by Nick Archacki, staff writer
The Panthers golf team came up short at the District 10 Team Championships last Friday at The Country Club of Meadville, losing to North East by 11 strokes (324-335). Even after the loss, Coach Brian Hanley was still very proud of his team for making it this far once again. “We weren’t the favorites this year. I’m happy with the results. Obviously, you always want to win and you always have expectations. But I know we lost to a really good team in North East,” Hanley said in a recent interview with the Meadville Tribune.
The Panthers won another Region 4 championship this year making it six straight titles, a new school record. Although the team’s season is over, a duo of Panther golfers aren’t finished yet, as they still have a chance to qualify for the PIAA State Individual Championships in York on Oct. 23-24 after their impressive performances last weekend at the District 10 Individual Championships.
Senior Ryan Peters and junior Will Phelan have qualified for the Western Regional Individual Championships, which is currently underway, today at Tom’s Run Golf Resort in Blairsville. Peters clinched his first ever District 10 Individual title at The Country Club last weekend shooting scores of 73-77 to take the title by two strokes. Phelan qualified for his first time by placing seventh, shooting scores of 82-82. “It’s pretty cool that I won, especially after playing poorly there the last few years. I was also really happy that Will moved on to Regionals this year,” Peters said. If one of our Panthers win the state title, it would be the first time ever in school history for golf.
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