LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: No. 3 York women have quickly become national D-III golf force

Natalie Robson

In 2017, York College started a women's golf program.

A few years later, the Spartans have established themselves as a national force on the NCAA Division III golf landscape.

The York women have enjoyed a dominant start to the 2021 season under head coach David Boslough.

In four outings this season, the Spartans have won four tournament championships, all in easy fashion.

The latest championship came Monday when York won the Knights Women's Invitational hosted by Arcadia University at Cedarbrook Country Club in Blue Bell, Montgomery County.

York posted a team score of 323 to finish 26 strokes ahead of second-place Alvernia (349) and 45 strokes in front of third-place Thomas Jefferson (368). That 26-stroke margin was the closest that any team has come to the Spartans this season.

The Spartans' strong early-season showing has not gone unnoticed. Golfstat recently ranked York at No. 3 in its national D-III poll, behind only No. 1 Redlands and No. 2 Methodist.

Jordan Koller

Additionally, Golfstat ranks two York players, Jordan Koller at No. 22 and Natalie Robson at No. 32, among the top 35 individual D-III players nationally.

Robson led the Spartans to Monday's victory, capturing her first career individual title. Robson shot a 6-over-par 78 to edge Alvernia's McKylie Boreman by one stroke.

Koller and Emma Harding each shot 81s for York to tie for third overall. Shelby Tapman and Anna Moore each posted 83s for the Spartans.

For the season, Koller leads York with a 75.75 scoring average, while Robson is close behind at 76.0. In four tournaments this season, Koller and Robson have finished fourth or better in each event. Koller owns two individual tournament crowns this season.

Nicholas Fioravante

York men also take title: The York men’s golf team, meanwhile, also won the team title at Cedarbrook on Monday.

The York men have now competed in five tournaments this season and won four of them.

The Spartans finished with a 298 total, which was 12 strokes better than second-place Alvernia in the nine-team event.

York’s Nicholas Fioravante was the individual medalist with a 1-under-par 71. Joel Marshall and Dylan Watt each shot 75 for York, while Matthew Chalupa added a 77. Marshall and Watt tied for the second-best individual score of the day.

Penn State York falls in baseball: Penn State Du Bois scored twice in the bottom of the 10th inning to earn a 7-6 baseball win over Penn State York on Monday night.

PSY fell to 3-8 on the season. The local Lions used nine pitchers in the game.

York Suburban High School graduate Brendan Delridge had two of PSY's seven hits. Justin Miller and Evan Tanner each added a double with an RBI for the Yorkers.

Reach Steve Heiser at sheiser@yorkdispatch.com.