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Five York-area golfers took to the course at Heritage Hills on Tuesday, competing for the PIAA state championship.

Central York's Gus Minkin and Joe Parrini, and Eastern York's Andrew Davis and Kevin Crumbling took part in the Boys' Class AAA tournament, while Julianne Lee competed in the girls' division.

Minkin and Parrini stayed in contention throughout, finishing fifth and ninth overall, respectively. Minkin shot a 75 for a two-round total of 150 and Parrini finished with a 79 for a total of 154. They both finished behind Holy Ghost Prep's Steve Cerbara, who fired a 147 and took the state title in a playoff.

Central York head coach Mike Ruby said he's proud of his three golfers, but sad for Minkin who held the overall lead at one point during Day 2.

"Overall, I'm pleased, but I'm also disappointed for Gus," he said. "I don't think anyone has ever won counties, districts, regionals and then states. That's golf. Some days you win and some days you lose."

All four players were in contention going into Tuesday, but Minkin and Parrini had the best chance to take home a state title. Minkin shot a 74 in Monday's first round, two strokes back of the lead, and Parrini sat one stroke behind him.

"I felt pretty good [going into Tuesday]," Minkin said. "I knew I could win if I made some birdies. Coming into the season, this was the goal all along, to win a state championship. I was right in contention, right where I wanted to be."

Minkin birdied four of the first eight holes and took the overall lead. However, he ran into trouble at the next two holes, shooting a triple-bogey on hole No. 9 for the second straight day and followed that with a double-bogey on hole No. 10. That pushed Minkin out of the lead for good.

"A triple [bogey] gets to most people and in light of having the same thing [Monday] happen, it was pretty disappointing to him," Ruby said. "He's without a doubt the best kid I've ever coached. If I could stay young and Gus could stay a senior, I could coach him for the rest of my life."

The end of the front nine also doomed Parrini. He remained a few strokes back until the eighth hole, where he carded a double bogey, and then posted a plus-4 on the ninth hole.

"I'm a little disappointed with the way my round went," Parrini said. "I was playing well up until eight and then nine I hit it out of bounds and made an 8, so that really took me out of it."

He shot a 43 on the front nine, but responded with a 36 on the second half of the course to stay under 80.

Lee, the girls' District 3 champion, struggled Tuesday, carding an 85 to finish with a total score of 167.

For Eastern York head coach Stephanie Lesser and her team, having two golfers in the state tournament for consecutive years is a huge achievement.

"Having two kids, two years in a row, compete at the state tournament is really big for the program," Lesser said. "They have lived at the golf course since they were 10, and they've made themselves good golfers."

Crumbling led the way for Eastern York, shooting back-to-back 79 rounds to finish 11 strokes off the championship. He had a 38 on the front nine and finished with a 41 on the back nine.

Davis tied Crumbling in the final round, but could not overcome a first-round 84 that had him 12 strokes off the lead. He closed his round with a 40.

