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September 17, 2013

Two advance to state tourney

Northern’s Benton, FH’s Jackowski shoot 82, 83


HAGERSTOWN — Northern Garrett’s Brady Benton and Fort Hill’s Pete Jackowski qualified for the Maryland State Golf Championships on Tuesday during the Maryland 2A-3A District I Championships at Black Rock Golf Course.

Benton turned in the top score by a Western Maryland golfer, coming in at 82, while Jackowski was right behind him with an 83. Golfers with a score of 83 or below qualify for the State Championships which will take place Oct. 28-30 at the University of Maryland.

Southern Garrett’s Bryce Friend and Fort Hill’s Josh Lutton just missed the cut, with both shooting 85. Northern’s Jeff Bittinger came in at 91, Mountain Ridge’s Jacob Timney at 92, while Allegany’s Keegan Ott and Bryce Trezise both shot 93.

There were 22 teams competing in the District tournament, with Northern turning in the top area finish with 369 points for ninth. Southern finished 14th with 386, Allegany 15th at 389, Fort Hill 19th at 416 and Mountain Ridge 20th at 429.

Middletown won the team title with a score of 333.

BW beats Goretti

CUMBERLAND — Brennan McMullen shot a 37 to lead the field and Bishop Walsh to a five-shot win over St. Maria Goretti in high school golf Tuesday at the Cumberland Country Club.

Lucas McGill shot a 42 for the Spartans, who beat the Gaels by a score of 180-185. Nik Steiner led Goretti with a 39.

Berkeley Springs wins PVC championship

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Led by individual champion Collin McPeak, Berkeley Springs captured the Potomac Valley Conference Class AA championship on a cloudy, chilly Monday at Cacapon Resort State Park.

McPeak finished with an 18-hole tournament low 79 and Rhett Beddow had an 81 to help the Indians finish with 355.

Keyser took second with 367, followed by Petersburg’s 374 and Frankfort’s 413.

Matt Landes led the Golden Tornado with an 81, Ryan Colaw and Brian George had 83 and 86 for the Vikings and Jake Phares led Frankfort with a 91.

McPeak, Beddow, Landes, Colaw, George, Phares, Chase Bowers (91) of Berkeley Springs and Keyser’s Travis Smith (91) were named to the All-PVC Team and the Indians’ Dale McCumbee was named the Coach of the Year.

Frankfort, Keyser, Petersburg and Moorefield play today at Polish Pines. On Thursday, Keyser travels to Canaan Valley for a match with Tucker County. Both matches begin at 4 p.m.

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