Eagles open golf season with pair of Section Two sweeps

By on August 23, 2017
Cocalico’s Ian Martin hits his shot during Friday’s season-opening Section Two match at Foxchase. Photo by Missi Mortimer

Cocalico’s Ian Martin hits his shot during Friday’s season-opening Section Two match at Foxchase. Photo by Missi Mortimer

The Cocalico High School golf team got the 2017 season off to an excellent start Friday as the Eagles and the rest of Section Two met for the first match of the season at Foxchase.

While Ephrata was the host school Friday, it was the Eagles who dominated on their home course as three players earned top 10 finish to lead the team to a 6-0 day.

Nolan Hesko led the way for Cocalico, shooting 76 to finish second only behind medalist Jonathan Rush of Solanco, who fired a two-over-par 74. Nathaniel Martin finished third overall with a 79 while Colby Martin tied for fifth with Dan Pallietier of Manheim Central as each shot 83.

Andrew Myers of Ephrata Takes his shot during Friday’s season-opening Section Two match at Foxchase. Photo by Missi Mortimer

Andrew Myers of Ephrata Takes his shot during Friday’s season-opening Section Two match at Foxchase. Photo by Missi Mortimer

Ammala Moua (85) and Ian Martin (93) rounded out the Eagles’ lineup as Cocalico finished with a team score of 323 to finish well ahead of second-place Lampeter-Strasburg (344).

Manheim Central was a distant third with a team score of 364, followed by Solanco (365), Elizabethtown (392), Garden Spot (397) and Ephrata (403).

The Mounts were led by Trevor Dydo, who shot a 95. Tayler Moyer was next with a 97, followed by Michael Storb (104) and Andrew Myers (107).

Tuesday afternoon at Par Line Golf Course, Cocalico earned its second-straight sweep to start the season, finishing with a team score of 322 to go a perfect 6-0 on the day.

Hesko and Colby Martin paced Cocalico with rounds of 78 and 79 respectively. Andrew Fink (81) and Ammala (82) rounded out the top four for the Eagles.

L-S earned its second-straight runner-up finish with a team score of 341, while the rest of the teams included: Solanco (357), Manheim Central (364), Elizabethtown (399), Ephrata (400) and Garden Spot (434).

Moyer took low honors for Ephrata, finishing with a 96. Owen Gockley also broke 100 for the Mounts, netting a score of 98. Michael Storb (100) and Andrew Myers (106) rounded out the top four for the Mounts.

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