Surging Cougar golfers win at Nation Ford

genegraham@comporium.netApril 16, 2013 

— The York Comprehensive High School boys’ golf team continued its ascent in Region 3-AAAA standings, besting Nation Ford and Northwestern at Springfield Golf Course.

York’s Luke Lancaster set the stage with his eagle putt at the par five third hole.

Lancaster, whose play before and after spring break has placed him among the region’s elite golfers, finished with a match-leading one under par 35.

The Cougars’ No. 2 golfer, Austin Hall, shot 40, and No. 3 Logan Aggeles shot39.

Stroud Baker (49) found trouble on the ninth hole and the Cougars’ lead was reduced to threes shots.

No. 5 Chandler Sain, who played well all match, missed a chance for an eagle on hole three. Sain came to the last hole with the Cougars needing a 46 from himself or freshman Tucker Laney (52) to regain the lead.

He carded a 44 and the Cougars gained their first victory at the Nation Ford course, firing their season first sub-160 score at 158. Nation Ford shot 160; and Northwestern 175.

In a previous three-way match last week, the Cougars bested Lancaster and Rock Hill with a team score of 168.

Rock Hill finished second at 174 and Lancaster was next at 178.

Once again, Lancaster had the Cougars’ low individual score at 38. Baker shot 41, Hall; 42; Aggeles; 47; Laney, 49; and Sain, 50.

Also last week, the Cougars defeated Nation Ford with a team score of 164 before slipping to South Pointe by a stroke at 163 at Spring Lake Country Club.

Individual scores: Lancaster, 37; Hall, 40; Baker, 42; Aggeles, 45; Sain, 46; and Damon Heath, 50.

The Cougars improved their record to 8-4-1.

“The awesome team effort was greatly enhanced by the efforts of Luke and his consecutive four-match medalist honors,” coach David Lancaster said.

Luke Lancaster had nine-hole scores of 39, 37, 38 and a one under par 35. Add a season-opening medalist honor for the Clover match for Lancaster and Baker’s medalist honor at Rock Hill, and the Cougars have earned medalist recognition in six of the 13 matches they have played.

The short week before spring break, boys’ golf coach emeritus Christopher Black lead the Cougars in coach Lancaster’s absence due to illness. The team almost upset visiting Fort Mill at Spring Lake Country Club.

Fort Mill bested the Cougars 160 to 165. Luke Lancaster shot 39; Hall, 40; Aggeles, 41; and 45s by Baker and Sain and Laney’s 52.

The Cougar golfers host Great Falls Thursday at 4 p.m. at York’s Spring Lake Country Club.

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