Lions place second in home invitational

Colin Hoy hits a tee shot.
Colin Hoy hits a tee shot.

Hazleton, Pa. - Hazleton notched three scores in the 80's at Valley Country Club during the Clark Luis Invitational on Monday, securing a second place finish in the team's home event and final match of the regular season. 

Thirty eight golfers from six campuses descended upon the Valley Country Club links but just two players managed to tackle the pristine track and challenging greens during a chilly round of golf in the Conyngham valley. Taking home medalist honors were Ian Masenheimer of Penn State Lehigh Valley who shot a plus three round of 74 with Wilkes-Barre's Cooper Kelly trailing the lead by just one shot with a fine round of 75 while Brandywine's Marge Reynolds took home medalist honors in the women's division with a 96. 

Hazleton golfers faired better than most on Monday with senior Colin Hoy (Harlysville, Pa.), sophomore Joey Rebarchick (Hazleton, Pa.) and freshman Grant Culbert (Pine Grove, Pa.) all finishing in the top ten of the field of 38 players. Hoy fought off a rough start to finish the day in a tie for third with an 81 with Rebarchick finishing one shot back in a tie for fifth place. Culbert netted a plus 13 round of 85 to finish in a tie for 9th place. Hazleton's Aaron Kellmer (Hazleton, Pa.) rounded out the Lions top four scores of the day, shooting a 95 but the Lions would finish just two shots back of the first place in the team event with a final score of 343. 

Individual Results:

Lehigh Valley Masenheimer, Ian 74
Wilkes-Barre Cooper, Kelly 75
Hazleton Hoy, Colin 81
Lehigh Valley Bohl, Andrew 81
Hazleton Rebarchick, Joey 82
Wilkes-Barre Serafin, Evan 83
Scranton Valeski, Zach 84
Brandywine Karlton, Zak 85
Hazleton Culbert, Grant 85
Brandywine Coccia, Tyler 89
Scranton Nebsydoski, Henry 89
Wilkes-Barre Kelsall, Aiden 89


Team Totals:

Penn State Wilkes-Barre - 341

Penn State Hazleton - 343

Penn State Lehigh Valley - 359

Penn State Scranton - 360

Penn State Brandywine - 366

Penn State Schuylkill - 445