GOLF: Greene Wins The MAC Tournament
Published: October 11th, 2022
By: Morgan Golliver

GOLF: Greene wins the MAC Tournament The 2022 Greene Trojans Golf team, coached by Pete Flanagan. Pictured (not in order) : Clayton Leonard, Anthony Thatcher, Maeric Barrows, Noah Symmons, Austin Dehaan, Parker Flanagan, Lincoln Youngs, Nick Holt, Hunter Becker, Trent Drew, and Logan Roth with Coach Flanagan. (Photo by Morgan Golliver)

ONEONTA – Greene, Oxford, and Bainbridge-Guilford joined Hancock, Harpursville/Afton, Delhi, and Sidney in the MAC League Golf Tournament held October 6.

While Sidney won the overall MAC league, Greene came out on top with the lowest score of 467 in the tournament. Sidney finished in second with a 480, Oxford came in third with a 535, and B-G earned fourth place with a 544. Harpusville/Afton, Delhi, and Hancock took the final three spots.

Leading the way for the Trojans was Parker Flanagan and Lincoln Youngs who tied with an 88. Trent Drew shot a 94 on the day with Clayton Leonard behind him with a 97. Anthony Thatcher rounded out the scoring with a 100. Austin Dehaan also joined his teammates but his 104 did not count in the final scoring.

Greene also won the sportsmanship award while Flanagan and Youngs made the first team all-stars and Drew and Leonard were on the second team.

Coach Pete Flanagan was impressed with his team’s performance all season.

“ Very proud of the boys for working hard all season. It was a nice way to end the year, both winning the tournament and having the co-medalist as well,” he said. “These boys have come a long way from just a few years ago not winning a single match.”

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For the Blackhawks, Bennett Paden chipped in a team-best 90 on the day with teammate Kyle Benjamin behind him with a 99. The rest of the team struggled, ranging from a 114-117. The Blackhawks did see superb golfing from Degan Endress, Ethan Hodge, and Sylas Emerson this season, even if they weren’t their best in this year’s tournament. Paden made the first team all-stars and finished third for medalists.

BG saw Mike Lipani finish fourth overall with an all-star nod after shooting a team-best 90 with Julian Pruskowski behind him with a 102.

Full Results:

Greene (467): Parker Flanagan & Lincoln Youngs 88, Trent Drew 94, Clayton Leonard 97, Anthony Thatcher 100, Austin Dehaan (104-not used).

Sidney (480): Kyle Smith 89, Caidyn Lambrecht 93, Anthony Conroy 97, Ben Miller 99, Colton Rose 102, Connor Allen (140-not used).

Oxford (535): Bennett Paden 90, Kyle Benjamin 99, Degan Endress 114, Ethan Hodge 115, Sylas Emerson 117, Blake Barrows (123-not used).

B-G (544): Mike Lipani 90, Julian Pruskowski 102, Easton Porter 114, Brock Porter 118, Connor Vredenburg 120, Celeste Baldwin (152-not used).

Harpursville (565): Ashton Villeeco 102, Justin Reeves 104, Matt Carman 117, Ryan Wright 119, Dylan Willumson 123, Dominik Franklyn (129-not used).

Delhi (597): Gavin Little 102, Cameron Winner 112, Ryan Doenges 125, Asa Moxley 126, Jacob Meres 132, Zach Anderson (173-not used).

Hancock (598): Logan Westbrook 98, Kevin Conklin 113, Wyatt Persbacker 117, Kaden Conklin & Holden Dufton 135, Jacob Davis (137-not used).