2017-2018 Game Summaries
The North Allegheny girls’ golf team won its second state championship in three years by a dominant 18 strokes at the PIAA golf championship on Wednesday. The Tigers cruised to the PIAA crown by posting a team score of 240. Mt. St. Joseph’s was a distant second place with a 258. It’s been a terrific three-year run for North Allegheny, capturing a state title in 2015 and finishing as PIAA runners-up last season before again winning the PIAA championship on Wednesday.
A day after capturing state bronze at the PIAA individual tournament on Tuesday, junior Caroline Wrigley led the clubhouse and paced the Tigers with a 3-under par 72. Junior Christina Lewis carded an 81 and sophomore Esha Vaidya checked in with an 84. Sophomore Bella Walter chipped in with a 90 and senior Jordan Farrell rounded out the day with a 98.
The victory caps a thrilling season for the Tigers that saw them also seize their third consecutive WPIAL crown. Congratulations to the entire North Allegheny girls’ golf team and head coach Mike Hambrick for their achievements in 2017.
North Allegheny junior Caroline Wrigley finished in third place at the PIAA Western Regional qualifier at Tom’s Run Golf Course and advanced to the PIAA finals next week. Wrigley overcame a day when she did not have her best game, but still shot a 77 and tied for third place at the event.
The Tigers had three golfers compete at the Western Regional. Junior Christina Lewis shot an 82 and narrowly missed qualifying by two shots. Sophomore Esha Vaidya carded an 86 in her first experience at an individual state level event. Lauren Freyvogel from Pine-Richland was the low golfer at the regional with a 74.
The North Allegheny Tigers will participate in the state finals on October 23-24 for the individual championship and on October 25 for the team championship.
The North Allegheny girls’ golf team captured a third consecutive WPIAL crown on Thursday afternoon at Cedarbrook Golf Course. The Lady Tigers ran away with the competition with a team score of 315. Fox Chapel finished a distant second with a 357. Juniors Caroline Wrigley and Christina Lewis paced the Tigers with scores of 73 and 76, respectively. Esha Vaidya checked in with an 82 and Bella Walter posted an 84.
North Allegheny will next head to the PIAA Regional Finals on Monday.
North Allegheny junior Caroline Wrigley won her second-straight WPIAL Class AAA individual golf title with a score of 67 at Diamond Run Golf Course. Wrigley, a Furman University recruit, scorched the Diamond Run course with a 5-under par and posted the best score at the course in over 20 years. It was a career-best performance for Wrigley who carded only one bogie on the 18th hole.
The two other Lady Tigers that participated at the event also qualified for the State Regional Tournament. Junior Christina Lewis shot a 77 for a third place finish. Sophomore Esha Vaidya posted an 82 for a seventh place showing.
The North Allegheny girls’ golf team will be competing in the WPIAL semifinals on October 9 at the Lone Pine Country Club in Washington, PA. The Tigers will attempt to defend their WPIAL title for the second consecutive year.
The North Allegheny girls’ golf team played in its final section match of the season and cruised to a 150-222 victory over the Shaler Titans at Lake Vue North near Butler.
Senior Jordan Farrell played out of the number one position in honor of a tremendous career and shot a 44 on the day. Junior Caroline Wrigley and sophomore Esha Vaidya topped the scorecard by each shooting an even par 36. Christina Zhou added a 37 and Christina Lewis chipped in with a 41.
North Allegheny finished the regular season with a 19-0 overall record and an 8-0 section mark. The Lady Tigers will participate in the WPIAL Individual Finals on Wednesday. Caroline Wrigley, Christina Lewis and Esha Vaidya will represent the Tigers at the event.