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GOLF: Dallastown prevents Central from clinching title

STAFF REPORT
  • Dallastown defeated Central York by three strokes to win Monday's match.
  • Central's Julianne Lee and New Oxford's Justin Gruver shot even-par 72s to finish with the low rounds.
  • The Panthers need to finish sixth or better in the final match of the season to win the Division I title.

At least for the time being, the Dallastown golf team has kept alive its slim hopes for a York-Adams League Division I title.

Dallastown's Blake Sebring shot a 74 on Monday at The Bridges Golf Club, helping the Wildcats to the match victory.

The Wildcats won Monday's match at The Bridges Golf Club near Abbottstown, preventing Central York from wrapping up the D-I crown, and giving themselves an outside chance to still win the division.

Led by Evan Greenplate (74) and Blake Sebring (75), Dallastown shot a four-man team score of 310, just three strokes better than the Panthers' second-place score of 313. Spring Grove finished third with a 330. It was the first D-I match of the year that Central didn't win.

Central's Julianne Lee and New Oxford's Justin Gruver shot the day's low round, each posting even-par 72s.

Following Lee, Gruver, Greenplate and Sebring, the Rockets' Mason Staub shot a 76 to finish in fifth, while teammate Luke Hoffnagle tied with Central's Carson Bacha for sixth with identical 77s.

Going into the final regular-season match, all Central needs to do is not finish in last place and it'll secure at least a share of the Division I title. A fifth-place finish or better will give Dallastown the outright title. Meanwhile, Dallastown will need to win the next match and hope that the Panthers finish sixth or seventh in order to claim at least a share of the D-I crown.

The final D-I tournament is set for Wednesday at Hanover Country Club.