HERSHEY — The first athletic event of the 2020 fall season for the Chambersburg Trojans was held Wednesday afternoon when the boys golf team played in a Mid Penn Commonwealth Division match at Hershey Country Club’s East Course.
Chambersburg competed with three other teams. Lower Dauphin placed first with 314 strokes, Central Dauphin was second with 320, the Trojans took third with 334 and Hershey was last with 361. Cumberland Valley did not compete because it did not get in the required three practices ahead of time, and State College did not compete because its board has not yet approved playing in events.
“We showed a lot of rust,” Chambersburg coach Mark Yost said. “We didn’t play near to our potential, but we have to remember that our new division is really solid. We know we’ll have more chances to lose matches because of that. But we can do a whole lot better.”
Senior Jacob Carlin posted the Trojans’ top score, shooting a 5-over par 76 to tie for third place behind the LD duo of Luke Wren and Derek McGlaughlin, each of whom shot 72.
Also for Chambersburg, senior Owen Reichelderfer carded 81 (tied for 6th), sophomore Jacob Bassham had 86 (tie for 11th), senior Cooper Miller shot 91 (tied for 15th) and soph Teegan Humelsine shot 95 (18th).
Yost said, “I was pleasantly surprised with Bassham — he played well. I didn’t even know he was coming out for the team. Owen struggled on the par 3’s or he would have had a good score. (Carlin) had a decent score even though he hit two balls in the water.”
The Trojans are 1-2 heading into the next match, tentatively Monday at State College. It is the first time in Yost’s 22 years as the Chambersburg coach that his team ended up with a losing record in a Mid Penn match.