Hickory girls golf tamie invite

Hickory High girls golf team members poses for a photo on Thursday after winning the team title at the Tam O’Shanter High School Girls Golf Invitational. Left to right: McKenzie Gustas, Leah Benson, Sasha Petrochko and Megan Bull.

Hickory’s McKenzie Gustas carded one of the best rounds of golf in Mercer County girls history on Thursday by firing a 6-under-par 66 in the Tam O’Shanter High School Girls Invitational.

Gustas broke her own school record of 67 set last week in a Region 1 Mega-Match at Deer Creek Golf Course in Hubbard and it was also a women’s course and Tamie Invite record at the golf course.

Gustas’ round included 8 birdies. They came on holes No. 1, 5, 7, 12, 13, 15, 17 and 18. Tamie Director of Golf John Kerins reported to The Herald that the previous women’s course record of 68 was shot in the 1960s by New Castle native Maureen Riley.

Hickory captured the Tamie team title with a 219 as Sasha Petrochko shot a 75 and Leah Benson carded a 78. Petrochko was 4th overall and Benson 5th.

South Fayette’s Marissa Malosh finished 2nd overall with a 73.

Coach Craig Antush’s Hornets were followed in the team scores by South Fayette (239), Villa Maria Academy (259), Columbiana (303), Reynolds (307), Harbor Creek (314), Ursuline (323), Grove City (328) and Erie (355).

Hickory: Gustas 66, Petrochko 75, Benson 78.

Reynolds: Alaina Harpst 88, Anna Harpst 99, Alison Litwiler 120.

Grove City: Emily Donahue 87, Hannah Hohman 120, Helena Wolbert 121.

West Middlesex: Lauren Kuncio 112, Olivia Kachulis 124.


Region 2 Mega-Match

Grove City’s Sam Norris and Toby Matson both shot 74 on Thursday to lead the Eagles (317) to victory at Deer Creek Golf Course, Hubbard.

Hickory (333) finished 2nd, Slippery Rock (339) took 3rd, followed by West Middlesex (354), Wilmington (375) and Sharpsville (394).

Sharon only had 3 golfers, but Jacob Cattron fired a career-best 72 to earn medalist honors.

Slippery Rock’s Jacob Wolak carded a 73. Cameron Colbert led the way for Hickory with a 78.

Grove City: Norris 74, Matson 74, Tanner Hohmann 82, Hunter Harris 87.

Hickory: Colbert 78, Connor Evans 82, Aiden Enoch 86, Nick Osborne 87, Josh Cidila 87.

Slippery Rock: J. Wolak 73, Jack Hadley 85, Logan Wolak 90, Nick Ayres 91.

West Middlesex: Luke Atterholt 83, Lukas Stinedurf 87, Luke Mild 91, Caden Bender 93.

Wilmington: Kaitlyn Hoover 88, Ryan Onestak 90, Maxwell Frederick 97, Brayden McCown 100.

Sharpsville: James Thomas 84, Eli Eckles 89, Dylan Candiotti 107, Drew Mason 114.

Sharon: Cattron 72, Sullivan Brown 83, Hunter Young 107.

Region 2 points standings: Hickory 26, Grove City 26, Slippery Rock 20, West Middlesex 16, Sharpsville 11, Wilmington 9, Sharon 4.

Region 1 Mega-Match

Mercer (358) won Thursday’s Region 1 Mega-Match at Shenango Lake Golf Club in Transfer as Mustang teammates Eli Ellison and Lilly Roman shared medalist honors by carding 85s.

The other team scores were Greenville (372), Lakeview (373), Reynolds (422), and Jamestown (444). Kennedy Catholic only had 2 competitors.

Mercer: Ellison 85, Roman 85, Cameron Weatherholt 89, Harrison Murray 99.

Greenville: Nate Stuyvesant 89, Kaleb Porter 90, Ty Csonka 92, Aiden Emmett 101.

