Panthers Prime for Regionals with Strong Finish at Genesee

Tyler Clark
Tyler Clark

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.) continued his dominant season with another medalist performance. The sophomore finished with a two-under par to win the event by two strokes. It also marks the second time this season Lapp has finished a tournament under par.

Tyler Clark (Odessa-Montour H.S./Odessa) fired an 80 and Sean McDaniel (Dryden/Dryden H.S.) had an 88. William Stouffer (Candor/Candor H.S.) carded a 90 and Alex Sanford (Cortland/Cortland H.S.) rounded out the team with a 98.

The Genesee Invite marks the end of the regular season. The Panthers will field a team of four for the NJCAA Region III Championship Monday and Tuesday. The championship, which serves as a team and individual national qualifier, is being hosted by Onondaga Community College at Timber Banks Golf Course in Baldwinsville.

Genesee Community College Invitational, Batavia Country Club, Par 72

1. Niagara 318
2. Onondaga 320
3. Tompkins Cortland 328
4. Hudson Valley 331
5. Genesee 351
6. Cayuga 352
7. Jefferson 367