Erik Stauderman of Spackenkill High School shot a 1-over-par 73 at McCann Memorial Golf Course in Poughkeepsie, winning the Dutchess County Golf Coaches Invitational for the second consecutive year on Wednesday. Stauderman sunk five birdies and eight pars.
“Erik was very steady,” said Spackenkill coach and event organizer Keith Humphrey. “He was composed throughout the whole match — he was putting very well and was confident.”
Spackenkill’s Stanley Garrant shot a 75 and finished second, carding a birdie and 14 pars.
Jeff Peters of Franklin D. Roosevelt shot an 80 and finished third.
“It was a tight tournament pretty much down to the 17th and 18th hole,” said Humphrey. “The kids played well (Wednesday); all the players were very excited about being in this tournament and being chosen as top 24 golfers in Dutchess County. (They were) honored to be in this event.”
Stauderman, Garrant, Peters and Jordan Stein, who shot an 81 for Millbrook, are headed to Cornell University for the state golf tournament that begins Sunday. After the tournament, Spackenkill’s Bradley Delmar and Arlington’s Jamie Hamburg were named the winners of the second annual Ryan Paschal scholarship.
At the par-72 Rotella Memorial Golf Course in Haverstraw, Marissa Bennett and Allie Fischer of Wappingers moved on to the second round of the Section 1 tournament. Bennett shot an 84 and Fischer shot a 90 to advance.
“(Wednesday) was the first time the team was able to play 18 holes,” said Wappingers coach Christopher Perry. “I feel like those two girls were in the top 20. I’m excited to see how they move on and finish up their senior years.”
Also competing for Wappingers were Brianna LoVerne, Brianna Durland and Likitha Kumar.
Track and field
John Jay’s Jake Anderson won the boys javelin (143-10) at the Section 1 hammer throw and javelin finals.
Matt Barbieri’s two-out single late Tuesday scored Stevie Branch in the top of the ninth inning to lift sixth-seeded New Paltz over host No. 3 Port Jervis, 10-9, in a Class A baseball quarterfinal.
With two outs, Branch was hit by a pitch, Chris Baker walked and Barbieri hit a line drive up the middle to win it for New Paltz (7-8).
New Paltz rallied from down 9-5, scoring two runs each in the sixth and seventh. The Huguenots tied it at 9 with two outs in the seventh when Baker, with a 1-and-2 count, was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Chris Massaro allowed two hits in four scoreless innings of relief to earn the win. The Huguenots face Saugerties at 4 p.m. Thursday.
“This was one of the best games I’ve seen in my nine years coaching,” Huguenots coach Sam Phelps said.
Last season, Port Jervis rallied to beat New Paltz in this round in a game, like Tuesday’s contest, that was delayed by lightning. “It was amazing,” Phelps said. “It was almost like going back and rewriting history.”
Tara Dell’s RBI single in the sixth-inning gave No. 4 Tuxedo its winning margin in a 5-4 victory over No. 5 Rhinebeck late Tuesday in a Class C softball quarterfinal. Alison Tuscano’s RBI single had tied it at 4 earlier in the sixth as Rhinebeck scored three runs in the inning.
Hannah Merrihew walked, stole second and scored on Natalie Hutchins’ single to give Rhinebeck (5-12) a 4-1 lead in the fourth inning.
“They played their hearts out and they’ve improved a lot from day one,” Hawks coach Erin Doyle said. “Everything they struggled with early in the season, it came together. We had a tough break, but we played a good game.”