Three Herrs take North back to re­gion­als, states

The Advance of Bucks County - - SPORTS - By Steve Sher­man

Buck­sLo­caslS­ports Ed­i­tor

This is the first year in the last three that a golfer NOT named Herr has won the Dis­trict One Class AAA golf tour­na­ment. The last two, Zach and Erica Herr of New Hope, both prod­ucts of the Coun­cil Rock North golf team have won the top in­di­vid­ual prize in the dis­trict.

First place in the dis­trict went to Steve Cer­bara, a Holy Ghost Prep fresh­man from Yardley, who shot 2-un­der par 142 in best­ing run­ner-up Ste­wart Rick­en­bach of Cen­tral Bucks East.

New­town’s own Reilly Erhardt of Holy Ghost, Zach Herr and An­drew Car­ber of Up­per Dublin each shot 1-over par 145 to tie for third place. Reilly was the top fin­isher at Eastern Re­gion­als that took place Oct. 16 at Golden Oaks Golf Club (par 72, 6,648 yds.) in Fleet­wood. Zach fin­ished re­gion­als in an eight-way tie for 13th place along with Cer­bara; both carded 77.

North se­nior James Twomey of New­town also qual­i­fied for re­gion­als af­ter fin­ish­ing in a three-way tie for 11th place with Kyle Hakun of Spring­field, Tom Fisher of Hat­boro-Hor­sham, and Sean Ebert of CB West. Twomey also made states af­ter card­ing 78 at re- gion­als.

Tak­ing place once again Oct. 9 and 10, at the par 72 Tur­tle Creek Golf Club (6,375-yard, 5,131) in Lim­er­ick, the sec­ond-day dis­trict tour­na­ment scores counted to­ward the team ti­tle.

Led by a 2-un­der par 70 from Erica Herr, Coun­cil Rock North did man­age to re-cap­ture the dis­trict tro­phy (Holy Ghost won it last year). The In­di­ans took dis­trict and state gold two years ago with two Herrs on the team — Zach and Erica joined up­per­class­men Bran­don Dalinka and Austin Birky in tak­ing a Key­stone State crown.

Now three Herrs — Zach, Erica and sis­ter Madelein, a Rock fresh­man — have joined forces in tak­ing this year’s dis­trict team tro­phy. While Zach came through by card­ing 1-over par 73, Twomey was rock steady with 4-over par 76. Madelein rounded out the team’s 300 card with 9-over par 81.

On the girls side, Penns­bury sopho­more Jackie Ro­gow­icz man­aged even par 72 on day two af­ter card­ing six strokes un­der par (66) on Tues­day. Ro­gow­icz was re­port­edly done in by a wa­ter haz­ard on 18 she could not avoid on two shots, forc­ing her to take a dou­ble bo­gey. The un­fortu- nate turn of events caused the Fal­con golfer to fall by one stroke to Is­abella DiL­i­sio, of Mount St. Joseph, in the quest for the dis­trict girls tro­phy.

Still, she qual­i­fied for re­gion­als along with Erica Herr who fin­ished third, and Madelein Herr, who took fourth. Af­ter win­ning the Subur­ban One League (SOL) girls tour­ney in 2011, Jackie won re­gional gold last year with a 2-over-par 74 at Golden Oaks. She also cap­tured a PIAA run­nerup tro­phy at Her­itage Hills (5145 yds, par 72) in 2011 and was in sec­ond place af­ter day one (Oct. 22) this year, trail­ing Erica Herr (72) by one stroke af­ter card­ing 1-over 73. Madelein was in sixth place with 77 strokes.

On the boys side at Her­itage Hills (6700 yds, par 71), Cer­bara and Erhardt led area golfers in states af­ter fin­ish­ing day one in a tie for eighth place with 74 strokes, each. Zach was 17th af­ter day one with 77 strokes and Twomey was 22nd with 80.

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Steve Cer­bara, a Holy Ghost Prep fresh­man from Yardley, took first place for the boys in Dis­trict One, place 13th at re­gion­als and qual­i­fied for states.

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