2019-2020 Game Summaries
It was a delayed start due to frost at the PIAA West Region Gold Championships on Tuesday at Tom’s Run Golf Course in Blairsville. Despite a chilly morning, North Allegheny senior Bella Walter continued her hot play in the postseason by shooting a 5-over 77, good for a first-place tie with Peters Township junior Ella McRoberts. Walter qualifies for the PIAA individual championship at Heritage Hills Golf Course in York on Oct. 21-22.
The North Allegheny girls’ golf took second place at the WPIAL team championship on Thursday at Cedarbrook Golf Club. The Tigers were narrowly edged by Upper St. Clair by four strokes as the Panthers prevented NA from winning a fifth straight WPIAL title. Upper St. Clair totaled a low score of 340, followed by NA’s 344. Peters Township came in third with a score of 354 and Fox Chapel claimed fourth place with a score of 356.
Senior Bella Walter was the clubhouse leader, posting the lowest score of any golfer on the day with a 74. Senior Esha Vaidya carded an 87, followed by sophomore Sissi Hai, who shot an 89. Senior Christina Zhou tallied a 94 and freshman Kate Rose Rankin participated with a 98.
Congratulations to first-year head coach Samantha Schoenfeld and the entire NA girls’ golf team for a terrific 2019 season.
On a soggy Monday at Pleasant Valley Golf Club, the North Allegheny girls’ golf team took second place at the WPIAL semifinals. With a team score of 347, the Tigers finished just three strokes behind first-place Peters Township. Upper St. Clair took third place with a team score of 348 and Fox Chapelc claimed fourth place with a team score of 374. The top four teams all qualify for the WPIAL championship on Thursday.
Senior Bella Walter paced the Tigers lineup with a low score of 82 on the day. Senior Esha Vaidya carded an 87, followed closely behind by Sissi Hai’s score of 88. Freshman Katie Rose Rankin rounded out the scoring with a 90.
Tee time for the WPIAL finals on Thursday is 10:00 a.m. at Cedarbrook Golf Course in Belle Vernon. The Tigers hope to capture a fifth straight WPIAL title.
For the past three seasons, the WPIAL Class AAA individual title has belonged to North Allegheny’s Caroline Wrigley. With Wrigley now graduated and a freshman golfer at Furman University, it was guaranteed that a new champion would be crowned on Wednesday at the 2019 WPIAL Class individual finals at Diamond Run Golf Course. As it turned out, the WPIAL gold still came home to North Allegheny as senior Bella Walter won the competition in a two-hole playoff.
Walter shot a 4-over round of 76 and finished in a first-place tie with Fox Chapel sophomore Nina Busch. In an exciting finish, Walter sank a 12-foot putt on the second hole of the playoff to capture the WPIAL Class individual title.
Also competing at the event for North Allegheny was senior Esha Vaidya. Vaidya shot a great round of 90 but did not make the cut.
Walter advances to the West Individual Region Championship on Oct. 15 at Tom’s Run Gold Course in Blairsville, PA.
The North Allegheny girls’ golf team returned to the win column on Wednesday afternoon with a 180-213 section win over the Pine-Richland Rams.
The clubhouse leader on the day was senior Bella Walter with a score of 39. Senior Christina Zhou carded a 42 and freshman Katie Rose Rankin tallied a 45. Sophomore Sissi Hai finished out the scoring with a 54. Pine-Richland was led by Emerson Dickerson with a 48.
North Allegheny leaps to 11-4 overall and 7-3 in section play with the win. The Tigers will take on Upper St. Clair and Bethel Park on Monday in the south hills of Pittsburgh.
|Match Summary||NORTH ALLEGHENY - 180|
PINE-RICHLAND - 213
|Isabella Walter||39||Emerson Dickson||48|
|Katie Rose Rankin||45||Carlin Carion||54|
|Christina Zhou||42||Carson Heil||62*|
|Sissi Hai||54||Bri Ruby||54|
|Tina Li||55*||Eleah Dickson||58|