ALL-TIOGA COUNTY BOYS GOLF: SVEC’S BANKS CASHES IN ON LINKS SUCCESS; EAGLES' COACHES, NV’S RANDALL EARN HONORS (2022-06-22)
Tioga County Sports Report
TIOGA COUNTY — After missing out on an opportunity to try to qualify for a spot in the NYSPHSAA Boys Golf Championships the past two years due to COVID-19, SVEC’s Jacob Banks would not be denied a trip to states this season.
The All-Tioga County “Golfer of the Year” would place fourth at the Section IV Individual Medalist Championship, qualifying for states, and placed 69th out of 99 competitors at the state tournament.
A junior, Banks collected nine medalist honors in 11 regular season matches, took fifth at the IAC Large School championships and placed fourth at the Section IV Class C tournament.
The ”Newcomer of the Year” is Newark Valley’s Brandon Randall. The former track and field athlete made the switch to the links this year and filled the Cardinals’ No. 1 spot all season long.
A senior, he shot 93 at the league tournament, missing out on a top-10 finish on a tie-breaker. Randall was the medalist in NV’s victory over Marathon.
Joe Darrow and Kevin Jester share the SVEC coaching duties and, likewise, share the “Coach of the Year” honor. The duo mentored the Eagles to a school record 11-0 regular season, extending their post-COVID era winning streak to 20 matches.
They also coached the squad to the IAC South Large School and the IAC Large School championships.
ALL-TIOGA COUNTY BOYS GOLF
Golfer of the Year: Jacob Banks, Jr., SVEC
Newcomer of the Year: Brandon Randall, Sr., Newark Valley
Coach of the Year: Joe Darrow & Kevin Jester, SVEC
Taylor Brock, Jr., SVEC
Adam Gault, Sr., Owego
Patrick Tammariello, So., Owego
Evan Sickler, So., Tioga
Tyler Greeno, So., SVEC
Nathan Gillette, Sr., SVEC
Noah Banks, SVEC
Tyler Roe, So., Tioga
Ben Davis, So., Tioga
Jackson Knight, Sr., Waverly
James Luther, Fr., Tioga
IN PHOTO: SVEC’s Jacob Banks. ... TCSR STOCK PHOTO.