POTSDAM - The Potsdam Central golf team posted the low total of the NAC season in downing Gouverneur Central 203-281 at the Potsdam Town and Country Club on Wednesday.
The Sandstoners improved to 6-1 with the win and will look to defend their regular season banner on Friday when they travel to the Massena Country Club to take on Massena Central starting at 3 p.m. A win over the host Raiders would give Potsdam sole possession of the NAC title while a loss would create a three-way tie that would also include OFA, which stayed in contention for a share of the banner by closing out the regular season with a win on the road over Franklin Academy in the other Division I meet on Wednesday.
Ben Stone carded a one-over par, 37, playing the back nine at the PTCC to anchor the win over Gouverneur. Mike Chambers, Dan Cruikshank and Dustin LaValley each shot 41 followed by Ryan McDonald with a 43 while Dan Stone finished with a non-scoring 47.
The kids are playing their best golf of the season right now and thats what you want to see, noted coach Steve Kmack.
Well have to be at our best again on Friday when we got to Massena, he added.
Alex Prespare led the Gouverneur scoring with a 53 followed by Eugene Bishop (54), Cody Bishop (55), Dan Kalina (59), Cade Stevens (60) and Cole Newvine (61).
OFA 222, FA 226: Playing the par 36 front nine of the East Course at the Malone Country Club, Dillon Binion and Brandon Mullin both carded 43s to lead the Blue Devils to the win in their regular season finale. Conor Hannan shot a 44 followed by Tristen Moore with a 45 and Jed McRoberts with a 47 while Alec Manke posted a non-scoring 48 as the Blue Devils closed out the season with a 6-2 record and will have to wait until Fridays meet between Potsdam and Massena at the Massena Country Club to see if that will be good enough to gain a share of the 2012 NAC Division I banner.
Davis Sprague paced FA with a 43. Dylan Fleury and Alexandra Sprague each shot 45 followed by Elliott Vanier with a 46 and Evan Hanna with a 48 while Cole Depuy had a non-scoring 51.
In two Division II meets on Wednesday, Madrid-Waddington edged Tupper Lake 3-2 and Heuvelton blanked Clifton-Fine 5-0.