BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Bradford pulled an upset to win the District 9 Class 3A team golf championship, while Clarion took home its third consecutive D9 title Monday afternoon at Pinecrest Country Club in Brookville.
Meanwhile, 24 golfers, 16 in Class 2A and eight in Class 3A (which is a subregional with District 8) made the cut for Saturday’s second round.
Bradford, which lost to St. Marys twice during the regular season, edged the Dutch for the team title by two strokes, 343-345.
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A big reason for Bradford’s win was the play of Jake Franz, who was the high-scoring Class 3A golfer on the day with a 78.
Also counting in the scoring for the Owls were Wyatt Stark (85), Mitchell Brinsky (88), and Chase Wineberg (92). Tarren Reese also shot a 94.
Bradford talked about its championship victory
Bradford will play in a regional Thursday, Oct. 5, at Treasure Lake Silver Course in DuBois.
Clarion easily won the Class 2A title beating second-place Cranberry by 31 strokes (308-339).
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The four scores that counted for Clarion included Kameron Kerle’s 69, Devon Lauer’s 71, James Keenen’s 83, and Lucas Mitrosky’s 85. Tanner Miller also had an 85 for the Bobcats.
Clarion talked about winning the D9 title
Clarion will play in a regional Thursday, Oct. 5, at Treasure Lake Silver Course in DuBois.
Individually, 16 golfers in Class 2A made the cut for Saturday led by Kerle’s 69. He carried a two-shot lead over Lauer into Saturday with no one else closer than eight shots.
There was a bit of drama for the 16th and final spot in Saturday’s second round with Clarion teammates Mitrosky and Miller having to play a playoff hole on No. 10 with Mitrosky coming out with the victory on the hole to claim the final spot.
In Class 3A, eight made the cut for Saturday, including six from District 9.
Franz will go into Saturday leading St. Marys’ Louie Nedzinski by a shot, 78-79, and St. Marys’ Max Croyle by five shots, 78-83.