Three area golfers finish in top 25 at PIAA Championships

Turowski, Jurica, Aigner all battle to place in top 25 at Penn State University

Wed Oct 19, 2022 - 8:02AM

Dan Flickinger Dan Flickinger

Last Updated: Wed Oct 19, 2022 - 8:07PM

Three Westmoreland County golfers placed in the top 25 at the two-round PIAA Golf Championships held at Penn State University on Monday and Tuesday.

In Class AAA boys, former WPIAL champion Nick Turowski of Penn-Trafford finished tied for 23rd. Going into his final hole on Tuesday, Turowski was in position for a top 10 finish but took a quadruple bogey on 18 and fell in the standings. After shooting an even par 72 in the first round, the junior carded a 7-over par 79 in round two ending the tournament at plus-7.

Dylan Ramsey of Cedar Crest won the Class AAA boys title shooting a 4-under 140 during the two-day championship.

In Class AA boys, reigning WPIAL champion Hunter Jurica of Derry Area shook off a tough first round and battled back to take 15th place. Jurica sat at 9-over par through the first 18 holes on Monday but he performed eight strokes better on Tuesday firing a 1-over par 73. Overall, the senior shot a 10-over par 154.

Elsewhere in Class AA, Greensburg Central Catholic's Wade Boyle tied for 25th place after carding a 14-over 158. Ligonier Valley's Josh Harbert and Belle Vernon's Rogan Maloney both tied for 30th each ending with a 160. Nick Ciocca of Devon Prep captured the title, going 6-under par 138.

Greensburg Central Catholic's Izabela Aigner landed in 12th place in the Class AA Girls Championships. Overall, she carded a 24-over par 168 through the two days. Aigner, a junior, won the Westmoreland County Coaches Association Girls Golf Championship in September.

Hannah Rabb of Warrior Run took home the Class AA Girls Championship shooting an even par 144. Lower Merion's Sydney Yermish claimed the Class AAA Girls title as she fired a 5-under par 139.