LOCAL GOLF NOTES: Jesko captures second Hickory Heights crown


Troy Jesko captured his second club championship at Hickory Heights Golf Course on Saturday.

Jesko finished with a 115 total over 27 holes at the Spring Grove area course. He shot a 38 on his nine-hole round and a 77 during an 18-hole round on Saturday.

Jesko finished five shots ahead of runner-up Justin Heisler. Rick Ashton was third at 122.

Lance Williams grabbed the first flight crown in a one-hole playoff over Paul Miller. Williams parred the playoff hole, while Miller took bogey. Both had 130 totals to force the playoff. Dave Jacoby was third at 131.

Karen Myers captured her seventh women's club crown with a 132 total (38 for nine holes and 94 for 18 holes).


Bryant takes South Hills crown: Caleb Bryant took the South Hills club championship with a two-day, 4-over-par total of 146. He had rounds of 74 and 72.

Matt Henry was second at 147 at the Hanover area course, followed by Ray Sheedy (148), Josh Arentz (149), Payne Baust (151), Bret Motter (152), Josh O'Brien (153), Tyler Rhines (153), Marty Helwig (153) and Chris Small (153).

Larry Calp and John O'Brien tied for first in the first flight at 166, while Mike Porter was third at 167. Greg Rhines was fourth at 168.

John Gallagher took the second flight at 157, followed by Brian Leeper (167), P.J. Kirkegaard (169), Mike Sabo (181) and Paul Broberg (181).

Minkin is Out Door junior champ with 66: Gus Minkin fired a sizzling 66 to win the Out Door Country Club junior championship.

Connor Bacha was second at 74.

In the boys' 11-15 division, Carson Bacha took the title at 75, while Johnathan Giambalvo was second at 79.

Chance Ragland won the boys' 8-10 division with a 31.

Klinedinst has ace at South Hills: Kerry Klinedinst had a hole-in-one on Saturday at South Hills Golf Club.

Klinedinst aced the 145-yard eighth hole on the South Course using a 9-iron. It was witnessed by Randy Rohrbaugh, Shane Rohrbaugh and Jon Becker.