Conestoga’s Ryan Tall finished in seventh place at the Central League tournament as a sophomore. He fared much better as a junior.
Tall was the only golfer to break par and that was good enough to hold off Springfield’s Andrew Todaro for first place Monday at Turtle Creek Golf Club.
Tall fired a 1-under 71 to top Todaro by one stroke. Tall was one of four golfers to qualify for the District 1 championships. The top 21 finishers advance to the district tournament.
Todaro was one of 14 Delco golfers to qualify for districts. Radnor led the way with eight golfers moving on, including 2015 co-champ Michel Sydnes, who shot a 5-over 77 to finish in a four-way tie for 10th place.
Conor Rinehart was the top man for Radnor. He carded a 3-over 75 to finish in a four-way tie for third place. Also moving on from Radnor are Chris Austen, Will Condran, David Colleran, Blake Stefano, Jake Calamaro and Kevin Seits.
Jimmy Gillespie of Garnet Valley and Strath Haven ninth-grader Kevin Smith tied for third with a 75. David Merz and Ben Newlon of Strath Haven also qualified for the District 1 Tournament, as did Mike May of Marple Newtown. He fired a 4-over par 76 to finish in a three-way tie for seventh place.
In the Catholic League:
La Salle 222, Cardinal O’Hara 264 >> Frankie Gregor posted a 2-under par 33 to pace the Explorers. Joseph Taggart carded a 4-over 39 to lead the Lions (10-4, 9-4).
Archbishop Carroll 249, Lansdale Catholic 275 >> Dan DiRita took medal honors again for the Patriots (6-6-1, 5-4 PCL) with a 3-over par 38.
In the Ches-Mont League:
Kennett 199, Sun Valley 281 >> Brendn Seleyo and Jared Cavacini both shot 50 to lead the Vanguards (2-11).
In nonleague action:
Glen Mills 261, Jenkintown 272 >> Kenyun Smith (46) and Casey Stapp (48) led the way for the Bulls.
Sophomore Samantha Yao of Conestoga fired a 3-under par 69 to capture the Central League tournament at Turtle Creek Golf Club. She was one of seventh golfers to qualify for the District 1 Tournament.
June Kim and Gabby Kim of Radnor took second and third, respectively. June Kim finished with an 8-over par round of 80. Gabby Kim finished one stroke behind her sister. Strath Haven’s Lauren Butscher shot 83 to finish fourth.