NA Defeats Mars In Two-Hole Playoff

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Coming off a big section win at Butler last week, the North Allegheny boys’ golf team parlayed that momentum into an exciting 207-207 win over Mars in a two-hole playoff. Back-to-back victories over teams ahead of them in the standings has wreaked havoc at the top of the standings. The Planets fall into a three-way tie for first place with Butler and Seneca Valley. The Tigers sit in fourth place.

Tied 207-207 after nine holes, it took a two-hole playoff to decide Monday’s meeting with Mars. Freshman Chris Hoffman and sophomore Jake Watterson went head-to-head with the Planets’ Blake Bartolo and Ryan Steigerwald and emerged with a one-stroke win. Hoffman and Watterson also each shot a 40 to pace the Tigers during regulation.

Contributing to the NA victory were Ethan Byrne and Collin Wang with a 41 and 42, respectively. Flynn McGurrin and Peyton Wood each shot a 44. Mars was led by Blake Bartolo with a 38.

North Allegheny leaps to 9-8 overall and 6-5 in section play. The Tigers will visit North Hills on Wednesday, a team they beat by 32 strokes earlier in the season, on the final day of section play.

Match Summary NORTH ALLEGHENY- 207
MARS - 207
Chris Hoffman40Blake Bartolo38
Collin Wang42Ryan Steigerwald39
Flynn McGurrin44Raghav Kalbhor45
Peyton Wood44James Bromley46
Jake Watterson40Wes Scurci43
Ethan Byrne41Will Cambel42
Curtis Rhoten40
Grant McKissock38