Northern Tioga, Wellsboro go 1-2 at Coudersport Invitational.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | August 18, 2017


The NTL took the top two spots at the annual Coudersport Invitational Thursday.

Northern Tioga won with a 236 while Wellsboro was right on their heels with a 244.

Towanda (276) took seventh overall while Kane (260) rounded out the top three.

Northern Tioga's Tanner Adriance (74) earned medalist honors while teammate Austin Outman (77) tied for second overall with Wellsboro's Brandyn Tuttle (77).

Rounding out Northern Tioga were Tyler Vargeson (85), Kurtis Easton (90) and Christian Kemp (91).

For the Hornets Ben Barnett shot 81 followed by Joseph Propheta (86), Taynton Repard (89) and Ty Morral (90).

"I was very happy with how all five kid played," said Hornet coach Steve Macensky. "Five scores of 90 and below is very exciting for the rest of season. It was a great day."

Tyler Hawley (88) led Towanda with Kourtney Dunn shooting 92, Connor Wilcox shooting 96 and Dawsan Manning scoring a 100.

"The NTL was represented well today," said Towanda coach Tim Farley. "Cowanesque Valley and Wellsboro showed that not only are they the class of the league, but will be leading contenders for the District IV title this year."

Farley was also happy with his kids.

"We're very pleased about our showing — all four of our players were here last year, and individually they cut 50 shots off their scores; our team score improved by 28 shots over 2016," he remarked.

"Great effort by all. Tyler Hawley had a career low, as did Kourtney Dunn, who finished 26th out of 66 as the only girl in the field. Connor and Dawsan were solid, as well — we'll need that type of consistency and improvement from all of them this year. We talk about keeping big numbers to a minimum, and we did that very well today — only one hole score above a seven on any of our cards. We're happy, but not satisfied. The kids know we have a strong field coming to our home turf tomorrow, and want to build on our showing today. We can't afford to come in flat."

Towanda hosts the Jerry Smith Memorial First Friday Invitational today with a 10 a.m. shotgun start at Towanda Country Club.