Greencastle claims Colonial golf 1st place, which is a first

Greencastle-Antrim captures 1st: The Blue Devils put all five of their counting players among the top 11 finishers and picked up first place in the Mid Penn Colonial match at their home course, Greencastle G.C., on Monday afternoon.

It is believed to be the first time Greencastle has ever placed first in a golf match since the program began in 1997.

Cooper Swam

“We’ve always been in the Colonial, and Chambersburg and Waynesboro always had really good teams,” G-A coach Jeremy Eby said. “I’m just so glad the way it happened, because we had a lot of contributors.”

Waynesboro had a pair of teammates tie for medalist honors, with both Tyler Fortney and Evan Stein shooting a five-over par 77. But the Indians did not have another placer better than 15th.

Greencastle’s Cooper Swam shot his team’s best score (80) to take third place, while Levi Tennison tied for fifth with 82, Jackson Eby was eighth with 83, Joey Singer was 10th with his 87 and Ben Irr took 11th with an 88.

“I was proud of Cooper,” Jeremy Eby said. “He struggled in the first match, but had a solid day. The other guys shot well. My son, Jackson, also plays football, so he had about two minutes to celebrate before he had to go to football practice.”

Elijah Blair was the top golfer for James Buchanan, taking ninth with 85, while Mason Fogelsonger led Shippensburg with 89 to take 12th. The top girls player was Ava Frontino of Ship, who shot 98.