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York-Adams golfers in middle of pack after first day of PIAA Individual Championships

STAFF REPORT
Central York's Joe Parrini.
  • The PIAA Individual Golf Championships are being held at Heritage Hills Golf Resort.
  • Four York-Adams League golfers are competing in the event.
  • Central York's Joe Parrini and Susquehannock's Kendel Abrams are each seven shots off the lead.
  • Parrini is competing in Class 3-A boys and Abrams is competing in Class 3-A girls.

A pair of York-Adams League golfers sit seven strokes off the lead after the first day of the PIAA Individual Championships at Heritage Hills Golf Resort.

For the day, only five participants in total were able to shoot even-par 71 or better.  

Tulpehocken’s Chase Miller carded the day’s best round, a 3-under-par 68 performance that sees him enter Day 2 as the leader in the boys’ Class 2-A field. The York-Adams League did not field any participants in boys’ 2-A.

The league’s lone representative in the boys’ Class 3-A field is Central York senior Joe Parrini, who finished his first round in a tie for 17th place after posting a 6-over 77.

Starting on the 10th hole, Parrini pared his first four holes before finding some trouble with a bogey on the 14th, followed by a double bogey on the par-3 15th.

He got a shot back by making a birdie on 16 before closing his first nine holes with a score of 39. Parrini recorded one birdie and five pars against three bogeys on his way to a 38 during his second nine.

Central Catholic’s Jimmy Meyers sits atop the boys’ 3-A leader board after his first-round, 1-under-par 70.

Susquehannock's Kendel Abrams

Susquehannock senior Kendel Abrams will enter Day 2 seven strokes off the pace in girls’ Class 3-A play after carding a 7-over 79.

Abrams’ day could have been much better had it not been for a quintuple bogey on her fourth hole of the day. To her credit, Abrams rebounded nicely by playing the rest of her round at 1 over, which included a pair of birdies during her final 14 holes. She's alone in seventh place.

Ellen Wager of Manheim Township leads the girls’ 3-A field after firing an even-par round of 72 Monday.

Central York's Julianne Lee

Central York’s Julianne Lee sits in a tie for 10th place in girls’ 3-A after a first-round 85.

In girls’ 2-A play, Eastern York senior Alexandra Lowder sits nine shots back of the lead after a first-round 85. She's alone in ninth place.

Lowder and the rest of the field will be chasing the pair of Maddie Smithco (CW North Catholic) and Sarah White (Mercyhurst Prep) on Day 2. Smithco and White carded matching 76s during Monday’s round.

Eastern York's Alexandra Lowder.