Saegertown golf team headed to States

Cutter’b Pritchard, staff writer

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Will Phelan (left), Ricky Kanline (middle), and Ryan Peters (right), pose after their victory over Ridgway at Regionals on Oct. 16.

At times, it seems that Saegertown’s golf team is overshadowed by other Fall athletics, but not this year. The team was successful this year going 6-0 in the regular season. The Panthers are led by sophomore Ryan Peters, who has averaged a score of 77 for 18 holes on the year with a low score of 72 (lowest for the squad), followed by junior Richard Kanline III, who has averaged a score of 79 for 18 holes on the year, which helped clinch the Region 4 title for the skilled team. Other key players are senior Brenden “Skippy” Courtney, junior Jake Sada, sophomore Michael Costello, and freshman Will Phelan.

Kanline thought the young team would be an underdog at the beginning of the season until their strong showing at Corry: “I didn’t think we had a good chance until we found out at the tournament in North Hills how good we really were. We beat every team there but Cathedral Prep.”

The Panthers golf team has won the Region 4 title four years running, they won the District 10 championship at the Meadville Country Club on Oct. 9, and they clinched the first regional golf title for the school, beating Ridgway by four strokes at the regional championships in Dubois, Pa, on Oct. 16. The team hasn’t been given proper recognition for their accomplishments thus far. Kanline said, “I’d like for the school to know that our golf team is moving onto states and we aren’t just another undermined team. We deserve credit.”

The boys will be going to states at Heritage Hills Golf Course in York, Pa. on October 28.

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