2022-2023 Game Summaries
NA Claims 3rd Place At PIAA Class 3A Team Finals
Competing at the PIAA Class AAA team finals for the first time since 2018, the North Allegheny girls’ golf team took third place in the state with a team score of 251. The Tigers were just 11 strokes off the pace of state champion Phoenixville, who finished with a score of 240. Peters Township took second place with a score of 242.
Leading the way for North Allegheny was senior Katie Rose Rankin with a 78. Rankin birdied twice on the back nine for a 6-over par at Penn State University’s White Course. Junior Megan Manesiotis shot an 85 and birdied on the 10th hole. Senior Lauren Kardos tallied the final qualifying score for NA with an 88.
For more information on the scoring from the PIAA Class AAA finals, click here.
Congratulations to head coach Sarah Morrison, the entire coach staff and all the members of the North Allegheny girls’ golf team for a memorable 2022 season.
Katie Rose Rankin Takes 7th At PIAA Individual Finals
North Allegheny senior Katie Rose Rankin became a state medalist on Tuesday afternoon with a top 10 finish at the PIAA Class AAA individual championship. Rose shot a 75 in each round of the two-day tournament at Penn State University’s white course for a total score of 150, good for seventh place. Rankin battled cold and blustery conditions to finish with a 6-over par. It’s the second consecutive year Rankin took part in the PIAA finals, earning a top-25 finish as a junior in 2021.
Lower Merion’s Sydney Yermish won PIAA gold for the second consecutive season with a 5-under par. For a complete look at scores from the Class AAA individual finals, click here.
Rankin and the entire North Allegheny girls’ golf team will compete for a state crown on Wednesday at Penn State University following a second-place finish at the WPIAL Class AAA team championship last week.
Tigers Take 2nd Place at WPIAL Class 3A Championship
Appearing in the WPIAL Class AAA finals for the second consecutive season, the North Allegheny girls’ golf team earned a second-place finish at Cedarbrook Red Golf Course in Belle Vernon on Thursday. The Tigers carded a team score of 330, just two strokes shy of first-place Peters Township.
North Allegheny was paced by senior Katie Rose Rankin’s score of 77, which was the second lowest of all golfers on the day. Junior Megan Manesiotis shot a career-best score of 79 for the Tigers. Both Rankin and Manesiotis were on fire down the stretch, each shooting an outstanding 38 on the back nine.
Senior Lauren Kardos tallied a score of 85 and junior Amber Roth posted a career-low score of 89 to round out the scoring. South Fayette’s Marissa Malosh had the top score on the day with a 70. For a look at all scores from Thursday’s championship event, click here.
Up next is the PIAA individual championship on Oct. 17-18 as Rankin will represent the Tigers at Penn State University.
Rankin Turns In Top-Five Finish at WPIAL Finals, Qualifies For States
North Allegheny senior Katie Rose Rankin earned a top-five finish at the WPIAL Class AAA individual championship. Now played in a two-round format, Rankin shot an 85 in the final round on Tuesday at Valleybrook Golf Club. Rankin’s cumulative 19-over par was good for fourth place and a spot in the PIAA individual finals on Oct. 17-18. Tuesday marked the third straight time that Rankin appeared at the WPIAL individual finals and second consecutive year that she earned a medal. Rankin turned in a second-place finish in 2021.
The Tigers were also represented by senior Lauren Kardos and junior Megan Manesiotis at the event. Kardos carded a 92, earning a 12th place showing. Manesiotis tallied a score of 96, finishing in 17th place. The top seven scorers in Class AAA advanced to states.
For a look at the entire field from the Class AAA individual finals, click here.
The entire North Allegheny girls’ golf team returns to action for the WPIAL Class AAA team championship on Thursday, Oct. 13.
NA Rounds Out Regular Season On Senior Day
The North Allegheny girls’ golf team played in one final non-section tune-up on Thursday ahead of the WPIAL playoffs against Peters Township, dropping a 159-168 decision.
It was Senior Day at Diamond Run Golf Course and senior Katie Rose Rankin appropriately tallied the low score of the day with a 39. Freshman Kayli Dings carded a 41, followed closely by senior Lauren Kardos with a 42. Junior Megan Manesiotis shot a 46 and junior Amber Roth rounded out the scoring with a 51.
Peters Township was led by a trio of 39’s from Ellie Benson, Brooke Vowcheel and Amelia Severns.
North Allegheny concludes the regular season with an impressive 15-2 overall record. The Tigers will take part in the WPIAL Team Championship on Oct. 13. In the meantime, Rankin, Kardos and Manesiotis will compete at the WPIAL individual championship on Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Girls Golf Summary 9-29-22 vs. Peters Township
|Match Summary||PETERS TOWNSHIP - 159|
NORTH ALLEGHENY - 168
|NORTH ALLEGHENY||SCORE||PETERS TOWNSHIP||SCORE|
|Katie Rose Rankin||39||Ellie Benson||39|
|Megan Manesiotis||46||Brooke Vowcheel||39|
|Lauren Kardos||42||Sophia Severns||42|
|Kayli Dings||41||Amelia Severns||39|