Mount’s Di­i­isio wins dis­trict crown

The Ambler Gazette - - OPINION - By Tom Ker­rane

Is­abella Di­i­isio was so fo­cused on her own round, she was un­aware what had hap­pened to her near­est com­peti­tor, and play­ing part­ner, on the group’s ninth hole of the day.

Di­i­isio, a sopho­more at Mount St. Joseph who UHsLGHs Ln HDW­fiHOG, sKRW D 5-un­der-par 66 Tues­day at dil­bertsville dC to be tied wLWK 3HnnsEuUy’s -DFkLH Ro­gow­icz head­ing into WHGnHsGDy’s finDO URunG DW Tur­tle Creek dC. The pair had a six-shot cush­ion over third place at the half­way point.

As the two played the 18th hole Wed­nes­day, their ninth, Di­i­isio was three shots back of Ro­gow­icz. But when they made the turn, Di­i­isio led by one.

6KH ELUGLHG KHU 10WK KROH to in­crease the lead, hold­ing on for a 1-un­der-par 71 Wed­nes­day to win the Dis­trict One Class AAA dirls Cham­pi­onship by one shot.

“Hon­estly, I didn’t know what she had made,” said DLLLsLR, wKR finLsKHG KHU two days at 6-un­der 137. “I only saw her go in the wa­ter once, not twice. It didn’t af­fect me at the mo­ment. She didn’t tell me un­til the next hole.

“I guess it gave me a lit­tle adren­a­line rush. I was ahead af­ter that. I made a 35-foot birdie putt on the next hole.”

DLLLsLR wDs RnH RI fiYH lo­cal play­ers to ad­vance out of dis­tricts to the Eastern Re­gional Tour­na­ment, to be played Oct. 16 at dolden Oaks dC in Fleet­wood. The re­gional is then used to TuDOLIy SODyHUs IRU WKH sWDWH cham­pi­onship in two weeks.

Mount team­mate Ali­son 6nDkDUG finLsKHG sHYHnWK Ds eight girls moved on from Class AAA. Wil­liam Ten­nHnW’s .ULsWLnD )DUUHU fin-

ished 15th with a 174.

On the boys side where the top 16 gained re­gional berths, Up­per Dublin’s An­drew Car­ber fol­lowed up Tues­day’s hole-in-one-high­lighted 73 with a 72 Wed­nes­day, com­ing in tied for third in the Boys Class AAA cham­pi­onship. Methac­ton’s Bran­don Vance ended up sixth, one shot be­hind Car­ber at 146. Wis­sahickon’s -DOHn GULIfin DGYDnFHG WR UH­gion­als for the third straight year af­ter his 76 Wed­nes­day left him at 152, right on the boys’ cut line.

Holy dhost Prep fresh­man Steve Cer­bara of Yardley shot a sec­ond-straight 71 to finLVK 36 KROHV DW 2-unGHU 142 and win the boys Class AAA crown by two shots over Cen­tral Bucks East’s Ste­wart Rick­en­bach. Twotime de­fend­ing cham­pion wach Herr of Coun­cil Rock korth and Cer­bara’s HdP team­mate Reilly Erhardt each tied Car­ber for third place.

“Inside, I wanted to keep jump­ing for joy about the hole-in-one,” Car­ber said DIWHU KH UHFRUGHG KLV fiUVW ca­reer ace dur­ing Tues­day’s fiUVW URunG. “, NnHZ , KDG WR 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. Ev­ery shot has great mean­ing.

“I’m re­ally happy with com­ing back with a 72.”

Com­ing home Wed­nes­day, Car­ber birdied the par-4 16th and just missed a birdie chance on the par-5 clos­ing hole.

Af­ter a 2-over 74 Tues­day, Vance had it go­ing early Wed­nes­day, shoot­ing a 33 on the front nine af­ter birdies on the third, fourth and eighth holes. A triple-bo­gey on the 15th hole, though, dropped him from con­tention for the in­di­vid­ual ti­tle.

)RU GULIfin, KH ZDONHG RII the 18th green head held down. Hav­ing made states last year as a sopho­more, he could not be­lieve his ju­nior sea­son was go­ing to end at dis­tricts.

