Mount’s Dilisio captures title
Isabella DiLisio was so focused on her own roundI she was unaware what had happened to her nearest competitorI and playing partnerI on the group’s ninth hole of the day.
DiLisioI a sophomore at Mount St. Joseph who UHVLGHV LQ HDWfiHOG, VKRW D R-under-par SS Tuesday at GLOEHUWVvLOOH GC WR EH WLHG with Pennsbury’s Jackie Rogowicz heading into :HGQHVGDy’V fiQDO URuQG DW Turtle Creek GC. The pair KDG D VLx-VKRW FuVKLRQ RvHU third place at the halfway point.
As the two played the 18th hole WednesdayI their ninthI DiLisio was three shots back of Rogowicz. But when they made the turnI DiLisio led by one.
She birdied her 1Mth hole to increase the leadI holding on for a 1-under-par T1 Wednesday to win the District One Class AAA Girls Championship by one shot.
“HonestlyI I didn’t know what she had madeI” said DLLLVLR, ZKR fiQLVKHG KHU two days at S-under 1PT. “I only saw her go in the water onceI not twice. It didn’t affect me at the moment. She didn’t tell me until the next hole.
“, JuHVV LW JDvH PH D OLWWOH adrenaline rush. I was ahead after that. I made a PR-foot birdie putt on the next hole.”
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Mount teammate Alison 6QDNDUG fiQLVKHG VHvHQWK DV HLJKW JLUOV PRvHG RQ IURP Class AAA. William TenQHQW’V .ULVWLQD )DUUHU fiQished 1Rth with a 1T4.
On the boys side where the top 1S gained regional berthsI rpper Dublin’s Andrew Carber followed up Tuesday’s hole-in-one-highlighted TP with a TO WednesdayI coming in tied for third in the Boys Class AAA championship. Methacton’s Brandon sance ended up sixthI one shot behind Carber at 14S. Wissahickon’s -DOHQ GULIfiQ DGvDQFHG WR UHgionals for the third straight year after his TS Wednesday left him at 1ROI right on the
boys’ cut line.
Holy Ghost Prep freshman Steve Cerbara of vardley shot a second-straight T1 to finLVK 36 KROHV DW 2-unGHr 14O and win the boys Class AAA crown by two shots over Central Bucks bast’s Stewart Rickenbach. Twotime defending champion wach Herr of Council Rock North and Cerbara’s HGP teammate Reilly brhardt each tied Carber for third place.
“InsideI I wanted to keep jumping for joy about the hole- in- oneI” Carber said after he recorded his first career ace during Tuesday’s first round. “I knew I had to really stay in it through the whole round. I kept telling myself that every shot I hit in this tournament counts toward a two- day total. bvery shot has great meaning.
“I’m really happy with coming back with a TO.”
Coming home WednesdayI Carber birdied the par-4 1Sth and just missed a birdie chance on the par-R closing hole.
After a O-over T4 TuesdayI sance had it going early WednesdayI shooting a PP on the front nine after birdies on the thirdI fourth and eighth holes. A triple-bogey on the 1Rth holeI thoughI dropped him from contention for the individual title.
“A TOI againI I know I could have been lowerI” sance said. “I know it’s not badI but I was going for the win. It’s worse when you feel like you have it and lose it like that.”
)Rr GrLIfin, KH ZDONHG RII the 18th green head held down. Having made states last year as a sophomoreI he could not believe his junior season was going to end at districts.
“I thought I was so doneI” he said after a second straight TS. “I couldn’t believe the ZDy , KDG finLVKHG RuW. , thought I didn’t deserve to make it then. “I had no hope at all.” Griffin stood on the 14th tee Wednesday level for the dayI only to hit his tee shot out of bounds and have to scramble for a double- bogey. He would then bogey the 1Rth and 1Sth holes. He survived a playoff to make regionals as a freshman in OM1MI then qualified by one shot last year. This yearI he finished right on the mark.
3rLRr WR GLVWrLFWV, GrLIfin had played two practice rounds at Turtle CreekI only getting in 1P holes each time. cor the tournaPHnW, KH SODyHG WKH firVW 13 holes at even-parI then was 8-over for the two days on WKH finDO fiYH KROHV RI WKH course.
PW’s bvan Beaty shot an 8M Wednesday and Pennridge’s hyle Henofer a TTI leaving both just one shot from advancing to regionals. Spring-cord’s Bennett Detweiler also came closeI finLVKLnJ DW 154. 3: DnG Spring-cord were both part of the District Team Cham- SLRnVKLS, WKH 5DPV finLVKLnJ ninth while the Colonials were 11th. Council Rock North won the team crown.
New Hope’s Mike Massimino won the boys Class AA title after a Wednesday T1 left him at 4- over 148. Cara Basso of silla Maria won the girls Class AA with a two- day total of 1S4.
DiLisio was most impressed by whom she was able to defeat to win the GLVWrLFW FrRZn. 7KH finLVK at this year’s district tournament was the reverse of KRZ WKH WKrHH finLVKHG Ln WKH state championship last yearI when CR North’s brica Herr won statesI with Rogowicz coming in second and DiLisio third.
“,W’V GHfinLWHOy KLJK uS thereI” she said of the signLfiFDnFH RI :HGnHVGDy’V triumph. “District One has so many talented players. The top three from states last year are all here in DisWrLFW 2nH, VR LW’V GHfinLWHOy an honor to be the champion.”
AnG IRr fiYH OuFNy ORFDO playersI the golf season continues.
Christopher Dock’s Logan Hunsberger works a ball around a Delco Christian defender during Tuesday’s Bicentennial League action.