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EPC golf meet Wed. scheduled for Tuesday

Friday, September 28, 2018 by Jeff moeller Special to the Press in Sports

Liberty, Freedom, and Bethlehem Catholic headed into the East Penn Conference (EPC) tournament Tuesday, which past Press deadlines, rounding out their regular seasons in varying degrees.

However, as of deadline the tournament was moved back to 11 a.m. because of rain before finally being postponed to Wednesday.

Defending EPC and district champion Liberty will look to make another run with a steadily improving cast. LHS finished the regular season with a 10-5 mark.

Head coach Steve Bradley believed his team set the pace when Joey Altemose and Evan Cartwright won the Wasser Cup in August.

“We lacked depth this year and it hurt us in close matches,” said Bradley. “We lost to (Allentown) Central (Catholic) with the eight-man score, lost a tiebreaker to Parkland when the score had to go to the sixth man.

“We did win the Bethlehem City championship beating both Becahi and Freedom.”

Bradley noted that Altemose has a 76.3 average, and Nolan Beagell has a 78.6 mark. Altemose has been the medalist in their last three matches, and shot a three-under 67 at Blue Shamrock.

“Altemose, Beagell, and Cartwright are playing really well right now,” added Bradley. “Beagell has been most improved once again and is averaging over 300 yards per drive. Cartwright is a totally focused, hardworking grinder on the course.”

Bradley also recognized the contributions of Tyler Young, Nick Marino, Ben Markovich, and Gavin Dougherty to round out the cohesive unit.

“The team has a lot fun together,” he stressed. “It doesn’t make a difference who plays with who, they all get along. I’m Looking forward to the league tournament where we take five players and only count 4 four That helps us a little.

“There are five or six young players that have worked hard all year at the range and are eager to step up next year to fill the vacancies of the six seniors leaving at the end of this year.”

Becahi went through a transition year and they finished with an overall 6-11 mark.

Leading scorers for the Golden Hawks were Tristan Buscemi, Trey and Case Kelly, Kyle Young, and Mason Cardwell.

Joey Duffy and Reagan McGill improved throughout the season.

With a young, maturing cast returning, the Hawks will look to make a dent in the postseason and lay some groundwork for next season.

“Our kids worked hard all season,” said head coach Tim McGorry. “We lowered our scores and got better. With work and effort, we hope to be more competitive next year.”