Boys district golf: Spring-Ford's Luke Fazio advances to PIAA Tournament

LIMERICK – Spring-Ford junior and PAC individual champion Luke Fazio fired a 1-over par 73 Tuesday to finish 16th overall at 5-over at the District 1-AAA boys championships and earn a berth in the upcoming PIAA Championships.
 
Fazio (76-73-149) was the lone PAC golfer to advance at the two-day tournament at Turtle Creek GC, Spring-Ford's home course, with Owen J. Roberts senior Jared Berish falling one shot short of qualifying for the 18 PIAA berths after a 75-76-151. Spring-Ford senior Robbie McNelly was tied for 21st at 76-76-152 but 2 shots short of a PIAA bid.
 
Holy Ghost Prep senior Calen Sanderson earned the gold medal on the second playoff hole, besting Downingtown West sophomore Nick Gross after both finished at 4-under 140. Gross was the opening round leader with a 70 and matched that total in Day 2.
 
Sanderson’s 4-under 68 was tied for the low round of the day Tuesday with fourth-place finisher Dylan Kochis (75-68-143, -1), a senior at West Chester Henderson. Also in the top five were Upper Dublin senior Charlie Kerprich (3rd, 73-69-142, 2-under) and Bishop Shanahan junior Ben Saggers (5th, 73-72-145, +1).
 
The PIAA individual championships will be held at Heritage Hills in York Oct. 18-19. There will not be a Regional Tournament this year.
 
District 1-AAA Boys Golf Championship
Both rounds at Turtle Creek GC (Par 70)
Top 18 players advance to PIAA championships
*T1 Calen Sanderson, Holy Ghost Prep, 72-68-140 (-4)
2 Nick Gross, Downingtown West, 70 -70-140 (-4)
3 Charlie Kerprich, Upper Dublin, 73-69-142 (-2)
4 Dylan Kochis, West Chester Henderson, 75-68-143 (-1)
5 Ben Saggers, Bishop Shanahan, 73-72-145 (+1)
T6 Eric Miller, West Chester Rustin, 74-72-146 (+2)
T6 Matt Pulcinella, Garnet Valley, 71-75-146 (+2)
T8 Ryan D’ariano, West Chester Rustin, 75-72-147 (+3)
T8 Eli Shah, Penncrest, 73-74-147 (+3)
T8 Jake Micewski, Marple Newtown, 72-75-147 (+3)
T8 Shaun Mazzalupi, Radnor, 72-75-147 (+3)
T12 Nick Joyce, Quakertown, 75-73-148 (+4)
T12 Chase Stephano, Radnor, 74-74-148 (+4)
T12 Christian Matt, Wissahickon, 74-74-148 (+4)
T12 Kevin Lydon, CB West, 73-75-148 (+4)
16 Luke Fazio, Spring-Ford, 76-73-149 (+5)
T17 Connor Toussaint, North Penn, 76-74-150 (+6)
T17 Sam Feeney, West Chester Rustin, 71-79-150 (+6)
Missed cut
T18 Jared Berrish, Owen J. Roberts, 75-76-151 (+7)
T21 Robbie McNelly, Spring-Ford, 76-76-152 (+8)
*Won on second hole of sudden-death playoff