Panthers Struggle on Day One at Regionals

Jake Woods
Jake Woods

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.

As a team, the Panthers are 48 strokes behind leader SUNY Adirondack. After Lapp, Sean McDaniel (Dryden/Dryden H.S.) was second on the team with a 99 on the par-72 Timber Banks Golf Course in Baldwinsville. Jake Woods (Cortland/Cortland H.S.), fresh off helping the Panthers baseball team to a playoff appearance over the weekend, scored a 101. Tyler Clark (Odessa-Montour H.S./Odessa) rounded out the team scoring with a 102.

The second and final day of the regional tournament is Tuesday.

NJCAA Region III Tournament, Day One

Timber Banks Golf Course, Par 72

1. Adirondack 334
2. Niagara 343
3. Hudson Valley 357
3. Onondaga 357
5. Genesee 364
6. Mohawk Valley 369
7. Jefferson 381
8. Tompkins Cortland 382