Kiepert, Pershing share second at Wheeling

JOHNSTOWN — Saint Joseph’s won the team title, and Richland’s Brennen Moran claimed the individual championship at the Wheeling Invitational at Sunnehanna Country Club in high school golf Monday.

Central Cambria’s Alex Kiepert and Northern Cambria’s Tanner Pershing tied for second individually with scores of 73, one stroke behind Moran.

Pershing’s performance helped Northern Cambria finish second as a team, one stroke ahead of Altoona and fourth-place individual finisher Nic Urchick, who carded a 75.

Tyrone’s Andrew Ferguson shot a 76 and finished tied for fifth.

Hollidaysburg finished fourth as a team and got a score of 83 from Anthony Martinelli and Jacob Gallagher.

Bedford finished 11th and got an 85 from John Imgrund, and 12th-place Philipsburg-Osceola got an 89 from Brandon Singer.

On the girls side, Rockwood’s Vileska Gelpi claimed the individual title with a 74.

Central Cambria’s Jaylee Sikora finished tied for second with an 89, and Philipsburg-Osceola’s Halle Herrington was fourth with a 92. Central Cambria’s Sadee LaRose also made the top 10 by finishing sixth with a 95 as did teammate Ali Simmers, who shot a 95 and took seventh.

Hollidaysburg’s Raegan LeCrone and Taylor Hileman tied for eighth after both shooting a 98.

TEAM SCORES

1, St. Joseph’s (SJ), 235; 2, Northern Cambria (NC), 242: Pershing 73, Krug 84, Tiesi 85; 3, Altoona (A), 243: Urchick 75, McAlkich 83, Tilson 85; 4, Hollidaysburg (H), 251: Martinelli 83, Gallagher 83, Fleck 85; T-5, Bishop McCort (BM) 253; T-5, Tyrone (T), 253: Ferguson 76, McNeel 88, Taylor 89; 7, Richland (R), 254; 8, Westmont Hilltop (WH), 260; 9, Central Cambria (CC), 262: Kiepert 73, Walwro 89, Shoff 100; 10, Rockwood (R), 264; 11, Bedford (B), 265: Imgrund 85, Turner 87, Harshberger 93; 12, Philipsburg-Osceola (PO), 280: Singer 89, Frank 91, Bender 100; 13, Conemaugh Township (CT), 294.

BOYS INDIVIDUALS

1, Moran, R, 72; T-2, Kiepert, CC, 73; T-2, Pershing, NC, 73; 4, Urchick, A, 75; T-5, Ferguson, T, 76; T-5, Mangene, SJ, 76; 7, Steyers, SJ, 78; 8, Tercek, BM, 79; 9, Peachey, SJ, 81; T-10, Purchase, North Star, 82; T-10, Modrak, R, 82; T-12, Martinelli, H, 83; T-12. McAlkich, A, 83; T-12, Gallagher, H, 83; T-12, Pfeil, NA, 41; T-16, Kush, WH, 84; T-16, Krug, NC, 84; T-16, Lumley, R, 84; T-19, Tiesi, NC, 85; T-19, Tilson, A, 85; T-19, Fleck, H, 85; T-19, Imgrund, B, 85; T-23, Reese, Penn Cambria, 86; T-23, Petrosky, BM, 86; 25, Turner, B, 87; T-26, McNeel, T, 88; T-26, Schafer, WH, 88; T-26, Coyle, BM, 88; T-26, Russ, WH, 88; T-26, Garrity, H, 88; T-26, Rambach, BM, 88; T-32, O’Donnell, Penn Cambria, 89; T-32, Singer, PO, 89; T-32, Walwro, CC, 89; T-32, Taylor, T, 89; 36, Mitchell, R, 90; T-37, Frank, PO, 91; T-37, McDermitt, A, 91; 39, Ansell, R, 92; 40, Harshberger, B, 93; 41, Barkley, CT, 94; T-42, Marsh, SJ, 96; T-42, Stompf, CT, 96; 44, Mikesik, R, 98.

GIRLS INDIVIDUALS

1, Gelpi, R, 74; T-2, Sikora, CC, 89; T-2, Richards, SC, 89; 4, Herrington, PO, 92; 5, DeGrange, WH, 93; 6, LaRose, CC, 94; 7, Simmers, CC, 95; T-8, LeCrone, H, 98; T-8, Hileman, H, 98; 10, Tercek, BM, 100.

Trojans take title

EVERETT — Mount Union’s Trey Heffelfinger shot a 74 to earn medalist honors and lead Mount Union to the Inter-County Conference championship at Down River Golf and Country Club.

Bellwood-Antis’ Colin McCaulley finished second individually after carding a 79. The Trojans’ Ben Shoop shot an 84 to finish third.

Dylan Taylor led second-place Everett with a 101.

MOUNT UNION (346): Heffelfinger 74, Shoop 84, Atherton 87, Stewart 101.

EVERETT (442): Taylor 101, Williams 109, Snyder 115, McGowen 117.

BELLWOOD-ANTIS (478): McCaulley 79, Hornberger 131, I. Patton 133, N. Patton 135.

TUSSEY MOUNTAIN (534): Troutman 118, Seiberling 128, Hess 144, Shouf 144.

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