Each of the area’s high school girls golf teams was glad to see warmer weather return in the transition from a quiet April to a very busy May slate.
Marcellus would face Westhill head-to-head last Monday afternoon, with Skaneateles also taking part in the three-team match.
The Mustangs beat the Warriors 198-221, and both topped the Lakers’ total of 227. Mary Colella paced Marcellus, shooting a 46 for nine holes, while Angela Vigliotti led Westhill with a 51.
Westhill played again a day later and won, 202-235, over Chittenango at Camillus Country Club. Vigliotti and Catherine Dadey both shot 47 to pace the Warriors as Madeline Jones’ 50 was six shots ahead of the Bears’ low round by Coralee Everett. Kate Vaughan had a 58, ahead of Madison Gentile (61) and Grace McMahon (66).
On Wednesday, Westhill made it back-to-back wins, outlasting Cazenovia 222-251. Vigliotti topped all individuals with a 47 at Cazenovia Country Club, while Dadey’s 52 beat out the Lakers’ Sophie Clancy (54) for the runner-up spot.
Marcellus got a big win of its own Thursday, going to Drumlins to beat CBA 195-203. Though the Brothers’ Meghan McKeen led with a 39, the Mustangs had the next four best rounds, Colella getting a 43 as Kendall Koloski got a 47, with Grace Alexander earning a 51 and Erin Hass adding a 52.
In Friday’s action, Westhill beat Chittenango again, this time 222-253. At Woodcrest, Vigliotti shot a 51, with Dadey getting a 54 as Madeline Jones added a 55, three shots ahead of Everett.
Back on April 27, West Genesee had faced Auburn. The Wildcats beat the Maroons 224-247, with Mikaela Riley shooting a 46.
But WG lost last Monday to Liverpool 202-231, Riley and Hannah Kirk both shooting 52 at Liverpool Country Club. Andrea Baule had a 63 and Allison Kalfelz a 64 as Mia Avotins (40) and Natalya Avotins (43) again paced Liverpool.
Back home at Westvale on a warm and windy Wednesday, WG prevailed 210-215 over Baldwinsville, with Riley handling the gusty conditions better than any individual on her way to a 43 as Kirk contributed a 47.
That led to Friday’s match with Cicero-North Syracuse Blue, a 192-213 defeat where Riley had a 46 and Kirk got a 47, but both of them trailed the 44 by the Northstars’ Morgan Siechen.
Marcellus still had its boys golf team playing a spring schedule in 2018, and the Mustangs roared to an easy 218-339 victory over Altmar-Parish-Williamstown last Monday at Sunset Ridge.
Shawn Colella and Caret Austin each shot 38, with three other Mustangs – Matt Regan, David Bosak and Lee Piekiel – each posting 45. Patrick Morocco finished with a 47.
Following up on Wednesday, Marcellus routed Jordan-Elbridge 203-290 at Millstone, led by Colella’s 34 and Austin’s 35. Bosak improved to a 42, with Piekiel getting a 45 and Regan earning a 47.
J-E also finished behind Cato-Meridian’s total of 269 even though Ben Sullivan led the Eagles with a 44. Jay Hunter (46) and Mike Grant (48) paced the Blue Devils as Maddie Green had a 57 for J-E, while Nicole Brown posted a 62, David Hearn a 63 and Jessica Tripp a 64.
Solvay lost last Tuesday to Pulaski 234-303, with none of the Bearcats improving upon the 53 shot by Nate Gardner at Pine Grove. Noah Capella and Brendan Smith each posted 55 as the Blue Devils’ Chris Olson led his side with a 38.
Then Solvay and J-E went head-to-head on Thursday at Pine Grove in a three-way match against Cazenovia, and the Bearcats prevailed 287-295 over the Eagles, though the Lakers topped them both with 218.
Capella making the difference as his 40 was 13 shots ahead of the Eagles’ low round by Tripp, a number that Smith matched.
As that went on, Marcellus made it three wins in a row, stopping Bishop Grimes 191-235. Colella and Austin tied for the best round of 35, two ahead of the Cobras’ Louis Pelose as Bosak contributed a 39.
A Marcellus-J-E rematch Friday at Millstone went 230-316 in the Mustangs’ favor. Austin, with a 38, beat Colella by two shots for individual honors as Piekel had a 46 and Regan a 48, the same total as the Eagles’ Ben Sullivan.
Bishop Ludden also played on Thursday, taking a 205-249 loss to Manlius-Pebble Hill. Dom Malera led the Gaeilc Knights with a 44, with Dan Cacchione getting a 48 and Noah Kerwin a 49, but the Trojans’ Johnny Gruninger blazed his way to a 33, leading all indivdiuals as Grant Lewis added a 37.