GCC Golf competed in two tournaments over the weekend: at the Tompkins Cortland CC Invitational on Sunday at the Elm Tree GC in Cortland NY, and Friday at the Corning CC Invitational at the Corning CC, Corning NY.
At the Tompkins Cortland CC event on Sunday, GCC shot 311 for their lowest total as a team for the year. Corey Kocent, former BHS standout golfer led the Cougars with a 76, his best score of the season, as was Mark DeCook’s 77. Matt Ferdinand and Kyle Harman each shot 79 to round out the scoring, Adam Bishop and Alex Muench also played.
On Friday at the Corning CC Invitational, the cougars finished 3rd with a score of 320 to Monroe CC’s 298 and Onondaga CC’s 317. It appears as though it’s going to be a tight race for Nationals between GCC and Onondaga, with each team trading 2nd place back and forth as this season has progressed. It looks like MCC should take 1st place, then it’s a battle for the other spot for Nationals. Only 2 teams get there from each region, with the exception that Jamestown CC gets an automatic berth because they host the NJCAA Nationals at the Chautauqua GC, June 5th through 10th.
Matt Ferdinand started out rough with a triple bogey on the first hole at the Corning CC event, but he rebounded well to post a 76. Corey Kocent shot a 79, Kyle Harman shot an 81, and Alex Muench contributed an 84 to complete the scoring. Mark DeCook and Adam Bishop also participated.
This weekend on May 7th, GCC hosts its home GCC Invitational Tournament at the Batavia Country Club. A twelve team field is anticipated with Men’s teams from Broome CC, Cayuga CC, Corning CC, Hudson Valley CC, Jamestown CC, Jefferson CC, Monroe CC, Mohawk Valley, Niagara CC, Onondaga CC, and Tompkins Cortland CC.
There will also be Women competing from Cayuga CC, Hudson Valley CC, Mohawk Valley CC, and Onondaga CC.
The public is invited to come out and support the GCC Golf team and to see some excellent NJCAA Golf. Tee Times start at 10 am, the GCC players will be teeing off with later tee times in the threesomes field.
GCC plays its last match before Regionals on Sunday in the MCC Invitational at the Webster GC, Webster NY.