“I thought I was so done,” he said af­ter a sec­ond straight 76. “I couldn’t be­lieve the ZDy , KDG finLVKHG RuW. , thought I didn’t de­serve to make it then. “I had no hope at all.” GULIfin VWRRG Rn WKH 14WK tee Wed­nes­day level for the day, only to hit his tee shot out of bounds and have to scram­ble for a dou­ble-bo­gey. He would then bo­gey the 15th and 16th holes. He sur­vived a play­off to make re­gion­als as a fresh­man in 2010, WKHn TuDOL­fiHG Ey RnH shot last year. This year, he finLVKHG ULJKW Rn WKH PDUN.

Prior to dis­tricts, drif­fin KDG SODyHG WZR SUDFWLFH rounds at Tur­tle Creek, only get­ting in 13 holes each time. For the tour­na­ment, KH SODyHG WKH fiUVW 13 KROHV at even-par, then was 8-over IRU WKH WZR GDyV Rn WKH finDO fiYH KROHV RI WKH FRuUVH.

PW’s Evan Beaty shot an 80 Wed­nes­day and Pen­nridge’s Kyle Henofer a 77, leav­ing both just one shot from ad­vanc­ing to re­gion­als. Spring-Ford’s Bennett Detweiler also came close, finLVKLnJ DW 154. 3: DnG Spring-Ford were both part of the Dis­trict Team ChamSLRnVKLS, WKH 5DPV finLVKLnJ ninth while the Colo­nials were 11th. Coun­cil Rock korth won the team crown.

Di­i­isio was most im­pressed by whom she was able to de­feat to win the GLVWULFW FURZn. 7KH finLVK at this year’s dis­trict tour­na­ment was the re­verse of KRZ WKH WKUHH finLVKHG Ln WKH state cham­pi­onship last year, when CR korth’s Erica Herr won states, with Ro­gow­icz

der­man­town Academy’s Hayes kolte does not wear a black tuxedo with tails and the ju­nior quar­ter­back would not be able to point his wide com­ing in sec­ond and Di­i­isio third.

“,W’V GHfinLWHOy KLJK uS there,” 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 Dis­WULFW 2nH, VR LW’V GHfinLWHOy Dn honor to be the cham­pion.”

AnG IRU fiYH OuFNy ORFDO play­ers, the golf sea­son con­tin­ues. re­ceivers in the right di­rec­tion with a ba­ton in his hands. kolte is do­ing ev­ery­thing an or­ches­tra con­duc­tor would do, but with a jersey on his back and a football in his hands.

On Fri­day he di­rected the Pa­tri­ots to their third win in four weeks. kolte ac­counted for two rush­ing and one pass­ing touch­down in a 31-6 vic­tory against Pen­ning­ton School. kolte and the of­fense did their part and the de­fense re­bounded from a rough game the prior week. The lop­sided win was mu­sic to the Pa­tri­ots’ ears.

Af­ter al­low­ing Blair Academy to drop 42 points seven days be­fore their run in with the Red Raiders, the Pa­tri­ots shut out their non-league RSSRnHnW IRU WKH fiUVW WKUHH quar­ters. With the score sit­ting at 24-0 in the fourth quar­ter, the Red Raiders finDOOy JRW Rn WKH ERDUG EHhind a Marcus Ful­more’s eight-yard plunge.

)uOPRUH finLVKHG ZLWK 164 rush­ing yards, but it was not nearly enough to keep up with kolte and the Pa­tri­ots’ bal­anced at­tack. Ju­nior Myles An­thony ac­crued 96 yards on the ground and kolte tossed for 222 yards in the air.

It was kolte’s 46-yard strike to Joe Tay­lor in the fiUVW TuDUWHU WKDW VWDUWHG WKH scor­ing. When kolte was not di­rect­ing the dif­fer­ent sec­tions of his well-or­ches­trated of­fense, he was call­ing his own num­ber for points. kolte rushed in scores from two and 17 yards out.

The Pa­tri­ots will take their show to Malvern Prep Satur­day when they kick off the In­ter-Ac sched­ule. The hope is the of­fense and de­fense will be singing a sim­i­lar tune.

Mont­gomery Me­dia / BOB RAINES

Up­per Dublin’s Khalid Weems takes a hand off from quar­ter­back John Derr dur­ing Fri­day’s Subur­ban One Amer­i­can Con­fer­ence game against Chel­tenham.

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