Golf team claims LL title after 23 year hiatus
Charles Robbins l Sports Editor
The year 1999 was a long time ago. Bill Clinton was president, iPhones and social media had yet to be invented.
Until last week, this was also the last time Cedar Crest won a Lancaster-Lebanon League title in golf.
Last week, the golf team won the league tournament with a round of 300 at Fairview Golf Course. This was the team’s 11th overall title.
“It’s great. It was an awesome feeling and an awesome day,” said head coach Drew Gates. “Everything just worked out well. We had four low scores and being the league champs, it’s something special. Anytime you do something that hasn’t been done in 23 years, it’s a good feel.”
The Falcons were led by senior Ben Feeman and freshman Dylan Ramsey, who both shot 72 and tied for first place. Feeman won a playoff to become individual league champion.
“It feels good; I mean I’m the first person [from Cedar Crest] to win it in 22 years, so I’m obviously excited that Cedar Crest is starting to win again,” said Feeman.
Junior Dayton DiBasio shot a 77, senior Jill Fidler shot a 79 and sophomore Ethan Radar shot an 80 to qualify for districts.
“We have the best depth that Cedar Crest has ever had on the golf team and we have six golfers whose scores count in all the matches so we have way more options,” said Feeman.
Ramsey had his lowest scoring average in the league during the regular season, including a 6-under par 66 at Four Seasons Golf Course in Landisville.
“He’s been a great presence to have,” said Fidler. “He’s great at practice and shoots low scores every match.”
Districts will be held this weekend, Oct. 7 and 8 at Briarwood Golf Course in York. All five players will be competing individually and as a team.