Meadville Tribune

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October 8, 2013

High School Golf: McCord, Britton win D-10 titles, Rodgers advances

MEADVILLE — Trevor Rodgers’ outstanding high school golf career isn’t over yet.

Shooting an “unhappy” 82 in his words, Rodgers of Cambridge Springs finished fourth in the PIAA District 10 Class AA Golf Championships on Tuesday at The Country Club.

His performance earned him a trip to the PIAA Regional Individual Golf Championships, to be held Oct. 16 at the Toms Run Golf Club in Blairsville, Pa.

Matt McCord of Titusville won Class AA with a 75 and Andrew Britton of Cathedral Prep took top honors in Class AAA with a 73.

Meadville sophomore standout Charlie Holt finished fifth in Class AAA with an 81 and teammate Dalton Zelasco tied for sixth with an 85.

Only one local golfer is advancing — Rodgers. The top two in Class AAA and top eight in Class AA move on.

Despite his fourth-place finish, Rodgers wasn’t in the celebrating mood.

“Honestly, I am really disappointed,” he said. “I probably played my worst round of the year. I didn’t make any constant contact throughout the day. I think my longest putt was only six feet. I really struggled.”

In other Class AA action, Saegertown’s promising freshman Jake Sada and Ricky Kanline struggled as they placed 17th and 31st, respectively, but coach Brian Hanley is looking ahead to the future.

“This was great experience for Jake and Ricky and I am really looking towards next year,” said Hanley. “I thought Jake hit the ball fairly well and Ricky hung tough with the exception of two holes.”

Holt battles pain

The heralded Holt will not make any excuses.

“I played sloppy,” he said. “My short game wasn’t on. I was also caught off-guard with the greens’ speed, but I shouldn’t have been because I play here regularly. I should have known they would have cut the greens.”

Holt’s season has been well-documented. Tabbed as one of the state’s elite golfers heading into the season, Holt has suffered through a painful season due to an elbow injury and has not played on a regular basis.

Holt will visit well-known Dr. James Andrews on Nov. 3 to get a further evaluation on his injury.

When Holt’s score was posted, one observer said, “This kid would have won if healthy.”

Meadville coach Fred Garvey feels the pain in regards to Holt.

“It’s very disheartening,” he said. “Charlie is such a great kid. He is one of the best kids you will ever meet. He is top-notch in my book.”

Holt’s teammate, Zelasco, had an up-and-down day.

“Dalton could have very easily won this event ... he has shot in the 70s a few times on this course,” said Garvey. “I think he felt the pressure a little bit.”

Zelasco was the lone senior on the MASH squad and Garvey is looking forward to the 2014 season.

“Hey, we are really young and I am very excited about the future,” he said.

Sophomore Kyle Luben and freshman Matt Burchard finished 12th and 15th, respectively, with 87 and 89 totals.

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