LIMERICK >> Samantha Yao could be called the model of consistency.
The Conestoga sophomore posted 16 pars on her way to capturing the two-day District One girls golf title on Tuesday afternoon at Turtle Creek Golf Course.
“I guess staying consistent was the key,” said Yao with a laugh afterward, “I never really tried to do too much. I stayed out of trouble for the most part and stuck to my game.”
Yao shot an 8-over 151 for the two-day tournament. She shot an even-par 72 on the second round, a day after posting an 8-over 79 at Gilbertsville Golf Course.
“After yesterday, I didn’t really know what to expect today,” she said of the second round. “There were a lot of things I knew I needed to work on, needed to fix for this round. Luckily I was able to put it together.”
Yao stuck one close on No. 7, then sunk a putt to move to 1-under for the round (7-under overall). Four holes later, she three-putted to finish with her lone bogey for the round on the par 3 No. 11.
“I would love a chance to play that hole again,” she said, “but it’s still really cool to know that I won this.”
Behind Yao, seven other players qualified for next Monday’s Regional Tournament at Golden Oaks Golf Club.
Radnor’s Gabby Kim followed close behind with a 155 while her sister, June Kim, finished up at 161 for second and third, respectively. Hatboro-Horsham senior Cassaday Gavaghan shot an 81 on both days to take fourth place at 162 while Central Bucks East’s Sophia Mancuso shot a 163. Wissahickon’s Cristea Park finished up at 164 while West Chester East’s Sofia Amoroso and Downingtown East’s Liddie McCook each made the cut at 165.
All three players from the Pioneer Athletic Conference who qualified for day two action missed the regional cut.
Boyertown’s Savanna Haas finished tied for 12th with a 173 while Methacton’s Emma Lawrie finished up at 177. Grace Simenson shot a 178.
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