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PUNXSUTAWNEYâ€” The Punxsutawney Chucks continue to dominate the links.
No matter how hard you try, there is no other lede that can sum it up better.
With districts just 13 days away at Penn Hills Country Club, the Chucks wanted to continue that domination.
On Monday, the Chucks took on the Rovers of Brockway High School.
In a close match by the Chucks' standards, they were able to walk away with a 163-175 victory.
The Chucks had to battle adversity throughout the match, as Mother Nature didn't quite cooperate with the two schools.
Head coach Josh Conrad was proud of how his
team battled the inclimate weather.
"They all played well today," Conrad said. "They had to deal with some
cold and rain with heavy downpours at times, and they didn't really let that bother them."
Leading the way for the Chucks, once again, was Brandon Mancuso.
Mancuso shot a team-low 39 on the day.
Helping Mancuso tie for the course-low score on the day was his birdie on the 113-yard, par-3 No. 8.
While Mancuso's score was impressive, the Chucks won Monday as a collective team.
Only 11 strokes separated first place from fifth place on the roster.
With the second-best score of the day, Eli Thompson posted a 40 on the afternoon.
Finishing with a 41, two shots back of Mancuso, was Logan Reed with a 41.
Kicking off his round in a major way, Reed was able to birdie the
343-yard, par-4 No. 1.
Both Nick Voris and Austin Milton contributed to the Chucks' win with their respective 43s.
Rounding out the scoring for Punxsy was Peyton Graham's 50.
"They just kept grinding away," Conrad said. "That's good to see as we move into tournaments and districts."
For Brockway, Brett Carr tied Mancuso with a 39 of
his own to lead the Rovers.
Braden Martini wasn't far behind, as he shot a 42 on the afternoon.
Sam Hawkins posted the third-best score for the Rovers, shooting a 46 over nine holes.
Seth Sugarts shot a 48 on the afternoon, while Cody Jose rounded out the Brockway effort that fell short.
Despite districts appearing in less than two weeks, the Chucks still have a plethora of matches on the schedule.
In fact, they will tee off six more times before traveling to Penn Hills Country Club.
Up next for Punxsy will be an away match against Indiana tomorrow.
The Chucks return home against Curwensville on Thursday.
As a precursor for districts, the Chucks will take part in the Bradford Invitational this Saturday, Sept. 14.View more articles in: