AVERILL PARK – Two Shaker golfers carded sub-40 rounds to lead the Blue Bison to a 252-281 victory over Averill Park Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Burden Lake Country Club.
Bobby Pisinski completed the nine holes with a 2-over-par score of 38 to lead the Blue Bison. Alex Kelley had a 3-over-par 39, and three more golfers – Nick Szesnat, Michael Pisinski and Lane Jenkins – added rounds of 43.
Shawn Cornelius led Averill Park with a nine-hole score of 42.
Playoff result: Four golfers qualified for Sectionals
Returning starters: Shawn Cornelius (senior), Nick Gelder (senior), Jeremy Gregware (senior), Eamon Finnerty (senior)
Graduated: Ryan Guthiel, Brady Dupont, Nate Lapinski, Matt Romano, Brooke Hastings
Newcomers: David Mooradian (eight grader), Zach McGrath (senior), Charlie Dunigan (junior), Aiden Jones (senior)
Outlook for season: The Warriors lost three golfers who qualified for Sectionals in 2017 to graduation – Dupont, Lapinski and Romano. That leaves Averill Park with a group of golfers with not a lot of varsity experience, said Conroy.
“We have some inexperienced players who show some potential,” said Conroy. “In the tough Suburban Council, wins in matches will be tough to come by, but we’ll improve every day and compete.”