Hickory shot a 250 team score on Friday to defend its title at the Hickory Hornet Golf Invitational at Tam O’Shanter Golf Course.

Villa Maria Academy took 2nd with a 253 while Mercyhurst Prep finished third.

McKenzie Gustas led the way for Hickory with an 80 while Leah Benson and Kyra Woods shot 85s. Gustas placed 3rd overall while Benson and Woods tied for 5th place.

Mercyhurst Prep’s Sarah White finished 1st overall with a 71 while Villa Maria’s Tara Thomas was 2nd (76).

West Middlesex’s Gianna Effinite shot an 87 and finished in 8th place.

Reynolds finished with a 306. Alaina and Anna Harpst shot 92 and 101, respectively. Also, Alison Litwiler and Mackenzie Herman shot 113s.

Lauren Kuncio shot a 129 and Quinnlynn Reaver had a 144 as West Middlesex shot 360.

Grove City posted a 397 team score. They were led by Emily Donahue (108), Marigrace Garvis (131) and Hannah Hohman (156).

A total of 68 girls competed. Other teams that participated in Friday’s annual event was Conneaut Area, Erie High, Harbor Creek, Ft. LeBoeuf, McDowell, Meadville and Union City.

The local girls golf teams return to action on Aug. 23 when Reynolds hosts the first Region 1 Mega-Match of the season.


Region 2 Mega-Match

David Dennis shot a 76 and teammate Sam Norris a 78 to lead Grove City (315) to victory in the opening Region 2 Mega-Match of the season at Deer Creek Golf Course in Hubbard on Friday. The mega-match was hosted by West Middlesex.

Slippery Rock’s Jacob Wolak earned medalist honors by firing a 74. The Rockets finished 2nd with 324 strokes.

Hickory shot a 334, West Middlesex a 386, Sharpsville carded a 394, Sharon 401 and Wilmington 454.

Cameron Colbert led Hickory with a 75, Braden Hanahan shot an 83 for West Middlesex, Mack Staunch paced Sharpsville with a 90, Jacob Cattron carded an 86 for Sharon and Maxwell Frederick led Wilmington with a 103.

Grove City: Dennis 76, Norris 78, Toby Matson 80, Troy Loughry 81.

Slippery Rock: J. Wolak 74, Logan Wolak 76, Walker Allison 83, Jack Hadley 91.

Hickory: Colbert 75, Ryan Knott 82, Nick Osbourne 87, Josh Cidila 90.

WM: Hanahan 83, Gabe Mild 91, Lukas Stinedurf 100, Luke Mild 112.

Sharpsville: Staunch 90, Jake Allen 94, Eli Eckles 104, Elijah Hurl 106.

Sharon: Cattron 86, Sullivan Brown 90, Nolan Songer 108, Hunter Young 117.

Wilmington: Frederick 103, Cooper Cline 109, Brayden McCown 118, Ryan Onestak 124.

Region 2 Standings: GC 7, SR 6, Hickory 5, WM 4, Sharpsville 3, Sharon 2, Wilmington 1.