Meadville Tribune


October 5, 2013

Titusville claims first-ever District 10 golf title

MEADVILLE — Winning Titusville’s first-ever District 10 championship in the sport of golf, that seemed like the easy part for the Rockets, who defeated second place Harbor Creek by 18 strokes.

Convincing head coach Tim McCord to take the team to Taco Bell after the tournament, that was the hard part.

“C’mon,” one of the golfers moaned. “We won!”

At last, McCord relented. “All right,” he said begrudgingly.

Well, they certainly earned it. The Rockets had a big day at the Country Club of Meadville on Saturday, following up on their Region 5 title by claiming the D-10 Class AA team trophy.

Following Titusville’s team score of 335 came Harbor Creek (353), Hickory (365) and Saegertown (385).

“We’re very excited for this team,” said McCord. “It’s a young team, but they’ve worked very, very hard to get where they are today, to be champions. ... We’ve been pretty steady this year. That’s an average score for us, but I look at that as a good score on a track like the Country Club of Meadville. It’s a tough little place to play.”

In the Class AAA tournament, Cathedral Prep returned to the top of the heap, defeating 2012 champion Meadville 321-340.

Maginnis leads Rockets

Titusville’s No. 1 golfer, Matt McCord, hadn’t even turned his card into the scoring table yet. But it was already apparent that the Rockets had won it.

Harbor Creek — led by Jacob Van Slyke’s 78 — was all in with its 353. And even without Matt’s contribution, the four Titusville golfers that had reported their scores added up to 347.

Matt McCord eventually turned in his 81 to officially seal the deal.

The key round for Titusville belonged to its No. 2, Eric Maginnis, who fired a three-over-par 75.

“That’s actually the first time I’ve ever broke 80, so I’m really happy with how I played,” said the sophomore Maginnis. “Making putts, that’s really what this course is about. If you can putt, you can shoot pretty low. So I made a lot of putts and got up and down a couple times and that’s what led me.”

Matt McCord was less than happy with his 81. But he was excited about how well his team played.

“For me, an 81 is more or less a bad round,” said the junior. “Considering I had about 40 putts today and shot 81, I’ll take it.

“But, to win a District 10 championship is great. For the first years of my career we were here and didn’t pull it off. And to finally win it is nice.”

Also for Titusville, Seth Mehlenbacher was third with an 88. Taite Foley scored a 91 and Zack Richards had a 93.

“We’re all proud, because we’re all coming back next year,” Matt McCord said. “And we’re even hungrier now.”

Elsewhere in the Class AA leaderboard, Hickory’s Billy Colbert tied Maginnis for the lowest round in the classification with a 75.

Saegertown was led by Jake Sada, who carded a 91.

Titusville will try to keep things going when it competes in a PIAA regional tournament on Friday at Treasure Lake Golf Course in DuBois. The Rockets will face the District 9 champion. The winner of the regional will advance to the PIAA championship tournament, scheduled for Oct. 23 at Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York.

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