Weimer has strong showing at State golf tourney

ITHACA – Silver Creek’s Danny Weimer shot his way to a tie for fourth place Sunday after carding a 74 during the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s boys’ golf championships, on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University.

“It definitely surprised me,” Weimer said of his round on Sunday. “I played pretty well (Sunday). I didn’t miss one green on the front (nine holes) and that was a definite shocker. It was a pretty solid round all together. I was pleased.”

Weimer is tied with Derek and Alec Bard of Section 3’s New Hartford, three strokes behind Section 1 Nyack’s Alex Ferrante, who shot a 1-under-par 71.

“The course was definitely long and the wind was pretty bad,” Weimer said, before noting the tournament was disrupted by two weather delays. “The wind definitely picked up after the (first) delay.

“The pins were definitely hard (Sunday),” Weimer continued. “But I’m sure they’ll be even harder (today). And the greens are extremely fast. They’re faster than Tri County’s, that’s for sure.”

The tournament will conclude this afternoon, and Weimer has an idea of what he will be looking to do.

“I’m just going to shoot for pars,” Weimer said. “I don’t want to jinx anything, and I’m not trying to think too much. I had a solid round (Sunday) and hopefully I can do the same (today).”

Fredonia’s Joe Conti is in the middle of the pack after shaking off a rough start to finish with an 84.

“It was very much a roller coaster day for him,” Fredonia boys’ golf coach Ross Conti said. “He had two bogies and a triple bogey and he was 5-over after the first two holes. But he did a great job coming back as he played even-par the next 10 holes.”

Like Weimer, Joe Conti was affected by the weather.

“It was tough,” Ross Conti said. “We had two rain delays. He hit one under a tree, then we heard the (lightning) horn and we had an hour rain delay.

“But Joe finished pretty well,” he continued. “He made a few putts and birdied his last hole, so hopefully he comes back strong (today).”

Other CCAA golfers competing Sunday included Maple Grove’s Will Lockwood and Randolph’s Nolan Ditcher. Lockwood shot an 85 on the day while Ditcher is five off the pace at 76.