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Kienz takes first-round lead at Section 9 tourney

Valley Central senior Josh Kienz fired his first under-par round in tournament play to grab the first-round lead at the Section 9 tournament. Kienz made seven, yes seven, birdies including three in a row on holes 11, 12 and 13 to card a 1-under-par 69. Burke Catholic coach Rich Welch, who was assigned to Kienz’s [...]

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2017 OCIAA golf tournament: Kleeschulte champion

Scott Kleeschulte continued Kingston’s run of champions at the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association golf championships Monday. For the fourth straight year, a Kingston golfer captured the OCIAA title as Kleeschulte shot a 5-over-par 75 to edge Valley Central’s Dylan Barone by a stroke. Kingston junior Jake Hommel was the two-time defending champion. Kingston’s Justin [...]

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Going low: Hommel leads area’s top boys golf scores

Kingston junior Jake Hommel’s 4-under-par 32 at Wiltwyck Golf Club stands as the top score this season. Hommel seeks his third straight Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association Open title Monday at West Point Golf Course. As boys golf hits its final week of the regular season, here’s a list of the low 9-hole scores this [...]

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State golf: Rodriguez ties for 10th

Cornwall senior Ryan Rodriguez played the fourth-best round of the day in the final 18 holes of his high school career. Rodriguez shot a 2-over 73 at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Ithaca. The five-time state qualifier’s two-day score of 8-over 150 earned Rodriguez his first top-10, state finish. Rodriguez, who tied for 10th, [...]

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State golf: Powers five shots off lead

Eldred senior David Powers opened his fourth state tournament with a 4-over-par 75 at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University in Ithaca. Powers is tied for 12th place and five shots behind leader Nathan Han of Somers, who shot a 1-under 70 in the first round, which was delayed for more three hours [...]

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State golf: Tartaglione finishes 18th

Pine Bush sophomore Pasqualina Tartaglione shot a 11-over-par 83 in the second and final round and placed 18th place (16-over-par 160) at Bethpage State Park’s Yellow Course in Farmingdale. Rondout Valley eighth-grader Amber Pennington carded the best round by a Section 9 golfer, shooting a 6-over 78. Pennington finished tied for 22nd (163). Auburn’s Lindsay [...]

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State girls golf: Tartaglione tied for 11th

Pine Bush’s Pasqualina Tartaglione turned in the lowest first-round score by a Section 9 golfer in girls championship history Saturday at Bethpage State Park’s Yellow Course in Farmingdale. Tartaglione shot a 5-under-par 77 with 13 pars. The sophomore is tied for 11th place at the state championship, which concludes with 18 holes on Sunday. Valley [...]

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Powers grabs first-round lead at Section 9 tourney

Eldred’s David Powers holds a one-shot lead over three golfers after firing a 4-over-par 74 in the first round of the Section 9 tournament at Powelton Club in Newburgh. Powers shot a 1-under 34 on the back nine with eight pars and a birdie on the par-3, 16th hole. Newburgh Free Academy’s Ryan Betcher, Spackenkill’s [...]

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Section 9 girls first-round results: Eighth-grader Pennington leads

Rondout Valley eighth-grader Amber Pennington shot a 7-over 78 and holds a six-shot lead heading into the final round of the Section 9 championship at Apple Greens Golf Course in Highland. Pine Bush’s Pasqualina Tartaglione carded an 84 and is in second place. The top 18 golfers advanced to the final round, which starts 10 [...]

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Section 9 first-round tee assignments

Kingston sophomore and two-time OCIAA champion Jake Hommel and Goshen senior Jason Donley will play in the lead group in the first round of the Section 9 tournament Monday at Powelton Club in Newburgh. Spackenkill’s Erik Stauderman and Onteora’s Justin Lane will also tee off at the first hole. A 9 a.m. shotgun start is [...]

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