|Herkimer boys win team title;
Wallace, O'Hara tie for medalist
Balance key for
Magicians, who send
five to Seven Oaks
ORISKANY FALLS - It's been a very
successful 2012 for the Herkimer boys
Monday, the Magicians, who finished
unbeaten in the Center State Conference,
added a Section III, Class B championship
to its resume.
The victory is the first since at least 1974
and possibly ever, according to head
coach Scott Kurdziolek.
"These boys have been playing Herkimer
golf since they were in 7th or 8th grade,"
"They are dedicated and knew this was
their chance to take it all, especially since
we came so close last year. We are also
deep. I have seven boys that can score
medalist at any given time. It was difficult
to only bring six."
Jesse Licari (80), Nick de Jong (82), Ryan
Stilwell (84), Andrew Stilwell (84) and Matt
Borek (84) led the Magicians to the title.
Herkimer's five-person total of 414 was 16
strokes better than second-place Bishop
Ludden. All five Herkimer scorers qualified
for Thursday's Section III Tournament at
Seven Oaks Golf Course in Hamilton.
The first round of sectionals is Thursday
and the final round is Saturday.
Bishop Grimes' William Wallace and Port
Byron's Dan O'Hara tied for the individual
championship after carding 77s. Wallace
and O'Hara are co-champions and will
lead a field of 23 players from the Class C
Tournament, who qualified for sectional
Other locals qualifying for Seven Oaks
were: Notre Dame's Mike Kalil (78);
Frankfort-Schuyler's Dante Migliore (78);
Cooperstown's Sam Bowen (79); Sauquoit
Valley's Ryan Stalker (79); West Canada
Valley's Bobby Davenport (82);
Waterville's Luke Nassimos (83);
Cooperstown's Harrison Clinton (84);
Notre Dame's Jesse Miller (84) and
Waterville's Tyler Lemery (85).
Class C Sectional Qualifier
at Barker Brook, Par 72
Team Results: Herkimer 414; Bishop
Ludden 430; Cooperstown 440; Port
Byron 441; Notre Dame 443; Thousand
Islands 457; South Lewis 462; Tully 464;
Pulaski 469; Frankfort-Schuyler 471;
West Canada 480; Weedsport 491.
Individual Qualifiers for Seven Oaks:
William Wallace (BL) 77; Dan O'Hara (PB)
77; Mike Kalil (ND) 78; Dante Migliore
(F-S) 78; Sam Bowen (Coop) 79; Ryan
Stalker (SV) 79; Jesse Licari (Herk) 80;
Drew Lane (Weedsport) 80; Trevor Hash
(SV) 80; Kyle Hugh (Pulaski) 82; Nick de
Jong (Herk) 82; Andy Leary (PB) 82;
Bobby Davenport (WCV) 82; Luke
Nassimos (Waterville) 83; Ian Smith (TI)
83; Harrison Clinton (Coop) 84; Ryan
Stilwell (Herk) 84; Andrew Stilwell (Herk)
84; Jesse Miller (ND) 84; Matt Borek
(Herk) 84; Tyler Lemery (Waterville) 85;
Kevin Sierotnik (BL) 85; Tom Vazquez
|Class C Sectional Qualifier - 2012
Bishop Grimes' William Wallace tees off on the par-4 17th hole.
Wallace shot 77 to tie Port Byron's Dan O'Hara for the Class C title.
Herkimer won the team competition with a 414 total.
Notre Dame's Mike Kalil (above) and Dante Migliore (below) shot
6-over 78s Monday at the Class C Sectional Qualifier at Barker Brook
Golf Club. They both qualified to play in the Section III Tournament,
beginning Thursday at Seven Oaks Golf Course in Hamilton.
Sauquoit Valley's Ryan Stalker (above left) and Waterville's Tyler Lemery (above right) hit tee shots during
Monday's Class C Qualifier at Barker Brook. Both Stalker (79) and Lemery (85) qualified the Section III
Tournament beginning Thursday at Seven Oaks.
West Canada Valley's
watches his tee shot on
the par-4 18th.
Davenport shot 82 to
qualify for the Section III
Cooperstown's Sam Bowen
follows through on his tee
shot off the 18th. Bowen
qualified for sectionals with
Nick de Jong
shot 82 to
qualify for the
Seven Oaks. de
the overall team