7:30 am.