SWAN LAKE Eight golfers from Sullivan County high schools placed in the top 35 finishers at last Wednesday’s Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA) boys’ golf championship held at the Swan Lake Golf and Country Club.
Those eight advanced to the Section IX boys’ golf tournament, which was scheduled to begin yesterday at the Villa Roma Country Club in Callicoon.
Liberty senior Josh Goldstein was the top Sullivan County finisher in the OCIAA event. He shot a 39 on the front nine and a 38 on the back nine at the Swan Lake course to card a 5-over-par 77
Goldstein placed second, while Kingston senior Doug Kleeschulte, who shot a 76, won the OCIAA title.
The seven other county golfers who qualified for the Section IX tourney are: Sullivan West’s Kevin Correa (39-43-82), Tri-Valley’s John Bernstein (44-41-85), SW’s Artie Norden (41-44-85), Monticello’s Ryan Sonnenschein (40-45-85), SW’s Justin Armstrong (41-45-86), Eldred’s Jason Jennings (47-42-89) and T-V’s David McDonald (47-42-89).
Local golfers who missed the cut for the Sectional event included: The Family School’s Frank Alagia (46-50-96), Fallsburg’s Richard Elliot (49-47-96), SW’s Melanie Kleiner (52-44-96), Roscoe’s Dave Lake (47-51-98), Monticello’s Angelo Niforatos (51-49-100), The Family School’s Evan Hole (49-54-103) and Eldred’s Jon Geiger (51-54-105).