HOLLIDAYSBURG — West Shamokin’s Jack McCullough and Eric Spencer carded a 79 apiece to qualify for the regional championship tournament at the District 6 Class 2A boys’ golf championships at Scotch Valley Country Club on Tuesday.
McCullough placed third overall in the 30-player field and Spencer took fourth after winning a card off against Mount Union’s Trey Heffelfinger, who also shot a 79 and placed fifth.
Philipsburg-Osceola’s Ky Bender shot a 77 and Chad Frank had a 78 to place first and second, respectively.
The top eight individual finishers advance to the PIAA West Regional tournament at Tom’s Run on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
West Shamokin placed second with a team score of 343, behind only Philipsburg-Osceola (318).
Homer-Center’s Ian Vilcek carded an 83 to tie for 11th overall. Northern Cambria’s Derek Stafford shot an 86 to place 13th, West Shamokin’s Nate Zik had a 91 to tie for 21st and Homer-Center’s Evan Ober carded a 96 to tie for 26th.
Four Ligonier Valley golfers placed in the top 20. Jon Rankin shot an 87 to tie for 14th, Ryan Jones shot an 88 to tie for 16th, and Gunner Elliott and Isaac Neidbalson each carded an 89 to tie for 18th.
Indiana girls’ golf sets program records
Indiana crushed visiting Hollidaysburg, 181-240, in a WPIAL Section 3-AAA girls’ golf match Monday at the Indiana Country Club.
The Indians wrapped up their season at 12-3 overall and 7-3 in section play, each a program record for wins.
Sydney Brice matched her career-best with a 42 on the par-36 front nine to earn the medalist honor for Indiana.
Quinn Martineau carded a 43, Hannah Reilly and Jenny Todd each shot a 48, and Sara Kane had a 52.
Martineau will compete in the WPIAL Individual Finals at Diamond Run Golf Club in Sewickley on Wednesday.
Indians outshoot visiting Colts
Indiana defeated Northern Cambria, 208-232, in a non-section boys’ golf match Monday at Indiana Country Club.
Alex Holuta and Danny Williams each carded a 36 to share the medalist honor for the Indians. Zach Palko shot a 41, Jack Fischer had a 46, and Adam Cowburn and Drew Rado each shot a 49.
For Northern Cambria, Derek Stafford shot a team-low 43. Troy Paronish carded a 44, Tyler Kerfunta shot a 46, Aaron Krug had a 49 and Nate Bolvin had a 50.