Gateway freshman achieves rare feat in match with Fox Chapel
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Freshman Collin McCune had only two varsity matches under his belt entering Monday's match against Fox Chapel at Murrysville Golf Course.
But he did something during the match that is far more than an extremely rare occurrence.
McCune aced the 160-yard No. 4 hole at Murrysville en route to a nine-hole score of 40. Before his hole-in-one on No. 4, he holed out for a birdie from about 100 yards on No. 3.
“I don't remember hearing anyone doing that before on any level, amateur or professional,” Gateway varsity boys head coach Jason Tyska said.
“He made two full swings and holed out on both. That just doesn't happen. The percentages are so small for something like that. I don't think I will ever see it again, and I know he won't do that again. It was so exciting to see.”
McCune finished in the second spot behind senior Bobby Guiliani, who carded a score of 37.
Gateway fell to the Foxes, 190-209.
Senior Ian Kirkpatrick (43), sophomore Ryan Skladany (44) and senior Stephen Reber (45) also contributed to the Gators score on Monday.
“There will be several teams fighting for that No. 2 spot in the section,” Tyska said.
“Fox Chapel is just too deep. Their one through 12 golfers could start on any other team in the section.”
Gateway fell to 2-1 in Section 4-AAA play with the loss to Fox Chapel.
The Gators began section play last week with victories over Penn Hills (209-221) and Woodland Hills (205-250).
Kirkpatrick led Gateway's win over Woodland Hills at Grandview Golf Course with a team-best 39. Reber, Guiliani and Skladany added rounds of 40, while McCune tallied a 46.
The win had added meaning, as the Wolverines nipped the Gators by two strokes at Grandview last season.
“We left no doubt this time,” Tyska said.
Michael Love is a staff writer with Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412- 388-5825 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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