Lake Placid’s Carver Bell qualifies for states

The Lake Placid golf team’s reign of six straight Section VII golf titles came to an end on Thursday at the North Country Golf Club.

The Peru Nighthawks ran away from the rest of the field by placing four golfers in the top six, shooting a combined 333. The top four scores on each team used to determine the team champion. Saranac Lake placed fourth with 378 and the Blue Bombers were eighth out of 12 teams with 429.

The Blue Bombers’ Carver Bell had the lowest round among local golfers, with an 87. Bell closed out the first day tied for eighth place. Ryan McGinnis-Theis led Saranac Lake with an 88 in 10th place.

Along with Bell and McGinnis-Theis, the Red Storm’s Cooper Patnode was the only other local golfer to make the cut for the second day. Patnode shot a 93.

Moriah’s Silas Reeder and Northeastern Clinton’s Kevin Castine tied for the low score of the day with an 80.

Saranac Lake was rounded out by Noah Jewtraw (97), Jonah Peckham (100), Carson St. Louis (105) and Brice Heery (119). The Blue Bombers had five other golfers compete, inclduing Seb Cecunjanin (96), Ayden McCormick (119), Nolan Clark (127), Jack Wright (132) and Liam Gotham (135).

The second day of the golf championships determined the Section VII individual champion and the 10 Section VII golfers that will compete at the state meet at the Mark Twain Golf Course in Elmira on June 2 and 3.

Bell was the lone area golfer to qualify for the state team. The freshman, shot an 86 for a two-day score of 173. His efforts placed him eighth overall.

Peru’s Nick Palmer won the individual title with a two-day score of 161. AuSable Valley’s Porter Goodman and Peru’s Cooper Sweeney tied for second with a 167.

McGinnis-Theis finished six strokes shy of qualifying for the state team. He shot a 95 on Friday for a two-day score of 183. Patnode closed out the day with a 104, for a score of 197.


Today's breaking news and more in your inbox

I'm interested in (please check all that apply)
Are you a paying subscriber to the newspaper? *

Starting at $4.75/week.

Subscribe Today