Decker and Denon Win at Sebonac
By Gavin Menu
Dillon Decker and Gabe Denon continued one of the best seasons in Pierson golf history on Friday, October 12 by winning the third annual Sebonac Invitational, played in gusty conditions at the Sebonac Golf Club in Southampton.
The tournament featured the top two players from each school in Southampton Town in a two-person, best ball format where a team’s best score from each hole is used toward the total. Denon and Decker shot an eight-over-par score of 80 in challenging conditions to defeat Scott Ricca and Evan Scheuch of Southampton by two strokes.
Hampton Bays finished third in the tournament while Westhampton Beach finished fourth.
“The front nine, with Westhampton Beach in the foursome, was almost error free and that gave Gabe and Dillon a two stroke lead,” golf coach Sean Crowley said, noting that Pierson shot a tournament-best 38 on the front nine holes.
Decker and Denon played the back nine with Ricca and Scheuch, their main rivals this season, with each team shooting a 42 as the Whalers were able to preserve their lead in 30-mile-per-hour winds.
The Pierson golf team wrapped up an 8-2 regular season with a 8 ½ – ½ win over East Hampton last Thursday, October 11, putting the team in second place behind undefeated Southampton. Crowley said East Hampton had not lost on its home course at The South Fork Country Club since October of 2003.
Next up for the Whalers is the first ever League VIII Fall Tournament, which will be held at the Rock Hill Golf Club in Manorville today, October 18, at 11:30 a.m. Each team from the league will enter its top six players.
Tennis Teams Wrap up Regular Season
Both the Ross and East Hampton-Pierson-Bridgehampton tennis teams wrapped up their regular seasons last week and moved onto the individual Division IV Tournament over the weekend. Ross had one player – Sophie Volz – earn All-Division honors after earning a spot the quarterfinals of the tournament.
The Lady Cosmos, who finished the year with a 10-2 overall record and in second place behind William Floyd, will move on to the Suffolk County team tournament as the number five seed and will host McGann-Mercy tomorrow, October 19, at 3 p.m.
East Hampton-Pierson-Bridgehampton finished the year with a 5-7 record and as the 13-seed will host Walt Whitman today at 3 p.m. in the county tournament. Danni Dunphy and Gillian Neubert earned All-County status after winning the division doubles tournament and Carly Grossman earned All-Division by advancing to the quarterfinals.
First Annual Run for Ross
The first annual Run for Ross 5K run and walk will be held at Main Beach in East Hampton this Saturday, October 21. The flat course leads runners and walkers through the oceanfront estate section of East Hampton. Registration can be done on the day of the race, starting at 8:30 a.m.
Adults and children are invited to take part in a Tai Chi session that will occur on the beach concurrently with registration. Visit www.ross.org/run for more information.
Volleyball Falls in Lone Match
The Pierson-Bridgehampton girls volleyball team lost its only match of the week, 3-0, to Port Jefferson on Friday. The Lady Whalers fell to 1-6 in League VIII and 1-8 overall following the straight sets (25-14, 25-18, 25-18) loss to Port Jeff.