MERCER COUNTY AREA —
Led by the 1-2 placement of Conner Gray and Tommy Dimon, Butler won the 30th annual Tam O’Shanter High School Golf Invitational.
Gray garnered medalist honors as he shot 73, a total matched by Dimon. They boosted Butler to a 317 team total, a scant stroke better than Shenango (318) and 2 better than Meadville (319) in the 29-team field.
The remainder of the individual top 10 included: John Fusco (Strong Vincent), 75; Mike Macairello (New Castle), Zach Ford (Meadville), Chris Kupniewski (Strong Vincent) and Ryan Dugan (New Castle), 77s, and Gino Baroffio (Butler) and Sharon’s Jack Evans, 78.
Following Butler, Shenango and MASH in the team standings were: Strong Vincent (322), Laurel (330), Grove City (336), Neshannock (340), Greenville and Reynolds (343), McDowell (344), Riverside (347), New Castle, Union and Corry (350), Elk County Catholic (351), Cathedral Prep (353), Kennedy Catholic (355), Mercyhurst Prep (356), Sharon (359), Lakeview (374), Mercer (375), Franklin (379), West Middlesex-Red (382), North East (386), Fairview (388), Ellwood City-Lincoln (393), Titusville (397), Union City (408) and West Middlesex-White (440).
Mercer County-area individual scoring:
ä Grove City — Ben Lucas 79, Dylan Osborne 83, Ed Hetrick, Collin Lawson 87s.
ä Greenville — Chad Ferguson 81, Dan Addison 96, Nick Deitrich 87, Kendal King 89.
ä Reynolds — Travis Breese 84, Zach Taylor 85, Jacob Reimold 86, Ryan Sherbondy 88.
ä Kennedy Catholic — Jocob Wilson 84, John McGonigle, Paul Spondike 87s, Teddy Haaz 97.
ä Sharon — Jack Evans 78, Carl Carpenter 88, Chris Franek 95, Louis Wareham 98.
ä Lakeview — Sam Magargee 81, Casey Greggs 95, Keith Kepner 98, Richard Kite 100.
ä Mercer — Nate Guiler 80, Peter Timashenka 91, Mark Peters 94, Dylan Angermeier 110.
ä West Middlesex-Red — Nate Anthony 86, Ryan Dogan (95), Travis Roberts 97, Chaz Burger 104.
ä West Middlesex-White — Jacob Weiser 99, Ethan Moroco 100, Jason Ash 119, Graham Hudson 122.
Region 1 Mega-Match
Hickory captured its 2nd straight and 6th overall region title by rolling to victory in the final Mega-Match of the season at Lucky Hills Golf Course in Franklin.
Hickory shot a 175, Reynolds carded a 216 and Rocky Grove had a 242.
Rosy Hearns fired a 37 to lead Hickory. She finished with the top average in the region with a 37.6, reported coach Craig Antush. Alena Lancia, Kelsey Dudash and Abby Hearns all shot 46 for the Lady Hornets.
Marie Clark and Izzy Schell carded 52s for Reynolds, while Jamie Vamosi fired a 53 and Taylor Yahner added a 59.
Grove City independent Meg Birmingham shot 64.
Hickory battles Mercyhurst Prep at 10 a.m. today for the District 10 2-A team championship at Riverside Golf Course in Cambridge Springs.