Mens golf finishes first half of fall golf season


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The Pitt-Johnstown golf team finished 8th in the conference tournament Oct. 20 that was held at Hershey Park East Course in Dauphin County.

Emily Moore, Staff Writer

The weekend of Oct. 20, Pitt-Johnstown’s men’s golf team finished last in the 2017 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championships.

The championships were held at the Hershey Park East Course in Hershey, Dauphin County.

The Mountain Cats placed 8th out of 8 teams with the score of 641, which was +73 compared with Indiana (Pa.) University, who placed first with a score of 593, which was +25 on the tournament.

This makes back-to-back titles for the Indiana Crimson Hawks mens golf team, giving them 28 team championships. The Crimson hawks won six straight championships from 2007-12.

Indiana’s Josh Bartley won the individual title after shooting a 67 in the second round and finished at -3 overall.

Junior Mike Gerger was the highest placing Mountain Cat out of the five competitors from Pitt-Johnstown.

Gerger placed fifth out of 40 competitors, with a final score of 147. The winning score was 139.

Besides Gerger, freshman Zach Wagner, junior Nolan Link and sophomore Sean Maravich placed.

Wagner paced 31st with a score of 162, Link placed 33rd with a score of 163 and Maravich placed 38th with a score of 169.

Mountain Cat freshman Trent Hepner also attended and placed 39th with a score of 192.

The Mountain Cats have a long break before their next invitational, but have three more to go in their Spring season of their year.

Starting April 1, the Mountain Cats will begin their second half of the season at the West Liberty Hilltopper Invitational at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Following, the Mountain Cats will travel to West Chester, Pennsylvania for the West Chester University Invitational.

They are to finish their year at the Indiana (Pa.) University Spadafora Invitational, held at the Indiana (Pa.) Country Club.

Besides placing 12th at the Davis and Elkins Wally Edgall Collegiate Championship Invitational in September, the Mountain Cats have been placing in the top 10 in all of their Fall invitationals.

Cory Geer contributed to this article