Category Archives: Golf

Varsity 845 and THR reporting policy

With the high school spring season upon us (yes, even with the snow), here is a reminder for all the varsity head coaches on the reporting policies to Varsity 845 and the Times Herald-Record sports department. Report your games by email ( and fax (845-342-6024) by 9:15 p.m. on the day of the game (Saturdays, [...]

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College signings: 2018 class

Varsity 845 is compiling a list of local seniors who have signed national letters of intent to continue their athletic careers. Email any signing photos to   Baseball Division I Johnny Hipsman (Chester) Richmond Nick Rivera (Monroe-Woodbury) Fairleigh Dickinson Howard Sewell (Middletown) Manhattan Division II T.J. Gregory (Chester) St. Thomas Aquinas Brody Ryan (Warwick) [...]

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Dickson qualifies for U.S. Junior Amateur

Washingtonville’s Matt Dickson punched his ticket to the U.S. Junior Amateur Friday, firing an even-par 71 in a qualifier at Mount Kisco Country Club. Dickson, who just completed his junior year at Washingtonville, finished second in the field of 80 golfers vying for three qualifying spots. He shot 2-under (34) on the back nine with [...]

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Pennington, Tartaglione share first-round lead at Section 9 girls golf tourney

Rondout Valley freshman Amber Pennington and Pine Bush junior Pasqualina Tartaglione each shot 6-over-par 77s Monday at Apple Greens and are tied for the first-round lead. Pennington is looking to win her second straight section title. The top nine golfers following Wednesday’s second and final round advance to the state tournament on June 3-4 at [...]

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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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