Lakeview: Anthony Grim 86, Cameron McFeely 91, Ted Shillito 96, Jackson Gadsby 100.

Reynolds: Haden Obenrader 104, Owen Miller 105, Caed Foore 106, Jared Wyant 107.

Jamestown: Aiden Sweezy 101, Trent Meehan 101, Dawson Burdick 114, Austin Presak 128.

Kennedy Catholic: Sean Kirkland 90, Jason Young 95.

Region 1 points standings: Lakeview 16, Mercer 16, Greenville 13, Reynolds 8, Jamestown 7, Kennedy Catholic 0.

• LaBrae 190, Newton Falls 196, Brookfield 202 – At Riverview Golf Course in Newton Falls, Brookfield fell to 4-5 in the tri-match.

LaBrae’s Sam Bailey was medalist with a 42. Branden Gibson of Newton Falls shot a 43 and Brookfield’s Kenny Montgomery carded a 46 to lead Brookfield.

LaBrae (3-6): Bailey 42, Riley Phillips 47, Lucas Lancaster 50, Aiden Kiser 51.

Newton Falls (8-0): Gibson 43, Caleb Howard 47, Wyatt Davis 51, Carter Hufford 55.

Brookfield: Montgomery 46, Cameron Wellman 48, Ian Reichart 50, Bobby Lucarell 58.


• Sharon 3, Oil City 2 – At Oil City, Lily George won at No. 1 singles and her Sharon teammates swept the doubles competition in the win over the Lady Oilers.

Miranda Metro-Ella Connelly and Megan Messina-Katie Lapikas teamed up for the doubles’ wins.

Singles: George (S) def. Payton Burk, 7-5, 6-1; Emily Russell (OC) def. Emily Lipke, 6-1, 6-1; Kayla DeShazo (OC) def. Emma Barborak, 6-4, 6-3. Doubles: Metro-Connelly (S) def. Emily Bly-Cassidy Sutley, 6-4, 6-3; Messina-Lapikas (S) def. Kylee Copley-Kiera Carll, 6-1, 6-0.

JV: Sharon, 18-8.

• Hickory 5, Greenville 0 – At the Hickory High Tennis Center, the Hornets improved to 3-1 with the sweep of the Lady Trojans.

Singles: Daphne Borowicz (H) def. Anna Cooper, 6-0, 6-1; Isabella Frangakis (H) def. Alaina Gregory, 6-2, 6-2; Nicolette Leonard (H) def. Ella Hildebrand, 6-4, 6-2. Doubles: Abbie Bender-Ava Spielvogle (H) def. Makenna Philson-Rilee Uber, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4; Emily Spielvogle-Hannah Beighley (H) def. Zoe Colwell-Katherine Cooper, 6-1, 6-0.

“Greenville’s first doubles team gave us all we could handle,” said Hickory Coach Ed Newmeyer. “They took the first set 6-4, but fortunately our players were able to come back and win the second set, then came out on the top end of a back and forth third set to come away with a 6-4 final set victory.”

JV: No match.

• Grove City 4, Wilmington 1 – At Grove City, the Lady Eagles improved to 4-0 with the win over Wilmington.

Mary Coulter and Macy Mattson picked up singles wins for Grove City while Taylor Dlugozima won at third singles for the Hounds.

Katie Feng-Cana Severson and Lillian Conger-Jane Coulter teamed up to sweep the doubles competition for the Lady Eagles.

Singles: M. Coulter (GC) def. Grace Hendrickson, 6-2, 6-2; Mattson (GC) def. Mary Matyasovsky, 6-3, 6-2; Dlugozima (W) def. Abby Aument, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4. Doubles: Feng-Severson (GC) def. Anna McGinnis-Savannah Bailey, 6-1, 7-6; Conger-J. Coulter (GC) def. Jenna Allison-Mary Boyd, 6-1, 6-2.

“We had the best doubles play so far this season with great effort and smart play from both the first and second doubles teams,” said Grove City Coach Michael Coulter.

JV: Grove City, 18-9.

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