Sophomore Daniel Lapp (Trumansburg/Charles O. Dickerson H.S.) moved up one place on the final day of the NJCAA Region III Tournament, finishing in second place with a two-day score of 158 (80-78), two strokes behind the regional champion, Bob Davenport of Mohawk Valley Community College. As a team, the Panthers also moved up one place, finishing in seventh place with a score of 763 (382-381). SUNY Adirondack won the event with a score of 667 (334-333).
Day one of the NJCAA Region III Tournament was a rough one, with hard greens leading to difficult scoring conditions. As a result, scores at the halfway of the championship tournament are substantially higher than expected for most teams, including for Tompkins Cortland Community College. The Panthers struggled to a team score of 382, eighth out of the eight teams at the tournament. On a positive note, Daniel Lapp (Trumansburg/Charles O. Dickerson H.S.) remains in contention for the individual title, despite posting his second worst 18-hole score of the year with an 80. The sophomore stands tied for third place, two strokes behind the tournament leader.
The final tournament before regionals should give the Tompkins Cortland Community College golf team reason for optimism. Playing at the Genesee Community College Invitational, the Panthers fired a team score of 328 to take third place, just ten strokes behind champion Niagara County Community College. The 328 represents the third best team score of the season and a 40-stroke improvement over Saturday’s score.
Daniel Lapp (Trumansburg/Charles O. Dickerson H.S.) won another tournament Saturday, taking medalist honors at the Niagara County Community College Invitational. His two-over par 74 helped the Tompkins Cortland Community College golf team to a sixth place finish with a team score of 368. Niagara won the event with a 330 at the Willowbrook Golf Course in Lockport
Daniel Lapp (Trumansburg/Charles O. Dickerson H.S.) won medalist honors yet again Saturday, helping the Tompkins Cortland Community College golf team to a second place finish at the Hudson Valley Community College Invitational. The Panther carded a team score of 335 to finish tied with Mohawk Valley Community College for second place. SUNY Adirondack won the event with team score of 316 at the par 72 Frear Park Golf Course.
Taking part in the Herkimer College Invitational, the Tompkins Cortland Community College golf team shot a 357 for a seventh-place finish. The nine-team event was won by SUNY Adirondack with a 318 at the par 72 Mohawk Valley Country Club.