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CB West gets big win; CB East stays in hunt

DAVID CAMPBELL

Less than two hours before his club was scheduled to tee off at Lederach Golf Club in Harleysville last Thursday for a match against undefeated Souderton, Central Bucks West head coach Bob Schilling was asked to assess the Bucks.

“We have a very strong team that I’m not sure that it believes in itself all that much yet,” he said. “I think their ability level is better than their record currently.”

Schilling reported CB West was 6-3 overall and 3-2 in the Suburban One League (SOL) Continental Conference entering last Thursday’s match. The Bucks had beaten the three teams at the bottom of the conference standings, William Tennent, North Penn and Pennridge. They were lacking that signature win.
Last Thursday, CB West went to the top of the conference to snag win No. 4.

The Bucks tied the Indians, 204-204. CB West was awarded the victory on a tiebreaker. Bucks junior Luca Jezzeny came to play with a 35.

“[Jezzeny] is very strong in terms of his distance and power,” Schilling praised. “He’s the complete package. At some point, he’ll probably be playing collegiate golf somewhere, at what level I’m not real sure, but he works hard at it. He puts a lot of time and effort into it. And what he reaps from it is going to be obviously a positive thing for him.”

Jezzeny is joined on the team by his brother, freshman Milo, who shot a 42 against Souderton. Teammates Tommy Walsh and Trevor D’Arcy posted the same score. Jack Farrington, Brock Nestory and Chaz Nestory each fired a 43. Sophomore Nick Hano, who is Schilling’s No. 2 golfer, carded a 46.

The Nestory brothers are senior twins. Schilling has three sets of brothers in his program. Schilling will have Luca and Milo Jezzeny together again for 2018.

“I think Milo’s just got a natural ability to play well and hit well,” Schilling said. “He doesn’t overthink things. He’s not particularly mechanical and doesn’t go through a lot of anxiety.

“He’s the kind of kid,” Schilling continued, “who can do very well because he doesn’t let a lot of other things complicate the whole thing. He puts the ball on the ground, gets behind it and hits it, and he hits a lot of very, very good shots. And I think with his experience and playing with Luca over the years, he’s learned a lot of good aspects about playing and what it takes to play well. He’s well rounded in that respect. He hits a lot of real good shots.”

CB West finished third as a team, though the Bucks were in competition against only host Central Bucks East, last Tuesday for the Patriots invitational, which brought together the entire SOL Continental.

CB East’s lone setback was to Souderton, 203-206. Led by junior Patrick Sheehan’s 35, the Patriots edged the Bucks, 206-207. CB East also handed Central Bucks South its first loss of the season, 206-208. The Patriots went 5-1 at Lookaway Golf Club in Buckingham.

Finishing in the top 5 behind Sheehan for CB East were: Matt Becker, 41; Jack Haggerty, 43; Jack Dunsmore, 43; and Jack Herbine, 44.

The Patriots also played Souderton awfully tough on Aug. 31. CB East fell, 202-204. Sheehan led all players with a low round of 34. Haggerty chipped in a 40. Rounding out the top 5 were: Becker, 42; Jake Semrow, 43; and Herbine, 45.

dcampbell@buckscountyherald.com

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