Mount’s Dil­i­sio cap­tures ti­tle

North Penn Life - - SPORTS - By Tom Ker­rane tk­er­rane@jour­nal­reg­is­ter. com

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.”

DLLLVLR ZDV RQH RI fivH ORFDO SODyHUV WR DGvDQFH RuW of dis­tricts to the bastern Re­gional Tour­na­mentI to be played Oct. 1S at Golden Oaks GC in cleet­wood. The re­gional is then used to qual­ify play­ers for the state cham­pi­onship in two weeks.

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.

For Mont­gomery Me­dia / MARK C. PSORAS

Christo­pher Dock’s Lo­gan Huns­berger works a ball around a Delco Chris­tian de­fender dur­ing Tues­day’s Bi­cen­ten­nial League ac­tion.

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