Hess Outpaces Powell, Vanleer to Claim District 9 Girls’ Golf Title

2015ClassAAGirsqualifiers[4]BRADFORD, Pa. (EYT) – Keystone’s Amber Hess and Bradford’s Bri Wells took home District 9 individual golf titles Tuesday at Pine Acres Country Club in Bradford Tuesday, while Kane and Bradford won team titles.

D9 qualifiers for the PIAA golf championships (from left) Claire Saylor of Clarion, Amber Hess of Keystone (champion), Elaina Powell of Brookville, Mogan Vanleer of Punxsutawney

Hess won the Class AA championship shooting a 79 outpacing Elaina Powell of Brookville and Morgan Vanleer of Punxsutawney by five shots each. Powell and Vanleer both qualified for the PIAA Championships along with Hess as did Clarion’s Claire Saylor, who shot a 90. Saylor edged A-C Valley’s Ellie Thompson on the first hole of a playoff for the final PIAA spot after Thompson also carded a 90.

Wells took the AAA title in a field of four golfers shooting a 91 topping DuBois’ Kiersten Pearce, who shot a 111.

In AA team play, Kane beat Cameron County by two strokes finishing with a 443. Erin Pierce led the Lady Wolves with a 91, Hailey Oknefski shot a 98, Riana Smith a 118 and Maddi Dalton a 136.

The Class AAA team championship was a two-team playoff with Bradford shooting a 452 to outpace DuBois by six strokes. Wells led the Owls with the 91, while Makayla Belser shot a 118, Makensi Belser a 121 and Sam Williams a 122.

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