April 9, 2010
Spring rains forced yet another rescheduling of the Cape Henlopen High School golf team’s March 31 match against Milford High School. By the next day, however, a sunny day and breezy conditions enabled the Vikings to host Seaford High School’s squad at Kings Creek Country Club, where the home team won 173-241.
Co-captain Casey Anderson and sophomore Shane Ghigliotty tied for co-medalist honors with a pair of 41s.
Anderson had an even par round going, except for a double bogey on the fourth hole, until he reached the par-5 seventh hole. His second shot disappeared, and his recovery from that mishap was a bit shaky, leading to a triple bogey. “Except for that, it was okay,” he said. “I didn’t have any putts that were longer than 10 feet,” he said.
Ghigliotty’s round was a bit more steady, a mix of five bogeys and four pars. “My putting right now is phenomenal,” he said. “The greens here are really nice.”
Sophomore James Fenstermaker continued his first season of contributing to the varsity score, with his 44. “I had an 8 [on a par-5], and it killed me,” he said. “Otherwise it was pretty much bogey golf. I also had some birdie tries that came up an inch short.”
Co-captain senior Connor Jones completed the team scoring with a notable 47. “I birdied the third hole. I crushed my drive, and hit a 5-iron to about 20 yards from the green. Then I chipped it from there, right into the hole. It was one of those where you know it’s going in when you hit it,” he said. A six on a par 3 dampened the round a bit, but Jones remained in a good mood about the day.
Duquesne comes to Rehoboth for its fairwell tour
The University of Pennsylvania held its annual spring invitational college golf tournament April 5 at Kings Creek Country Club, thanks to the continued support of the club and its many volunteers.
Justin Martinson of the University of Delaware took individual medallist honors on a beautiful spring day, with a 67 in the morning round and a 66 in the afternoon final 18.
The University of Maryland Terps won the team event over the University of Pennsylvania Quakers, by a slim 579-581 margin. The University of Delaware Blue Hens squad finished in a close third with a 584 total.
It was a bittersweet day for the Duquesne University team, as the golfers have only a few events left before the squad goes out of existence. Tom Farrell, who coached the team for the last six years, said he was told of the University’s decision in early February. “We enjoyed our tournament two weeks ago [at Bear Trap Dunes], and we have another event in Michigan. Then we have the Atlantic 10 conference tournament, and that’s it,” he said. “We had our own tournament scheduled for this spring, but we cut it when we learned we were shutting down.”
The school is also eliminating its baseball, men’s swimming, and wrestling programs. According to Farrell, the student body is none too pleased.
Penn Coach Scott Allen was extremely pleased with the turnout and the quality of play of the nearly six-dozen golfers in the tournament. He plans to return the tournament to Kings Creek Country Club for the fall event in the series on the last Monday in September, with next year’s spring tournament held the first Monday in April.
Here’s how the schools finished: U. of Maryland (579); U. of Pennsylvania (581); U. of Delaware (584); Rutgers University (596); Fordham University (617); Lafayette College (629); Colgate University (630); Duquesne University (632); St. Francis College (PA) (638); Monmouth University (641); and St. Francis College (NY) (710).