Section VI took to heart the words of its director @OPGolfCoach Nate Leary and rebounded from a disappointing first day at the NYSPHSAA golf championships at Cornell University. Buoyed by the southern tier duo of Nolan Ditcher (Randolph) and Cody Latimer (Chautauqua Lake/Westfield), who posted scores of 71 and 74, respectively, the WNY contingent remained in 8th place overall, but did secure a 5th place, day-two finish. Ditcher qualified for his second trip to the Black course at Bethpage State Park, finishing in a tie for fourth at +7. His even-par score on Monday was tied for low round of the day. Latimer finished just shy of a spot on the Federation team at +9, but did All-State recognition for his T7 finish.

After assisting for two days with live scoring, Coach Leary spent a few minutes composing the following reminiscence on 48 hours of golf with Section VI’s finest:

Question: how do you feel this weekend went? Answer: From my standpoint as the Section 6 Coordinator, I felt the weekend went very smoothly. The players, coaches, and their families all had a positive experience. Although some of our players did not do as well as they would have liked, I felt that they conducted themselves admirably and will use this as a learning experience. Many of these players, including Nolan Ditcher, will return next year (at least we hope they will) and I’m looking forward to another great NYSPHSAA Boys State championship in 2016.

Team Scores From Monday Individual Scores From Monday

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