Nolan Dirienzi birdied No. 2 at Springhaven Country Club in establishing his season low with a par 35 and Strath Haven teammate Jeff Painter also turned in his best effort of the season in shooting 36, but even the Panthers' third consecutive team score under 200 wasn't enough to prevent them from falling to Conestoga, 188-192, Thursday in a Central League classic.
Bryan Leonard carded a pair of birdies in finishing at 38 for Strath Haven, while the Pioneers were strong throughout the lineup, including John Miller (36), Robert Oleski (37) and Mike Cook and Andrew Wilner (38 each).
Also in the Central League:
Garnet Valley 184, Ridley 221: The Jaguars were on their game at par-35 Springfield Country Club, with Jack Highfil (36), John Concannon (37), Tim Reeves (37), Colby Schreiber (38) and Annika Vandayar (38) finding the conditions to their liking. Ridley's Kyle Fiorelli set a career best by shooting 39.
In a nonleague match:
Bonner-Prendergast 215, Springfield 234: Alex Vardy (40), Quinn Dolan (41) and Brian Antrosko (42) led the Friars while Samantha Miller and Colin Ringwalt each shot 45 for Springfield, as both teams struggled with a bevy of three- and four-putts at par-36 Rolling Green Golf Club.