Boys golf: Ryan, Engle, Cooper advance to second round of Regionals

FLEETWOOD – Norristown junior Josh Ryan, the two-time PAC champion, fired an even-par 72 in the opening round of the PIAA Class 3A Eastern Regional golf championship Monday at Golden Oaks GC.

In addition to Ryan, Boyertown’s John Engle also advanced to Tuesday’s second day with a one-over 73, six shots behind opening-round leader Morgan Lofland of Conestoga. Lofland went five-under 67. The other PAC golfer to make the cut was Methacton’s Jeff Cooper, who shot 4-over 76.

Conrad Benford of Owen J. Roberts also competed in regionals but failed to qualify for the second day.