STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The Swan family now has a trio of PIAA golf champions.
North East senior Anna Swan shot a 2-under 70 that, coupled with her opening round 73, gave her a two-round total of 143 (-1) on the Penn State White Course, beating fellow District 10 competitor Kate Sowers of West Middlesex, as well as defending state champion Hannah Rabb of Warrior Run by two strokes (+1) for the Class 2A girls’ title.
She joins her sister, Lydia, a 2019 state champion and brother, Isaiah, who won in 2020.
Hickory’s Sasha Petrochko, the leader after Round 1, finished eighth with a two-round total of 153 (+9).
Swan played steady golf in both rounds. On Tuesday, she had one birdie and one bogey on the front nine, shooting a 36. On the back nine, she birdied No. 10 and No. 14 and parred the other seven holes for a 34.
Sowers, meanwhile, shot a 36 on the front nine and a 35 on the back nine for a one-under 71.
Hickory’s Luciana Masters finished in a tie for sixth with a two-day total of 151 (+7).
It was a big two days for D10 girls in Class 2A, as Wilmington’s Kaitlyn Hoover was 10th (158, +14), Mercyhurst Prep’s Katie Caryl finished in a tie for 11th (+15), and Fairview’s Cora Hirz finished in a tie for 14th (163, +19).
On the 2A boys’ side, West Middlesex’s Caden Bender was the top D9/10 finisher with a two-day total of 151 (+7), good for a tie for 20th. Clarion’s Devon Lauer and Keystone’s Sean Karg both had a two-day total of 154 (+10) to finish in a tie for 25th. Nick Werner of Wyoming Seminary won the title at -6.
On the 3A boys’ side, Warren’s Braddock Damore finished in a tie for 32nd at +6 (150). Butler’s Hunter Swidzinski finished at -7 at won a playoff over Penn Trafford’s Nick Turowski and Plum’s Wes Lorish for the title.
For the 3A girls, McDowell’s Alexis Marsh finished 21st at +18, while Bradford’s Payten Leet was 34th at +40. Rhianna Gooneratne of Plymouth Whitemarsh shot a -4 to win the title.