Five of the players who qualified for the Section VI's team at the state championships in 2015 will try again to return to that level in 2016.
Ben Reichert of Williamsville North, Nolan Ditcher of Randolph, Chris Yustin of Williamsville East, Mike Kessler of Williamsville North, and Mike Wells of Williamsville North will take part in the 27-hole competition, which will be held Monday at River Oaks Golf Club at Grand Island. A total of 69 players are in Monday's field, and nine will move on to the state finals at Cornell University on June 3-6.
Here are the pairings:
1a - Reichert, Ditcher and Mike Carson (Olean).
1b - Matt Pawlak (Niagara Wheatfield), Kole Maytum (Chautauqua Lake), Ian Wagner (Medina)
2 - Yustin, Wells, and Andrew LaCongo (East Aurora)
3a - Kessler, Mitchell Smith (Orchard Park), and Jake Roach (East Aurora)
3b - Tyler Edholm (Sweet Home), Randy Felber (Clarence) and Shane Helbig (Niagara Wheatfield)
4 - Alex Prise (Orchard Park), Richy Felber (Clarence), and Zach Rybak (Silver Creek)
5 - Grant Merkel (Orchard Park), Noah Patrick (Olean), and Matt Fuller (Salamanca)
6 - Jack Devic (Orchard Park), Alex Fisher (Ellicottville) and Zach Levenstein (Southwestern)
7 - Aiden Shaw (Orchard Park), Titus Miller (Cassadaga Valley), and Cary Ignaczak (Lake Shore)
8 - Cam Eddy (Elliottville), Carson Suffoletta (Grand Island), and Derrick Hannitz (Lancaster)
9 - Connor Seeley (Wilson), Daniel Taapken (Cattaraugus/Little Valley), and Melanie Green (Medina)