BLOG: York County golfers excel at Dye's Iron Valley

Steve Heiser

P.B. Dye is world famous for his treacherous golf layouts.

On Sunday, however, some young York County golfers gave strong performances on one of Dye's difficult tracks at a prestigious junior championship.

Carson Bacha, an eighth grader at Central York Middle School, triumphed at a Philadelphia Junior Tour event at Iron Valley Golf Club near Lebanon.

The Dye design includes his signature railroad tie bunkers and an island green par 3.

Bacha fired an impressive 1-under-par 71 to card the low round of the day and take home the win in the Boys' 13-15 Division. Bacha’s round was highlighted by three birdies in a row on the first, second and third holes. Bacha finished one shot ahead of Andrew Curran of Media.

Another Yorker, Andrew Forjan, fared well in the Boys' 16-18 Division. It took a match of cards to decide the crown after Forjan and Robert Falconer of Mechanicsburg were tied after 18 holes at 74. Falconer came out on top of the tie-breaker with an even-par 36 on the back nine. Forjan is a junior at York Catholic High School.

In the Girls' 16-18 Division, Wrightsville's Alexandra Lowder took second after shooting a 95. Conshohocken's Casey Oppenheimer shot a 94 to win the division. Lowder is a junior at Eastern York.

York's Carson Bacha wins Philadelphia Junior Tour golf event