The brother-sister tandem of Zachary and Erica Herr completed a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association District One Championship first yesterday.
Each won the District One Championship, and that's just the start of the story.
What's more, the Council Rock North boys team advanced to the PIAA Eastern Regionals as District One Champions with a 292 total score.
Erica Herr captured the PIAA District One girls' championship with rounds of 73-73-146. The freshman was consistent throughout and vaulted into the top spot in the standings in the final round and never looked back. Right behind was Central Bucks East's Jordan Glatt (70-77--147) and Ashley Cassidy (84-76--160). Failing to advance were Council Rock South's Hope Giordano (84-88--172) and Central Bucks East's Francesca Ruscio (85-87---172).
Not to be outdone, Zachary Herr overcame a four-shot penalty in round one to claim the PIAA District One boys' title. Zach helped his own cause with a hole-in-one, closing with a four-under-par 68 to go along with a first round 75 and two-day total of one-under-par 143. One stroke back was teammate Brandon Dalinka, who followed his opening day 71 with a 74 for a 144.
Zach Herr's wedge on the 136-yard 3rd hole went into the cup for a "1" on the scorecard and jumpstarted his round.
Central Bucks West's T.J. Summers advanced with a 70-76--146 effort, as did Holy Ghost Preparatory School's Chris Crawford (73-73--146). The New Hope brother twosome of Mike Merana (74-75--149) and Jake Merana (79-73--152) were joined by teammate Raleigh Chapin (74-78--152) as advancing. Neshaminy's Mike Lam (75-76--151) and Colby Lederer (79-73--154) also advanced to regionals at Golden Oaks with top-16 finishes.
Holy Ghost's James DeLuca lost a playoff to Lederer for the final qualifying berth after a 78-76--154 effort. Teammate Hank Kovalcik recorded a 74-84--158 effort, while Neshaminy's Dylin Amin carded a pair of 79s for a 158.
Council Rock North team (see photo above) which includes Dalinka, Austin Birky (seond round 78) and Liam Kane (84-90--174). earned the boys' team championship. A year ago CR North missed one of the two spots advancing to the PIAA state championships by a stroke, so this year it has a lot to prove. CR North fashioned a 12-1 record in the SOL National Conference this fall.
Central Bucks East claimed the PIAA District One girls' team championship at Gilbertsville Golf Club.
The PIAA Eastern Regional Championships will be held October 19 in Fleetwood.