Golf Bucks County

By Bob Oliver

Middletown Country Club

Middletown is a compact 80 acres of challenging golf, with rolling hills and large specimen trees that have watched many golfers travel its fairways over time. It has retained its old time feel with tees and greens in close proximity, allowing golfers to walk the course if they choose.

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CR North, CB East: State Champions!

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It's an official Bucks County sweep at the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association team championships.


Council Rock North captured the Boys Team Championship by six strokes, while Central Bucks East rolled to the Girls Team Championship by a whopping 67 shots.


It marked the first team titles for either school.


Paced by sophomore Zachary Herr and senior Brandon Dalinka, the CR North boys stopped Peters Township, 616-622, while  defending champion Scranton Prep finished at 623 and Cathedal Prep at 636. Also contributing to the winning effort was CR freshman Erica Herr, Liam Kane and Austin Birky.


crchamps.jpgZachary Herr carded a pair of 72s for a 144 total, while Dalinka followed his opening round 71 witha 75 for a 146 total. Erica Herr posted rounds of 78 and 79 for a 157 total, while Birky (82-87--169) and Kane (91-89--180) followed. Zachary Herr finished the Individual Championship in 7th place, while Dalinka tied for 8th. Team North shown at left.


Archbishop Wood's Paul Carbone, Jr. carded rounds of 73-76--149 and 12th place finish, while Neshaminy's Colby Lederer was 21st after a 81-72--153 effort. Other locals included New Hope-Solebury's Raleigh Chapin in 38th at 84-75--159 and Neshaminy's Mike Lam in 47th at 85-84--169.


Pittston's Brandon Matthews claimed the championship after his closing 67 was added to his opening round 72 for a 139 total score over the 36-hole battle.


Ashley Cassidy paced the CB East scoring 79-84--163), followed by Jordan Glatt (86-83--169), Francesca Ruscio (85-84--169) and Stephanie Yocum (89-99--188).


Erica Herr tied for 5th in the state in the girls individual competition, completing two tours around the Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York in 79 and 78 strokes for a 157 total. Cassidy was 12th at 163 and Glatt 18th at 169.


Chichester's Aurora Kan claimed top honors among the girls with a 71-79---151 effort.