PIAA Championship

Tuesday's final round results at Heritage Hills Golf Resort


Class AAA

1. *Steve Cerbara, Holy Ghost Prep: 75-72—147

2. Geoff Rice, Great Valley: 73-74—147

3. Zack Ford, Meadville: 73-75—148

4. Evan Brown, Kennett: 74-75—149

5. Gus Minkin, Central York: 74-76—150

6. Patrick Kelly, Cathedral Prep: 73-79—152

7T. Palmer Jackson, Fran. Regional: 80-73—153

7T. R.J. Wren, Twin Valley: 76-77—153

9T. Noah Firmstone, Moon: 74-80—154

9T. Joe Parrini, Central York: 79-75—154

9T. Jack Melville, Upper Dublin: 80-74—154

9T. Brady Pevarnik, Latrobe: 78-76—154

13. Davis Clarke, Cumberland Valley:79-76—155

14. Alec Stopperich, Peters Twp.: 78-78—156

15T. Nick Franki, Waynesboro: 78-80-158

15T. Kevin Crumbling, Eastern York: 79-79—158

15T. Nick Gianelos, Unionville: 76-82—158

18T. Quinn Guzman, Souderton: 74-86—160

18T. Justin Guzik, Penn Trafford: 80-80—160

18T. William Mitchell, St. Joseph's Prep: 81-79—160

21T. Ben Pochet, Spring-Ford: 79-82—161

21T. Dan Rieger, Methacton: 83-78—161

21T. Kyle Vance, Methacton: 81-80—161

24T. Andrew Davis, Eastern York: 79-84—163

24T. Robert Falconer, Cumberland Valley: 82-81—163

26T. Connor Schmidt, Peters Township: 83-81—164

26T. Mitch Faulkner, Bradord: 89-75—164

26T. Alex Butler, St. Joseph's Prep: 80-84—164

26T. Jake Fitts, Central Bucks South: 85-79—164

26T. Ronnie Yanoski, Valley View: 79-85—164

26T. Alex Lawson, Fox Chapel: 82-82—164

32T. Jimmy Meyers, Central Catholic: 77-88—165

32T: David Kim, Upper Dublin: 80-85—165

34. Tanner Johnson, Peters Township: 81-86—167

35. Matt Kreider, Ephrata: 85-84—169

36. Ian Patterson, Chambersburg: 88-89—177

Note: *-indicates won playoff

Class AA

1. Nate Menon, Wyomissing: 71-75—146

2. Chris Tanabe, Quaker Valley: 75-75—150

3. Jason Li, Sewickley Academy: 80-71—151

4. Evan Long, Laurel: 79-74—153

5. Nick Maff, Bethlehem Catholic: 80-75—155

6. Chase Miller, Tulpehocken: 79-77—156

7. Mike Kondratik, Charleroi: 82-77—159

8T. William Mirams, Notre Dame ES: 84-86—160

8T. Tom Dzwonczyk, Holy Cross: 79-81—160

10T. Dylan O'Dell, Forest City: 82-79—161

10T. Jeremy Eckenrode, Central Cambria: 80-83–161

12. Jacob Wilson, Kennedy Catholic: 78-84—162

13T. Cody Dobbin, Burgettstown: 80-83—163

13T. Alex Kiepert, Central Cambria: 80-83—163

15. Austin Smith, Montrose: 77-87—164

16T. Declan Hickton, Sewickley Academy: 79-86—165

16T. Jared Bish, Clarion: 83-82—165

18T. Nick Innocenzo, Townada: 84-82—166

18T. Clay Asplundh, New Hope-Solebury: 85-81—166

18T. Chris Palutro, Lakeview: 81-85—166

18T. Troy Martin, Harbor Creek; 84-82—166

22T. Sam Smallhoover, Bishop Canevin: 82-85—167

22T. Will Riva, Lancaster Catholic: 80-87—167

24T. Conner Moran, Richland: 82-86—168

24T. Hunter Duriez, Northern Cambria: 81-87—168

26T. Nick Kuhn, Lansdale Catholic: 82-87—169

26T. Gavin Geiger, Danville: 86-83—169

28T. Tucker Skerbetz, Laurel: 82-88—170

28T. Luke Dziak Bentworth: 84-86—170

30. Nat Gallen, Wyomissing: 83-88—171

31T. Austin Lis, Burgettstown: 85-87—172

31T. Scott Brown, Sewickley Academy: 88-84—172

33. Carter Fischer,Philipsburg-Osceola: 86-88—174

34T. Liam Shea, Carmichaels: 86-89—175

34T. James Tressler, Holy Cross: 87-88—175

35. Eric Maginnis, Titusville: 90-87—177


Class AAA

1. Brynn Walker, Radnor: 74-76—150

2. Maddie Sager, Owen J. Roberts: 77-76—153

3. Marissa Balish, Hampton: 77-77—154

4T. Mia Kness, Peters Township: 73-82—155

4T. Madeline Herr, Council Rock North: 78-77—155

4T. Maddy McDanel, Central Valley: 78-77—155

7. Lauren Freyvogel, Pine Richland: 77-80—157

8. Morgan Frazier, Cumberland Valley: 78-80—158

9. Gabby Kim, Radnor: 85-74—159

10. Megan Leto, North Alleghney: 79-87—163

11. Samantha Staudt, Coatesville: 80-85—165

12. Caroline Wrigley, North Allegheny: 79-85—166

13. Julianne Lee, Central York: 82-85—167

14. Karly Brown, Archbishop Wood: 80-88—168

15. Adelyn Deery, Manheim Township: 86-84—170

16. Luaren Muhlbauer, Council Rock North: 85-90—175

17. Molly Mowatt, Wallenpaupack: 91-89—180

18. Allison Appleton, Penn Manor: 87-95—182

Class AA

1. Olivia Zambruno, Greensburg CC: 76-77—153

2. Amber Hess, Keystone: 84-79—163

3. Marissa Kirkwood: Neshannock: 80-84—164

4. Franca Hurtado, Allentown CC: 82-85—167

5. Nina Kouchi, New Hope-Solebury: 86-82—168

6. Audrey Dougherty, Freeport: 86-86—172

7. Katie Carlson, Avonworth: 87-89—176

8. Andrea McCormick, Villa Maria: 84-93—177

9. Grace Stillman, Lancaster Mennonite: 94-85—179

10. Aly Rentschler, Hamburg: 93-90—183

11. Morgan Sohosky, Bloomsburg: 88-97—185

12. Olyvia Longacre, Christopher Dock: 95-91—186

13. Annika Erdely, Frazier: 85-102—187

14T. Alison Schmader, Maplewood: 100-89—189

14T. Carly Yovich, Fort LeBoeuf: 93-96—189

16. Sophie Orsulak, Blue Mountain: 96-94—190

17. Abby Zambruno, Greensburg CC: 100-93—193

18. Julia Fessler, Villa Maria: 98-100—198

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