Three Herrs take North back to regionals, states
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.
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.