Girls district golf: Phoenixville's Roberts states her case

LIMERICK – Phoenixville sophomore Kate Roberts continued her strong postseason play at the District 1-3A championships Tuesday, placing sixth overall at 70-74-144 to lock up a berth in the upcoming PIAA championships.
 
Coming off her title-clinching performance at the PAC individual girls championship last Tuesday at Gilbertsville GC, Kate shot 2-over 74 at her home course of Turtle Creek GC in Tuesday’s final round after posting a 1-under 70 at Raven’s Claw GC in the opening round Monday.
 
Her 144 total was 6 shots behind D1 champion Sydney Yermish of Lower Merion, who followed up a 1-under 70 at Raven’s Claw with a 4-under 68 at Turtle Creek. Sharing second place at 4-under 139 were Mary Grace Dunigan of Unionville and first-round leader Ava O’Sullivan of Downingtown East.
 
Spring-Ford junior Nicole Yun came up short of a PIAA berth after finishing tied for 11th at 77-76-153, two shots below the cut line. With no Regional Tournament this year, the PIAA Championships will be staged Oct. 18-19 at Heritage Hills Resort in York.
 
District One-AAA Girls Golf Championships
Opening round at Raven’s Claw GC (par 71) - Monday, Oct. 4
Final round at Turtle Creek GC (par 72) - Tuesday, Oct. 5
Top 9 players advance to PIAA championships
1 Sydney Yermish, Lower Merion, 70-68-138 (-5)
T2 Mary Grace Dunigan, Unionville, 69-70-139 (-4)
T2 Ava O’Sullivan, Downingtown East, 66-73-139 (-4)
4 Elle Lundquist, CB East, 70-72-142 (-1)
5 Victoria Kim, West Chester East, 71-72-143 (E)
6 Kate Roberts, Phoenixville, 70-74-144 (+1)
7 Mia Pace, Downingtown East, 72-74-146 (+3)
8 Rhianna Gooneratne, Plymouth Whitemarsh, 77-71-148 (+5)
9 Caroline Gola, Mount St. Joseph Academy, 74-77-151 (+8)
Missed cut
T11 Nicole Yun, Spring-Ford, 77-76-153 (+10)