Eagles’ Strunk moves on L-L GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS (at Overlook G.C.) Boys Girls

By on September 25, 2013

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TODD RUTH Review Sports Editor truth.eph@lnpnews.com

, Staff Writer

After spending his practice round in and out of the many trees that line the course at Overlook, Cocalico junior Garrett Strunk had one thing on his mind heading into Monday’s L-L League Tournament.

"I needed to keep it in the fairway," Strunk recalled thinking.

Well, for the most part, Strunk did just that. And because of it, he turned in a solid 83 on his scorecard, going 41 on the front nine and 42 on the back.

When the smoke had cleared late Monday afternoon, Strunk’s 83 was good enough to place him in a tie with four other golfers for 19th place overall. More importantly, Strunk was just inside the cutline to qualify for Districts, which are set for Oct. 4-5 at Briarwood East Golf Club in York.

"It went really well," he said of his round Monday. "I was hitting a bunch of fairways and I was hitting a decent amount of greens, and the putting was good too… Everything just kind of fell into place."

And making it to Districts for the first time was the result of that fine play.

"My main goal was to get into Districts," Strunk said. "I mean, honestly, I couldn’t say I was expecting to make it. I knew had to play well to get in, but that was definitely the overall goal. My main goal Monday was to hit fairways because I knew I could score if I did that."

"I was proud (to qualify for Districts)," he continued. "As a junior I thought I did pretty well because it always seems to be the seniors who go. But I was pretty happy with what I did, and I know my family was too."

As for his goals at Districts, Strunk said he’ll try to keep it consistent.

"I never played the course before so I can’t say what I want to do at that course, but I just want to keep everything solid, and be pretty long off the tee," he said. "Overall, I’d just like to try to stay consistent with the way that I’m playing. I’ve been right around the 80 line, so if I can hit some greens, I can usually score."

Strunk was the lone local golfer to keep his season alive and advance.

In addition to Strunk, Ethan Miller was next for the Eagles, finishing in a tie for 44th place with a round of 88. Ed Pooley followed for Cocalico in 63rd place (96), and Brett Kupp rounded out the lineup in 69th place with a score of 100.

Ephrata’s Nick Hatch was low man for the Mounts, finishing in a tie for 31st, three strokes behind Strunk at 86. Teammate Mitchel Storb was next in a tie for 37th with an 87, followed by Anthony Embiscuso (tied for 49th, 90) and Aaron Hubbard (tied for 55th, 92).

And in girls’ competition, Lauren Moyer of Ephrata took eighth place with a 106.

This past week, Section One concluded its regular season play with a tournament held at Overlook on Wednesday.

Ephrata closed out the season with a strong third-place showing (4-2) as the Mounts finished with 332 strokes.

Township closed out a perfect 42-0 season by finishing first with 292 strokes. Hempfield was next at 327, followed by Ephrata, CV (335), Cedar Crest (345), Penn manor (345) and Warwick (359).

Nick Hatch and Mitchel Storb tied for low honors for Ephrata with a pair of 81s. Aaron Hubbard and Anthony Embiscuso rounded out the Mounts’ lineup with a pair of 85s.

Ephrata finished the Section One season with a 19-23 record which placed the Mounts fourth overall.

PlayerScore

1. Ryan Dornes, MT69

2. Connor Sheehan, Sol76

2. Andy Butler, MT76

4. Walt Pelensky, War77

5. Nate Rader, CC79

5. Peter Chieppor, MT79

5. Will Horn, Etn79

8. Evan Dissinger, CC80

9. Adrian Glick, PV81

9. Tom Wanner, LMH81 9. Caleb Ginder, NL81

9. Ethan Cairns, Sol81

13. Richard Riva, LC82

13. Chris Schreder, LC82

13. V. Montgomery, CV82

13. Drew Bievenour, Hemp82

13. Ian Hart, War82

13. Brendan Lehman, Hemp82

19. Walker Kirk, MT83

19. Carl Johnson, NL83

19. RJ Bowman, MC83

19. Chris North, MT83

19. Garrett Strunk, Coc83

24. Jared Good, PV84

24. Ned Baumbach, Etn84

24. Tom Holzbauer, LS84

24. Jimmy Howell, Sol84

24, Zach Gristick, CC84

29. Alex Wagner, Sol85

29. Eli Perron, MC85

31. Alex Macinanti, LC86

31. Nick Hatch, Eph86

31. Logan Miller, Hemp86

31. Joe Gundel, PM86

31. Dom Oliveri, CV86

31. Pat Neslund, MT86

37. Tyler Kline, Hemp87

37. Brady Erb, PM87

37. Evan Havemann, War87

37. Quin Letavic, Hemp87

37. Mitchel Storb, Eph87

37. Connor White, PM87

37. Isaiah Monger, CV87

44. Thomas Moran, LC88

44. Trey Herring, LS88

44. Ethan Miller, Coc88

44. Darren Rutledge, Sol88

44. Jake Groff, LS88

49. Nate Fricke, GS90

49. A. Embiscuso, Eph90

49. Colin Kosko, CC90

52. Ethan Vincent, LMH91

52. Nate Brown, PM91

52. M. Hershberger, MC91

55. P. Fredericksen, LMH92

55. Aaron Hubbard, Eph92

55. Ethan McCardell, Sol92

58. Will Riva, LC94

58. Tim Bomberger, CC94

58. Scott Stephens, Etn94

61. Logan Frey, LS95

61. Tyler Vogel, Hemp95

63. Ed Pooley, Coc96

64. Justin Ayers, AC97

65. Chad Yoder, PV98

65. Brycen Loeper, Leb98

67. Sean McNamara, LC99

67. Jordan Nichols, NL99

69. Brett Kupp, Coc100

70. Ryan Haase, LS101

71. Kyle Schaeffer, AC103

72. Jarrett Hassinger, Sol105

73. Galen McNaughton, El106

74. Tyler Downs, Sol112

75. Mike Kelly, GS113

PlayerScore

1. Haley Goodling, MC76

2. Allison Appleton, PM87

3. Hailey Fricke, GS89

4. Hailey Hartman, CC91

4. Cayla McCarty, CV91

6. Hannah Riden, War99

7. Maddie Noonan, El103

8. Lauren Moyer, Eph105

9. Mackenzie Ord, Hemp106

10. Annalia Kostow, LeC115

11. Maddie Dietz, AC134

Team Standings: 1. Manheim Township 307; 2. Solanco 329; 3. Cedar Crest 333; 4. Manheim Central 335; 5. Hempfield 337; 6. Lancaster Catholic 338; 7. Conestoga Valley 346; 8. Penn Manor 347; 9. Ephrata 355; 10. Lampeter-Strasburg 355; 11. Cocalico 367.

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