Ditcher Qualifies To Play At Bethpage Black

By virtue of his performance at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Golf Championships earlier this week, Randolph Central School freshman Nolan Ditcher will participate in the state Federation Championship at one of the top courses in the country.

Ditcher, who tied for fifth last weekend at the NYSPHSAA championships at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University, will show off his talents at Bethpage Black on Long Island, beginning with a practice round on Saturday and the stroke-play championship on Sunday.

Six players from each of the NYSPHSAA, Catholic, New York City and Independent championships will compete.

Ditcher fired a two-day total of 152 (76-76) at the NYSPHSAA championships, five shots off the pace.