EXETER — For the second time this week, Dallas’ Ryan Georgetti shot the low score among Wyoming Valley Conference Class 3A golfers at Fox Hill Country Club.
But on Friday morning at the course, Crestwood golfers scored slightly lower than the rest of Georgetti’s teammates to slip past the Mountaineers and lead the Comets to the WVC Class 3A team championship.
The Comets tallied a score of 327 picking up their first WVC title since 2009, edging Dallas by five strokes. Coughlin rounded out the 3A scores with 337.
In Class 2A, Holy Redeemer rolled to its second straight WVC 2A title and fourth consecutive WVC championship overall tallying a score of 305 to Lake-Lehman’s 390.
Both champions advance to next week’s District 2 Team Championship on Oct. 4 at Fox Hill. The Royals’ top competitors from the Lackawanna League are Holy Cross and Dunmore. Both squads finished the regular season with 11-0-1 records. The Comets are likely to see Abington Heights or Scranton Prep. Abington finished the regular season 9-0, while the Cavaliers were 7-1-1.
“The players are thrilled because they work hard; they go at it every day,” Crestwood coach Mark Jarolen said. “They’re a great, great bunch of young men. It’s fun and they deserve it.”
While Georgetti scored a 74 for the best 3A card just three days after winning the 3A portion of the WVC Pre-District Tournament, Crestwood’s Billy Dombroski was just one stroke behind. Teammate Joe Hurn posted a 79, which proved to be the difference, as the Mountaineers’ second top scorer was Brendan Baloh with 83.
Crestwood’s Joe Dotzel (83) and Joe Grandinetti (90) also contributed in the victory. Meanwhile, Coughlin’s top scorer was Daulton Lentini with a 78. The narrow gap between top scorers shows that any team could have come out on top, according to Jarolen.
“Tommy Kilduff always does a very good job at Dallas and Mike Galli does a great job at Coughlin,” he said. “At the beginning of the year that’s what a lot of people said, that it was going to come down to in Triple-A and they were right.”
In the 2A event it was just another easy win for the Royals. On Friday though, their depth showed once again with Andrew Crossin tying Chase Makowski for the best score in the class with each shooting 75. Teammate Mariano Medico rebounded from what Redeemer coach Art Brunn Jr. called “Mariano’s worst nine holes in high school” when he registered a 43 on the front nine.
But Medico, a senior, put up a phenomenal 33 on the back nine to finish one stroke off the pace set by his teammates with a 76. Mike Boland’s 79 rounded out Redeemer’s scorers.
A pair of other Royals who participated, Alex Rowan (82) and Ryan Crossin (83) performed so well that every one of Redeemer’s golfers had a better score than any of Lake-Lehman’s.
The Division IV 2A champion Black Knights’ top scorer was Nick Egan, who fired an 89, while Adam Motovidlak’s 93 was second on the team.
Wyoming Valley Conference Team Golf Championships
1. Crestwood `327
2. Dallas `332
3. Coughlin `337
1. Holy Redeemer `305
2. Lake-Lehman `390