After having multiple tournaments cancelled due to wet weather, the Elizabethtown College golf team was back on the links when it hosted the Spring Blue Jay Classic at Hershey Country Club’s East Course last Thursday. Led by first-year Kyle Hakun’s round of 80, the Blue Jays finished up the weekend in 16th place.
Hakun led the Blue Jays with eight pars, in addition to a birdie on the par-4, 394-yard ninth. When the tournament concluded, Hakun found himself in 40th place in the field of 105 after shooting 9-over par on the day.
Fellow first-year Chuck Johnston followed Hakun with an 83. This score tied him for 58th in the tournament. A pair of double bogies on the first two holes kept Johnston from having a great front nine. He recovered with a par on No. 3, starting a string of four in a row. Johnston also birdied No. 8, the final par-3 on the front and did the same on the par-4 18th.
Adam Amspacher and junior Ryan Forbes carded rounds of 88 for the Blue Jays. Etown finished 16th out of 20 competing teams with a 339 (+55), five strokes behind Lebanon Valley.”I was pretty pleased with our performance at our home meet,” Amspacher said. “It was great preparation heading toward the MAC Championships in a few weeks.”
Etown also entered four individuals in the tournament. First-year Austin Bennett had the best Blue Jay score with 85. Bennett’s round was highlighted by a birdie on No. 1, a 478-yard par-5 and six pars.