Record-setting for Mountaineers at Tryba Tournament

By Dave Rosengrant - For Times Leader

EXETER — It didn’t take long for the Dallas golf team to rebound from last season.

The Mountaineers dominated in the annual Tryba Memorial Tournament on Monday at Fox Hill Country Club. Not only did the team break the record for lowest team score with 289 – besting Holy Redeemer’s score in its state runner-up year of 2012 — Dallas also produced the top two scorers in the event.

Freshman Logan Paczewski and junior Brett Ostroski each scored 2-under par 69 to tie for the lowest round of the afternoon. Paczewski then defeated his teammate on the first playoff hole to become the first freshman to win the tournament since Brandon Matthews in 2008.

“It’s a coach’s dream,” said Dallas coach Jane Kilduff, who led the team to the tourney’s team title in 2016 before falling short to Crestwood last year. “I was kinda fist-pumping a little bit, which is something I don’t normally do. I had a lot of excitement that I don’t normally show. But I have to tell you it feels really good to see all their hard work come to fruition.”

Paczewski hit every green and all 18 fairways in his round while sinking four birdies on the day, including a 60-foot shot on No. 15.

Still, Paczewski isn’t a typical freshman, having played in AGA and PGA junior league events. Even with not many practices with the team, Kilduff knew she had to get him in the lineup.

“I’ve followed him along for many years so I knew his potential to score and his scoring average in all the large tournaments that he’s played in,” Kilduff said about her newest star. “So I knew he was certainly a top scorer for the team. And with that, it was honestly a no-brainer to play him.”

When they both hit the No. 1 hole for the playoff, Paczewski shot par on the par-4 hole to claim the victory. Before the two had to return to the course to decide a winner, they wanted to share the title. But that just doesn’t happen in golf.

“It’s a great experience,” Paczewski said about being in the playoff with a teammate. “Just to be on this team is just awesome. We had a great run to break the scoring record.”

All four Dallas scorers were in the top 10 with Ethan Zawatski (75) and Cooper Kelley (76) also posting solid scores.

“Their disappointment from last season brought a little grit, hard work and they were not willing to give up,” Kilduff said. “So I really hope that continues through this season and propels them to take them to the championships and meet the goals that they’re hoping to get. We have to start now.”

Jeremy Harper from Crestwood shot one stroke behind the winning score for the second year in a row. Last year, he was behind his teammate Mike Golden. On Monday, Harper bested his score from 2017 with a 1-under par.

Holy Redeemer finished a distant second to the Mountaineers with a 309 as Derek Answini and Martin Cryan both posted scores in the top 10 with rounds of 73 and 75. Crestwood’s score of 322 was third-best, while Tunkhannock scored 323 to finish fourth.

2018 Tryba Memorial Tournament

Top 10 Individual Results

*Logan Paczewski, Dallas 69

Brett Ostroski, Dallas 69

Jeremy Harper, Crestwood 70

Derek Answini, Holy Redeemer 73

Bobby Lugiano, Lake-Lehman 74

Tyler Faux, Tunkhannock 74

Martin Cryan, Holy Redeemer 75

Ethan Zawatski, Dallas 75

Mike Sholtis, Lake-Lehman 76

Cooper Kelley, Dallas 76

*-Won on first playoff hole

Team Results

Dallas 289

Logan Paczewski 35-34-69

Brett Ostroski 34-35-69

Ethan Zawatski 34-41-75

Cooper Kelley 36-40-76

Holy Redeemer 309

Derek Answini 38-35-73

Martin Cryan 38-37-75

Sergei Scaramastro 38-42-80

Sean Boland 41-40-81

Crestwood 322

Jeremy Harper 35-35-70

Drew Barno 42-41-83

Matt Macurak 40-44-84

Casey Davidson 44-41-85

Tunkhannock 323

Tyler Faux 38-36-74

Dylan Mislevy 41-44-85

Nick Budner 37-40-87

Cody Rondinella 43-44-87

Lake-Lehman 330

Bobby Lugiano 38-36-74

Mike Sholtis 39-37-76

Tanner Harry 44-42-86

CJ Cerone 47-47-94

Wyoming Seminary 331

Greg Godlewski 39-42-81

Andrew Maddock 40-43-83

Jeremy Callahan 43-40-83

Adam Rogers 38-46-84

Hazleton Area 335

Jordan Pick 39-39-78

Jonathan Joseph 44-40-84

Joe Rebarchak 39-46-85

Collin Kulsa 42-46-88

MMI Prep 341

Thomas Mayernick 41-41-82

Noah Long 43-42-85

Jessica McClellan 41-46-87

Morgan Long 41-46-87

Wyoming Area 354

Cole Coolbaugh 37-40-77

Chase Yochem 45-42-87

Mike Orleski 46-47-93

Joe Petrillo 48-49-97

Coughlin 362

Matt Hamell 39-43-82

Noah Stankinas 42-44-86

Evan Serafin 46-45-91

Ian Gartley 47-56-103

Pittston Area 366

Nick Scavo 40-45-85

Dylan Birwell 45-46-91

Zack Valeski 46-47-93

Karl Pecha 50-47-97

Wyoming Valley West 378

Danny Polacheck 39-40-79

Zachary Buzinkai 46-47-93

Sam Saporito 50-51-101

Jakob Razvillas 51-54-105

Berwick 389

Zach Evans 41-49-90

Jacob Yacobuski 45-49-94

Wes Arndt 49-48-97

Henry Novicki 50-58-108

Not enough entries to score

Hanover Area

Kyleen McCance 41-41-82

Auggie George 48-44-92

Matt Barber 45-56-101


Jack Gilgallon 45-44-89

Julian Sperazza 49-46-95


Austin Norton 44-44-88

Jeremy Grozicki 45-43-88

By Dave Rosengrant

For Times Leader