May 21st 2018
- Nine players shot 75 or better and are all within four shots of the lead after the first round of Section 1's boys golf championships at Waccabuc Country Club Monday.
Croton-Harmon's Matt Ferrari, Bronxville's Liam Bishop and Scarsdale's Ben Schwartz all shot 1-over 71 to land in a three-way tie. They will carry a slim lead into Wednesday's final round at Fenway Golf Club in Scarsdale.
John Jay-East Fishkill's Aidan Autero and Bronxville's Dan Bettino each sit a shot back after carding 72s.
Ferrari, a junior, is a two-time qualifier for the state tournament who placed fourth at last year's Section 1 event.
Bishop, a senior who tied for 27th last year, surged into contention Monday with a 32 on the back nine.
Schwartz narrowly missed being one of the 60 players in the field as a sophomore. The improved junior continued his strong season with Monday's round.
Even behind the leaders, the leaderboard is clogged with players in contention. Suffern's Alex Kyriacou — who has been one of the section's top scorers the last two years — shot a 74 while Scarsdale's Jay Allen and Steven Lee and Ossining's Judson Langille all finished with 75s.
Allen, a sophomore, was the runner-up at last year's sectional tournament to Somers' Nathan Han. Han went on to win the state title but has since transferred.
The final round is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The final group — a threesome of Ferrari, Bishop and Schwartz — is slated to tee off at 11:30.
The top nine finishers on Wednesday will qualify for the state tournament June 3-4 in Ithaca. Ferrari, Kyriacou, Allen, Scarsdale's Andy Fan (78) and Harrison's Brian Aslanian (79) are all returning qualifiers.
Section 1 Boys Golf Championships
First round, at Waccabuc Country Club, par 70
T1. Matt Ferrrari (Croton-Harmon) 71
T1. Liam Bishop (Bronxville) 71
T1. Ben Schwartz (Scarsdale) 71
T4. Aidan Autaro (John Jay-East Fishkill) 72
T4. Dan Bettino (Bronxville) 72
6. Alex Kyriacou (Suffern) 74
T7. Jay Allen (Scarsdale) 75
T7. Judson Langille (Ossining) 75
T7. Steven Lee (Scarsdale) 75
T10. Andy Fan (Scarsdale) 78
T10. Will Tormey (Bronxville) 78
T12. Zain Jafar (Greeley) 79
T12. Rio Ureno-Dembar (Croton-Harmon) 79
T12. Brian Aslanian (Harrison) 79
T12. Aidan Denning (Bronxville) 79
T16. James Carrier (White Plains) 80
T16. Joseph Reilly (Harrison) 80
T18. Harrison Blech (Suffern) 81
T18. Colin Offenbacher (John Jay-East Fishkill) 81
T18. Bo Concannon (Somers) 81
T21. Alex Yorizzo (Eastchester) 82
T21. Kevin Glynn (Yorktown) 82
T21. Braden Burke (Croton-Harmon) 82
24. Logan Epstein (Clarkstown North) 83
T25. Aidan Londa (Scarsdale) 84
T25. Charlie Berridge (Scarsdale) 84
T25. Thomas Corrigan (Irvington) 84
T28. Doug Beney (Rye) 85
T28. Jake Antinelli (Mamaroneck) 85
T28. Dominic Sculti (Rye) 85
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