MEADVILLE, Pa. – Cathedral Prep captured the Class 3A boys’ golf team title at the Country Club of Meadville on Friday, while Lakeview took home the Class 2A crown.
Prep easily outdistanced challenger McDowell, 312-347.
For Prep, Breckin Taylor shot a 72, Trey Thompson 77, Matt Costa 80, and Cooper Wierzchowski 83.
The Class 2A race was much tighter, as Lakeview earned a one-stroke win over Grove City, 340-341, while Fairview checked in at 350, Saegertown 360, and Oil City 372.
Chris Mong shot an 83 for Lakeview, while Jackson Gadsby had an 84, Owen Dye 86, and Adam Snyder 87.
Both teams advance to PIAA subregional action.
In the Class 3A individual chase, Taylor holds a five-shot lead over Warren’s Owen Blum and this teammate, Thompson. The five other golfers to qualify for Saturday’s final round were Erie’s Kyle Westfall (79), Costa, Warren’s Braddock Damore (81), Prep’s Ryan Eastbourn (83) and Corry’s Nate James (83).
In the Class 2A race, defending state champion Josh James of Union City shot a 76 and has a one-stroke lead over Fort LeBoeuf’s Nathan Feltmeyer.
The other 14 golfers to make the cut for Saturday’s final round were North East’s Owen Kemp (78), Slippery Rock’s Jacob Wolak (78), Saegertown’s Joe Grundy (79), West Middlesex’s Cole Bender (80), Mercer’s Eli Ellison (80), Mercyhurst Prep’s Nick Momeyer (80), Fairview’s Will Fessler (81), Titusville’s Kasen Neely (83), Mong, Grove City’s Trent Nemec (83), Iroquois’ Andrew Hatton (83) and Grove City’s Logan Goodrich, Lakeview’s Jackson Gadsby and Greenville’s Brandon Stubert (84).