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Radnor’s Kim sisters make their mark at PIAA Championships

Radnor’s Gabby Kim finished seventh at 158 while her younger sister June Kim carded a 173 for 13th place at the PIAA Class 3A Golf Championships held Tuesday at Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York.

Conestoga sophomore Samantha Yao placed second with a 2-over 146.

A day after working her way to the top of the leaderboard tied for first, Yao got off to a rough start Tuesday, which eventually enabled Peters Township senior Mia Kness to claim the gold with an even-par 144.

“I didn’t have my A-game early on,” said Yao, who posted double bogeys on Nos. 1 and 5, “so I was really battling out there.”

The Pioneer got back on the horse pretty quickly, though, benefitting from two chip-ins before posting back-to-back birdies on Nos. 16 and 17 to help close out the round. “I knew that Mia (Kness) was going to be consistent and tough to keep up with,” added Yao. “I was just aiming to keep up with her — make some pars and occasionally make birdie.”

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