DuBOIS — DuBois Area High School hosted its 11th Annual Golf Tournament Wednesday, with nearly 130 competitors teeing it up on a beautiful day at Treasure Lake’s Silver Course.
The tournament always draws some of the top boys and girls teams from Districts 6, 9 and 10, and this year’s event was no different. Unfortunately for the local contingent, this was the first time in several years there were no area boys or girls in the Top 10 in the individual standings.
However, District 9 was strongly represented among the likes of Mercyhurst Prep, McDowell, Villa Maria, State College, Altoona and Hollidaysburg. The district came away with top individual honors in both the boys and girls tournaments.
Punxsutawney’s Willie Hoover fired an even-par round of 72 to capture the boys title by the slimmest of margins over the McDowell duo of Skylar Carr (73) and Max Paris (74).
Carr and Paris helped lead the Trojans to the boys team crown by seven shots over Altoona, 322-329. Punxsy was third with a 346.
On the girls’ side, Bradford’s Kate Huber finished in a three-way tie for first place at 81 with Mercyhurst Prep’s Sarah White and Alex Wagner.
White and Wagner were two of three Prep players to break 90 on its way to the team title with a 356. McDowell and Villa Maria tied for second at 368.
While the area had no Top 10 finishers, Brookville’s Dane Lyle came in just outside that pack on the boys side. Lyle carded the best score by an area competitor, finishing tied for 13th with an 87.
DuBois’ Kaleb Hand, Elk County Catholic’s Ryan Newton, St. Marys’ Ryan Bressler and Clearfield’s Alec Graham all came in a shot back ay 88 to finish in a tie for 17th place. DuBois’ Nick Cotter was right behind that quartet with an 89.
Bressler helped lead the Dutchmen to the best score by an area’s boys squad with a 389. Dutchmen Nick Wendel and Matt Bellina shot 96 and 98, respectively, while Nate Beimel came in with a 107.
Brookville and ECC weren’t far behind the Dutchmen, as both schools tied with a 395.
Lyle was the lone Raider to break the century mark on the day. Teammate David Cable shot an even 100, while Brady Caylor and Adam Mackins both recorded 104s.
Mark Kraus (94) also broke 100 for Elk County, while Crusader Brady Schneider finished just over the century mark at 102. Tyler Wehler (111) rounded out the ECC scoring.
While hand and Cotter both broke 100, teammates Alex Beers (100) and Ryan Mitskavich (124) both finished in triple figures as the Beavers posted a team score of 401.
DuBois Central Cathlic had three players shoot in the 90s in Tyler McIntosh (91), Max Forcey (97) and Kadin Danch (99) as it bested Ridgway (411) by two strokes on the day. Zane felix (122) closed out the Cardinal scoring.
Zack Zameroski led the Elkers with a 96, while teammate Greg Simon posted a 99. Luke Tomaski (105) and Evan Johnson (111) also played for Ridgway.
Brockway had three boys tee it up on the day, with Angelo Inzana carding a team-best round of 90 to finish in a tie with Clearfield’s Nicholas Neeper and a few others just outside the Top 20. Matt Holt (117) and Lance Dowdall (127) closed out the Rover scoring.
On the girls side, Brookville’s Bailey Ganoe led the local contingent with a 115. DuBois’ Shyanne Lundy came in just a few shots back with a 118, while Grace Stewart (126) and Sylvia Pisarchick (127) posted the third and fourth-best score, respectively, by a local girl. They were the only Lady Rovers to play in the event.
Brookville’s Sophie Sharp and Ridgway’s Laney Gilmore tied with rounds of 130.
Ganoe and Sharp helped lead the Lady Raiders to a team score of 521, with Jenna Grant (134) and Regan Ganoe (1420 also competing on the day.
Lundy was one of three Lady Beavers on the course Wednesday. Lexi Wray shot a 132, while Maddie Gray came in with a 137.
Also competing for Ridgway were Jordan Reitz (145) and Elizabeth Bonini (150).
Clearfield had three participants in Christina McGinnis (116), Josie Grice (122) and Kate Barnes (138).