Shorb, Kennedy win easily in first round of WYCAGA Tournament


It was business as usual for Connie Shorb and Amy Kennedy on the first day of the Women's York County Amateur Golf Association Tournament at Cool Creek Golf Club on Tuesday.

Amy Kennedy, left, and Connie Shorb own 39 combined WYCAGA championships, including 31 by Shorb. Kennedy won her eighth all time on Thursday by defeating Shorb, 2&1, at Out Door Country Club. Both Shorb and Kennedy advanced into Wednesday's semifinals at Cool Creek Golf Club with decisive wins in the quarterfinals. Dawn J. Sagert photo

The two longtime dominant players in the tournament both advanced into Wednesday's semifinals with comfortable victories in the quarterfinals of the championship flight. Kennedy, playing out of Country Club of York defeated Susi Guinn (Hanover C.C.), 6&4, while Shorb (Country Club of York) needed a couple more holes to down Tally Leeper (Valley Green), 4&2.

The two players have combined to win 39 WYCAGA Tournament titles, with Shorb owning 31 and Kennedy claiming eight.

Shorb and Kennedy will be joined in the semifinals by Paula Bauer (Range End G.C.) and Susan Konstalid (Range End G.C.). Bauer knocked off Kristie Hamp (Regents' Glen C.C.), 1up after 19 holes, while Konstalid defeated Carolyn Karge (Range End G.C.), 2&1. 

For Bauer and Konstalid's work, they'll be rewarded with semifinal dates against Shorb and Kennedy. Bauer and Kennedy will be the first match off on Wednesday at 8 a.m., with Shorb vs. Konstalid going off at 8:08 a.m.

Guinn and Hamp will tee off at 8:16 a.m. and Leeper vs. Karge will go off at 8:24 a.m. in the championship flight consolation bracket.

First Flight: In the first flight, Jocelyn Abel (Bon Air C.C.), JoAnn Dietz (Cool Creek), Lynn Fiery (Hanover C.C.) and Maggie Ryan (Hanover C.C.) all advanced into the semifinals. 

Abel took out Betty Winner (Bon Air C.C.), 3&2, while Dietz, despite playing on her home course, needed 19 holes to win 1up over Carol Enders of Valley Green. Fiery defeated Patricia Blanchard (CCY), 6&4 and Ryan defeated Cool Creek member Sue Joiner on the 18th hole to win 1up.

Abel will face Dietz in the semifinals, going off at 8:32 a.m., followed by Fiery vs. Ryan at 8:40 a.m. In the consolation bracket, Winner vs. Enders goes off at 8:48 a.m. and Blanchard vs. Joiner will finish things off at 8:56 a.m.

Shreffler wins YCJGA event: Austin Shreffler won Monday's York County Junior Golf Association tournament blue division at Grandview Golf Course by virtue of a tiebreaker.

Shreffler and Will Gekas both shot matching five-over 77s to tie for first, but Shreffler was awarded the win on a card-matching tiebreaker. Shreffler made a par on the course's hardest hole, No. 6, while Gekas made a bogey. Logan Snyder finished in third with an 80.

Card-matching tiebreakers were used to break any medalist ties due to inclement weather preventing any playoffs from taking place.

Trevor Snyder won the green division event, which was shortened to nine holes, with a 43. He tied Jimmy Hook IV, but Snyder won on a card-matching tiebreaker by making a bogey on the par-4 sixth, while Hook took a double-bogey.

In the white division, Andrew Roberts was the only player to break 40 on the day, shooting an even-par 37 to win by six strokes. He bested Channing Bratton and Russell McPaul, who tied for second with 43s. Bratton was awarded second on the card-matching tiebreaker.

In the girls' red division, Taylor Pratte edged Cailey Roman with an 86, while Roman shot 87.

In the 9-hole division, Caden Blanchette took first with a 42, followed by Alexander Beckley's 44 and Ryan Thomas' 45.