The Genesee Golf team was supposed to play in three events last weekend but mother nature had a different plan.
Bad weather forced the cancellation of two events, but the Genesee squad took advantage of their chances Friday at the Jamestown CC Invitational and finished in 2nd place. The Cougars edged out Onondaga by one stroke (326) to (327), a bit of payback from the previous weeks Mohawk Valley CC Invitational when Onondaga beat Genesee for 2nd place by four strokes.
On a bright but windy day at the Bartlett CC in Olean, Kyle Harman of Genesee finished tied for 3rd individually with a 77, and teammate Corey Kocent, a former Batavia HS standout and current Club Champion at the Batavia Country Club, finished in 7th with a 79 to lead Genesee's team to their best start in their 2nd year of competition. Matt Ferdinand shot 84 and Adam Bishop shot 86 to round out Genesee's scoring. Mark DeCook and Alex Muench also participated for the Cougars.
Genesee was in the clubhouse with five scores, looking like it would be in a tie for 3rd with Onondaga CC, when Genesee's number 6 player - Adam Bishop - finished with a personal tournament best of 86 to allow the Cougars to slip into solo 2nd place in the team standings. Bishop, who played his high school golf at Pembroke HS, got the ball up and down on 17 and 18 to post his score.
Monroe CC finished 1st with a team score of 309 and also had the medalist - Alex Mckee - with a score of 74.
Other schools competing in the seven team field in their order of finish were: Niagara CCC (344) , Jamestown CC (364) , Tompkins Cortland CC (368) , and Corning CC (391).
GCC plays again next weekend - Saturday, April 23rd in the WNYAC at Willowbrook CC in Lockport, NY