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Roselli, Faulkner win D9 golf titles

Photo Info: Bradford’s Mitch Faulkner (left) and Ridgway’s Josh Roselli (right) are this year’s District 9 golf champs.

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Ridgway’s Josh Roselli and Bradford’s Mitch Faulkner captured District 9 golf titles in the second day of individual play at Punxsutawney Country Club Saturday afternoon.

Roselli was tied with Elk County Catholic’s Mitchell Struble going into the second round with an 80, four shots behind first-round leader Jared Bish of Clarion. Roselli and Struble each shot an 81 Saturday and went four playoff holes before Roselli captured the Class AA title. He and Struble are two of the eight regional qualifiers headed to the Western Regional at Tom’s Run Golf Course at Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort in Blairsville Oct. 14.

Bish wound up third behind Roselli and Struble, seven strokes back with a 168 after shooting a 92. Coudersport’s J.T. Maynard and Ridgway’s Mitchell Stark (169), Brookville’s Jacob McLaughlin (171), Ridgway’s Nick Simon (173) and A-C Valley’s Noah Morgan (174) were the other qualifiers.

In Class AAA, Bradford’s Faulkner, the first round leader by six strokes going into Saturday thanks to his first-round 77, again shot the lowest round with an 85 to win by 11 strokes over his teammate Matt Moonan and Logan Reed. Moonan gained four strokes on Reed from the first round to force a playoff for the second and final regional berth and beat Reed on the sixth playoff hole to secure the trip to Tom’s Run also on Oct. 14.

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Listed are golfer, school, first-round score from Sept. 29, second-round score from Saturday and final 36-hole score.

CLASS AA

*Josh Roselli, Ridgway: 80-81-161

Mitchell Struble, Elk Co. Catholic: 80-81-161

Jared Bish, Clarion: 76-92-168

J.T. Maynard, Coudersport: 85-84-169

Mitchell Stark, Ridgway: 85-84-169

Jacob McLaughlin, Brookville: 88-83-171

Nick Simon, Ridgway: 86-87-173

Noah Morgan, A-C Valley: 89-85-174

* Won four-hole playoff for title

Missed Cut to Regionals

Drew Meyer, Elk Co. Catholic: 90-87-177

Derek Lauer, Clarion: 88-90-178

Corey Carr, Brockway: 89-90-179

T.J. Schlimm, Ridgway: 86-95-181

Nate Burgeson, Ridgway: 87-95-182

Danny Sayers, DuBois CC: 90-93-183

CLASS AAA

Mitch Faulkner, Bradford: 77-85-162

**Matt Moonan, Bradford: 87-86-173

** Won six-hole playoff over Reed for second regional berth

Missed Cut to Regionals

Logan Reed, Punxsutawney: 83-90-173

Beau Shepherd, DuBois: 89-93-182

Austin Milton, Punxsutawney: 95-88-183

Brandon Orsich, Clearfield: 83-106-189

 



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