York County golfers suffer War of Roses loss to Lancaster County at Lancaster Country Club

Bobby Stiffler, seen here in a file photo, picked up a singles win for York County on Sunday in the War of the Roses.
  • The 2019 War of the Roses golf tournament was played at Lancaster Country Club.
  • The Lancaster County golfers beat the York County side, 15.5-8.5.
  • Lancaster now leads the series, 15-10. It was Lancaster's first win since 2015.

The York County team saw its three-year War of the Roses winning streak come to an end on Sunday.

The York-area golfers suffered a 15.5-8.5 loss to the Lancaster County team over the weekend at Lancaster Country Club.

Lancaster Country Club is one of the most heralded courses in Pennsylvania. The William Flynn layout played host to the 2015 U.S. Women's Open and is scheduled to play host to the to that same event in 2024.

Lancaster now holds a 15-10 edge over York in the 25-year history of the Ryder Cup-style, match-play event, which annually pits the top amateur players from the two neighboring counties against each other.

During a damp final day on Sunday, Lancaster County held a 7.5-4.5 edge in singles action.

Earning singles wins for York were Scott Dobak (3&2), Bobby Stiffler (2&1) and Bob Ruby (2&1). Steve Gekas, Shane Henry and Don Dimoff managed to halve their singles matches for York.

The final margin was tied with Lancaster’s win in 2011 and York’s in 2006 for the most lopsided in the event’s 25-year history.

Lancaster took control in Saturday morning’s alternate-shot session, winning 4.5 of a possible six points. On Saturday afternoon, Lancaster earned a 3.5-2.5 edge over York in the best-ball competition.

Scott Knouse captained the York team. The other York team members were Raymond Sheedy, John Weber, Steve Gekas, Matt Daryman, Dustin Jadro, Matt Wise and  Steve Goodley.

Reach Steve Heiser at sheiser@yorkdispatch.com.