Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: ESMF-MGolfMPH In the many years that Cornell University’s Robert Trent Jones course had hosted the New York State Public High School Athletic Association boys golf championship, Section III golfers had rarely put themselves in contention.That wasn’t the case in 2019, though, with Manlius-Pebble Hill superstar Johnny Gruninger making his way near the top of the standings, closely followed by Fayetteville-Manlius’ Adam Butch, before falling back a bit by tournament’s end.Helped by three birdies in Sunday’s opening round at holes 4, 13 and 18, Gruninger shot a three-over-par 74, which left him tied for seventh place, three shots out of the lead shared by Nathan Han (Section I, Somers) and Nolan Crowley (Section II, Saratoga Springs) Gruninger would shoot an 81, his total of 155 leaving him in a tie for 16th place, while Butch finished with an 83 and share 30th place at 159, one stroke ahead of Rivers, who had a second straight 80 to finish at 160.Only Lewis improved upon his first round in the cold, windy conditions, posting an 80 to get to 163 and a tie for 38th place.Han was the individual state champion, his 141 seven strokes ahead of Evan Sitts (Oneonta), Alex Kyriacou (Suffern) and Shane Devincenzo (Port Jefferson). Bove had the best finish among Section III golfers, tying for 10th place at 152.Back on Saturday, the NYSPHSAA girls golf championships got underway at Deerfield Country Club in Brockport, with Fayetteville-Manlius part of the team competition.Of the Hornets’ golfers, Bailey Wallace had the best finish, tying for 35th place as she shot a 92 in the first round, but improved to an 87 in the second round to finish at 179. Only Liverpool’s Nataly Avotins (177) had a better total among Section III golfers as Wallace matched the 179 from the Warriors’ Mia Avotins.Jamesville-DeWitt’s Lena Jones had a solid showing, too, tying for 38th place as she shot an opening-round 90 and a second-round 96 to finish at 186.F-M’s Justine Burness had rounds of 97 and 96 to finish at 193, tied for 55th place. Lucy Fowler improved from a 100 to a 96 in her second round to finish at 196, with Elly Hulslander finishing at 230. Ashley Carter shot a first-round 118.Melanie Green, a Section VI golfer from Medina, repeated as state champion, her two-day score of 145, one over par, edging out Bailey Shoemaker (Section IV, Unadilla Valley) by one stroke. Butch was close behind, his 76 tying West Genesee’s Nick Bove for 11th place, five shots behind. Meanwhile, East Syracuse Minoa star Ian Rivers shot an 80 to put himself in a tie for 31st place, with two birdies on holes 7 and 17, and Gruninger’s MPH teammate, Grant Lewis, had an 83 to tie for 48th place.Then there was the fight for the team championship. Section III, with no round worse than 84, shared second place through one round at 550, only trailing the 534 from Section I.During Monday’s final round, the Section III team would eventually settle into second place alone, at 1,104, as Section I won with 1,058, and individual honors would prove elusive, too.
“We have to give him the support that he needs. Lots of sportsmen and women from time to time might not say the diplomatically pleasing thing, but in most cases, the environment of sport, comments are sometimes taken in the wrong way, and I just want to see Chris dust off all of this,” he added. The Barbadian educator was himself at the heart of a controversy involving Gayle in 2011, when during the Sir Frank Worrell Lecture on the rise and fall of West Indies cricket, he referred to Gayle as the “don” of the contemporary West Indies team. “All of us who are educators – and I am first and foremost an educator – I have seen how all of us can sometimes make statements that are not ideal under the circumstances. But he is a cricketer, and he is a sportsman; and like every sportsman, you make mistakes on the field and off the field. “When you make mistakes on the field, you go to your coach and you correct them. When you make mistakes off the field, you go to your support team and you correct them. And when you correct them, you come out and demonstrate that you are much better and much bigger,” Sir Hilary said. While adding that he wished to leave his own controversy in the past, Sir Hilary also said that he believed Gayle to have learnt from the experience, adding that he believes the Jamaican has a role to play in the future of the Caribbean sport. “This event has humbled Chris, and I want to big him up to get back. I have known him for many years, and I wish him all the best, and I say to him, ‘Come back and fulfill your destiny, and your destiny is in the heart of West Indies cricket’,” he said. Vice-chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Sir Hilary Beckles, believes that Chris Gayle has been humbled by the consequences of his recent actions in the Australian Big Bash and said that the Jamaican cricketer needs the support of the Caribbean people. Gayle drew the ire sports fans and administrators alike two weeks ago over comments he made to Australian female sports journalist Mel McLaughlin during a post-match interview. While the cricketer later apologised and was fined almost US$10,000 by his Melbourne Renegades, there were calls by some for him to be banned from cricket. Beckles, who said that in his judgement, Gayle is the best cricketer in the world and that he prayed every day for his return to the West Indies fold, added that the player was guilty of a lack of diplomacy. “I take his words for what he said, that he meant no offence. I take his word for that. I think he has given his apology,” Sir Hilary, who was guest speaker at Friday evening’s RJR Sports Foundation Awards ceremony, told The Gleaner. ‘Dust’ it off read more
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