Harrisburg's Kevin Kraft wins Pa. Open; four golfers with York County ties make cut
Four golfers with York County ties made the cut at the 102nd Pennsylvania Open at historic Lancaster Country Club.
None of those golfers could match Harrisburg's Kevin Kraft, who won the prestigious event Wednesday with a 6-under-par 204 total over 54 holes.
Kraft earned $8,000 for the victory out of the $40,000 purse. Kraft set the competitive course record at LCC on Tuesday with a blistering 6-under 64 that featured 12 one-putts.
Cole Wilcox of Malvern was second at 205, followed by Stu Ingraham of Broomall at 206.
Among the group of five golfers tied for fourth at 209 was former York County Amateur champion Mark Sheftic, who had rounds of 72, 70 and 67. Sheftic won the York County Amateur in 1993, but currently lives in Blue Bell. He's the director of instruction at the legendary Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, which has hosted five U.S. Open tournaments, including the 2013 U.S. Open.
Isaiah Logue, a two-time York County Amateur champion (2013, 2014) from Fairfield, finished tied for 27th at 215 after rounds of 73, 70 and 72. Logue won two PIAA state titles with the Green Knights before going on to a fine golf career at Liberty University.
Central York High School graduate Gus Minkin tied for 38th at 219 on scores of 72, 71 and 76. He currently plays for the University of Minnesota golf team.
Central York High School standout Carson Bacha tied for 42nd at 220 on scores of 72, 72 and 76. Bacha will be a junior this season for the Panthers. He's already committed to play his college golf for NCAA Division I powerhouse Auburn.
More than 120 golfers entered the event at LCC, a William S. Flynn-designed course that played host to the 2015 U.S. Women's Open. The event was organized by the Pennsylvania Golf Association.