ST. MARYS, Pa. – Behind first-round leader Ben Ames, the Ridgway boys’ golf team captured the 2016 District 9 2A championship Monday at Bavarian Hills Golf Course in St. Marys, the fourth consecutive title for the Elkers.Ames shot a first-round score of 80 and is one of 18 golfers to make the cut for Saturday’s championship round, also at Bavarian Hills.
Behind Ames, Ridgway shot a team total of 350, edging Punxsutawney by four strokes. Elk County Catholic finished third with a score of 367.
Ames, meanwhile, finished three strokes in front of Jonah Meyer from Elk County Catholic and four ahead of teammate Nick Simon, Coudersport’s Chance Ramsey and Port Allegany’s Marcus Murphy.
Also making the cut for Saturday’s final were Ethan Nevel of A-C Valley/Union (85), Weston Kimmey of Moniteau (85), Christo Park of Kane (86), Austen Cogley of DuBois Central Catholic (87), Kolby Montgomery of A-C Valley/Union (87), Hunter Gifford of Karns City (88), Nathan Marterella of Cranberry (88), Ryan Bressler of St. Marys (88), Joshua Craig of Clarion (89), Willie Hoover of Punxsutawney (89), Andrew Gunn of Cranberry (90), Gabe Kraus of Elk County Catholic (90) and Lucas Ambler of Punxsutawney (90).
In the District 5/9 3A event, Drew Canter of DuBois and Hunter Fox of Bradford (85) were round one medalists while Alec Graham of Clearfield 88), Joe Hnat of DuBois (89) and Jacob Vanlenten of Somerset (92) also moved into the championship round.
Ridgway’s team victory advances them to them the PIAA Western Team Sub-Regional which will be played Oct. 13 at Treasure Lake Gold Course in DuBois against the District 10 representative to determine which team advances to the PIAA State Team Championship in York Oct. 24-26.
In Class 2A, the top six golfers after the championship round will advance to the Western Regional to be be held at Tom’s Run Golf Course in Blairsville Oct. 17.
The top two golfers after the championship round in Class 3A will advance to the Western Regional also Oct. 17 at Tom’s Run.
|2A Individual Scoring
(Cut was 90)
|Marcus Murphy||Port Allegany||84|
|Hunter Gifford||Karns City||88|
|Ryan Bressler||St. Marys||88|
|Nathan Proutty||Oswayo Valley||91|
|Nick Wendel||St. Marys||91|
|Jacob Anderson||Port Allegany||93|
|Brian Shupe||Cameron County||96|
|Zyler Hargerrader||Forest Area||97|
|Hunter Lancaster||Venango Catholic||99|
|Logan Pistorius||Karns City||100|
|Ryan Graves||Oswayo Valley||103|
|Tim Wagner||Venango Catholic||103|
|Zander Hargenrader||Forest Area||103|
|Brennan Guisto||Cameron County||105|
|3A Individual Scoring
(Cut was 92)
|AA Team Scoring|
|School||Score 1||Score 2||Score 3||Score 4||Final Total|