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Boys golf Lakers win pair of key matches

Skaneateles takes fourth at Warrior Classic

For the second time in less than a week, the Skaneateles boys golf team got involved in a close match against Cazenovia, this time at home, and again came out on top in the Laker clash, this time by a four-stroke margin as it prevailed 216-220.Over nine holes at Skaneateles Country Club, Doug Pickney managed a 38, with Jeremy Sisson right behind as he shot a 39. Cody Thorp led Cazenovia’s effort, but only managed a 41.

This followed Pickney’s strong effort in the May 4 George Douglas Memorial Tournament at Corning Club, where he shot a 76, tying for sixth place, as New Hartford’s Derek Bard, with a 71, won the event for the third time in four years.

The Lakers won again on Wednesday at SCC as it shot 208 to dominate Jordan-Elbridge (242) and Weesport (293) in a three-way contest. Matt Lee, with a 37, nearly matched par, while Pickney managed a 40, just ahead of J-E’s pace-setter, Nick Falcone, who had a 41.

Following two days rest, Skaneateles went to Hidden Valley Golf Club in Whitesboro for Saturday’s Warrior Classic, where it shot 432 to finish fifth in a 12-team field. New Hartford won the title with 372.

Matt Lee led the way here with an 18-hole total of 78. Pickney had an 84, while Nick Lee and Mitch Jones both finished with 88. Jeremy Sisson had a 94 as Mike Jorgenson had 98. New Hartford’s Derek Bard claimed the individual title with a blistering 67, beating Westhill’s Gus Gosson by six shots.

Kelsey Fenner, ranked atop the Onondaga High School League among individuals, helped Skaneateles tie Cazenovia at 197 in last Tuesday’s three-way match at Arrowhead against East Syracuse-Minoa, who finished at 218. Fenner shot a 43, eight shots better than the Spartans’ top player, Jess Falix.

During Thursday’s match against undefeated OHSL leader Jamesville-DeWitt, Fenner again stood out, even as the Lakers lost to the Red Rams 147-169.

With a nine-hole score of 35 on the short Butternut Creek layout, Fenner matched J-D star Jung-Hye Kim and beat Victoria Roney’s 37, but finished behind the Red Rams’ Molly Hair, who led everyone with a 33. Madison Singler shot a 42 in support of Fenner.

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