Foothills Council golf season comes to an end

Amsterdam’s Ryan Welch, left, and Johnstown’s Austin Greene look on as Broadalbin-Perth’s Nathan Phillips prepares to tap the ball in on the 18th green during the Foothills Council South Division golf championships Wednesday at Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

AMSTERDAM — The shortened Foothills Council golf season came to an end Wednesday with the Foothills Council South Division Tournament at Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course.

The event used a combination of three different types of tournaments over 18 holes.

Players competed in a scramble format over the first six holes before using a best-ball format over the next six holes. The final six holes used Ryder Cup-style, match-play scoring. A total of 32 players competed from Amsterdam, Broadalbin-Perth, Gloversville, Johnstown and Scotia-Glenville. They were split into Team A and Team B, with Team A finishing with a 33-stroke victory at the end of the event.

Amsterdam and Broadalbin-Perth shared the division title during the regular season, with each posting a win over the other on their home courses.

North Division

KINGSBURY — The Foothills Council North Division Tournament took place Wednesday at Kingsbury National Golf Club.

Hudson Falls won the team title as the foursome of Ben Swartz, Eric Purdy, Dom Doyle and Noah Tyler combined to shoot 325.

Queensbury was second with a team total of 337. South Glens Falls (352) was third, Glens Falls (360) was fourth and Schuylerville (377) was fifth.

Swartz had the low round of the day with a 2-over par 73.

Glens Falls’ Brayden Dock (77) was second, while Purdy (78) was third. Queensbury’s Tanner Fearman and South Glens Falls’ Matt Kirk tied for fourth with rounds of 80.

Dom Doyle posted an 85 for Hudson Falls and Noah Tyler finished with an 89.

Will Povie recorded an 81 for Queensbury, Kevin Milza had an 84 and Dorin Chang added a 92.

Willis Bickford finished with an 85 for South Glens Falls, Jake Carpenter carded an 88 and Joey Thompson added a 99.

Noah Girard posted a 90 for Glens Falls, Patrick Bruen had a 94 and Aidan Murphy added a 99.

Carson Griffin led Schuylerville with an 89, while Ryan Dow posted a 92. Jack Harshbarger carded a 97 for the Black Horses and Austin Prouty added a 99.

By Paul Wager