Blue Ridge falls in golf playoff

The autumn equinox ushered in the end of Lackawanna Golf league season with one local team earning the right for one more trip onto the fairway.

Blue Ridge clinched a playoff spot with a 7-2 win over Forest City at Golden Oaks in Windsor.

The Raiders swept the first two groups as Tyler Hillard defeated Henry Nebzydoski 2-1 in a match up of the division’s top golfers. Hillard then combined with James Barbour to win the Better Ball 2-1 over Nebzydoski and Hunter Langman. Babour took Langman two up in their head to head match up.

Kyle Spoor defeated DJ Heath one up and Andrew Scott edged Ben Shea 4-3 in the second group. Spoor and and Scott took the Better Ball over Heath and Shea 3-2.

John Lesjack picked up two wins for Forest City in the final group claiming a 5-4 win over Joe Curtis and combining with Chris Burnis to win the Better Ball 5-4. Curtis Perry defeated Burnis 5-4 for Blue Ridge’s final points.

Blue Ridge finished 7-6-1 to earn the eighth seed in the Lackawanna League 2A playoffs. Forest City finished at 5-9.

The Raiders faced perennial power Scranton Prep in the first round and the Cavaliers swept all matches to end the Blue Ridge season.

Montrose finished with the season with 7-2 win over Holy Cross to finish its season at 6-8. No other information on the match was made available.

Elk Lake closed out their season with a 7-2 loss to Carbondale.

Senior Jason Mowry picked up two wins in his final team match with a 5-4 victory over Bryan Salitsky and a Better Ball victory with Dan McGess as the pair defeated Salitsky and Ian Fedorchak 4-3. The Warriors finished 2-12 on the season.

Mountain View was shut out by Dunmore to finish winless in league play.

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