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Straub wins girls Mid-Penn golf title

October 03, 2007|By TIM KOELBLE

DILLSBURG, Pa. - There were plenty of smiles in the Straub household following Tuesday's Mid-Penn Conference tournament at Range End Golf Club.

Sophomore Kacy Straub shot a 6-over-par 77 to win the girls division for a second straight year, gaining a spot in the PIAA District 3 tournament Oct. 12-13 at Briarwood Golf Club in York, Pa.

"I'm very proud of her and impressed with her," said Chambersburg coach Mark Yost. "She's gone head-to-head (with Waynesboro's Liz Breed) and constantly gets beat, but today she played so well. She was getting to the green in regulation."

Her brother, Tyler, will make a second straight district appearance, shooting a 78. Ryan Coccagna also will make a second district trip, nudging in with an 81.

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Others making the trip for Chambersburg will be Scott Levy, who nearly gained medalist honors before settling for a 3-over-par 74, Calvin Mentzer (76), Nick Tornetta (78), Kyle Kegerreis (80) and Mallory Cortis, a freshman who shot 91.

Waynesboro sent three golfers forward as Alec Kessler fired a 6-under 77 and Derek Baker battled illness and crept in with an 80. Both golfers will make a second straight appearance in the district.

Breed finished second in the girls division with an 82 to move on, an improvement of eight strokes over her qualifying position last year.

"Derek was a little under the weather and did what he had dto do," said Waynesboro coach Ryan Henderson. "And both girls played well and Liz is excited for the districts."

Greencastle's Austin Dunhour was the other area qualifier, posting an 81 for the Blue Devils.




West Virginia State



WHEELING, W.Va. - Martinsburg's Jake Yoder and Jefferson's Justin Stambaugh were back in the pack following the opening round of the West Virginia Class AAA state tournament on the Speidel Course at Oglebay Resort.

Yoder shot an 87 - 17 shots over par - while Stambaugh, making his second appearance and first since 2005, came in with an 89 card.

"It was the toughest course," said Jefferson coach Don Hetzel. "The greens rolled. They were fast as the dickens. But the boys will come back Wednesday."

Hurricane led Princeton by nine strokes in the Class AAA competition. Robert C. Byrd was 10 strokes behind in third. Hurricane's Aaron Barna was in first place in the individual competition after shooting an even-par 70.

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