District boys golf: Norristown's Ryan brothers, Spring-Ford's Watson lead PAC Regional qualifiers

LIMERICK – Central Bucks East senior Patrick Sheehan, last season’s runnerup, survived a one-hole playoff with CB West’s Luca Jezzeny and Holy Ghost Prep’s Liam Hart to capture the District 1-AAA boys golf championship Tuesday at Turtle Creek GC.

Sheehan shot a 5-under-par 67 Tuesday with three birdies, one eagle and 14 pars following an even par round on Monday’s opening day.

Six players from the PAC moved on to the Class AAA Eastern Regional set for Oct. 15 at Golden Oaks GC in Fleetwood, including the league’s individual champion Josh Ryan of Norristown. Ryan came in fourth overall with rounds of 73 and 70 to finish at 143, 1-under.

Also advancing to regionals from the PAC were Spring-Ford’s Luke Watson (73-72-145, tied for seventh), Norristown senior Caleb Ryan (74-73-147, 12th), Ryan Glenn of Owen J. Roberts (76-73-149, tied for 16th) and Spring-Ford’s Axel Kalbach (75-75-150).

Methacton’s Nick Martin just missed the cut, finishing at 7-over for the tournament while teammate Dylan Lasecki came in at 11-over, also below the cut line.

Defending PIAA Class AAA champion Unionville captured the boys’ team title ahead of Holy Ghost Prep with four golfers – Connor Bennink (77-69-146, tied for 10th), Richie Kline (73-73-146, tied for 10th), Will Bennink (73-75-148, tied for 13th) and Jack Cooley (73-75-148, tied for 13th) - all moving on to regionals.

In Class AA, Pope John Paul II’s Alex White made the cut for regionals with a 28-over par, two-day total of 172.