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GOLF NEWS (updated 06.09.21)

Blake BertoloMars Area High School sophomore Blake Bertolo earned first place in the Isaly’s Tri-State Junior PGA Tournament, held on June 7 at Hickory Heights Golf Club (Bridgeville, Pa.).

In the Boys 15-16 Division, Bertolo shot 3 over par with a score of 75. He made par 13 times, had 5 bogeys and 2 birdies.

For more information, visit https://tristatepgajr.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/tristatepgajr21/event/tristatepgajr2122/contest/7/leaderboard.htm.
 

2021 Carol Semple Thompson Junior Girls Golf Clinic 

Mars Area High School students Sophia Maestra, Victoria Witouski, Madilynn DeNomme, Emily Cronin and Allison Yanief  pause for a photo with Carol Semple Thompson (third from left) at the namesakes’ 2021 WGAWP Junior Girls Golf Clinic.Five members of the Mars Area High School Girls Varsity Golf Team participated in the Women’s Golf Association of Western Pennsylvania’s 2021 Carol Semple Thompson Junior Girls Golf Clinic, held May 5 at Oakmont Country Club.

Participants included senior Victoria Witouski, sophomores Emily Cronin and Sophia Maestra, and freshmen Madilynn DeNomme and Allison Yanief. Clinic stations focused on putting, short game and full swing.

For more information, visit https://www.wgawp.com/page/show/1112694-junior-girls-clinic.

Sophomores Take First Place in Junior Golf Events

Ryan Steigerwald and Blake BertoloTwo Mars Area High School golfers lead the competition recent junior golf tournaments.
 
Sophomore Ryan Steigerwald earned first place in the Boys 15-16 Division at the 2021 Isaly’s Junior Golf Tournament, held May 1 at Tam O’Shanter Golf Course. He achieved the top score of 77, coming in 5 over par.
 
Sophomore Blake Bertolo earned first place in the Boys 15-16 Division of the Buckeye Junior Golf Tour Pittsburgh Junior Golf Shootout, held May 1-2 at Victory Hills Golf Course. In two matches, he shot a 79 and 79 on the Par 71 course.
 

 

Boys Golf Team Ends 2020 Season

Mars Area High School Boys Varsity Golf Team ended the regular season with an overall record of 5-8 and 5-7 in Section 3-3A. 

This season, sophomore Blake Bertolo tied for 26th place with a score of 77 at the 2020 PIAA Class 3A Boys Varsity Golf Individual Championships, held Oct. 20 at Heritage Hills Golf Course (York, Pa.). Bertolo tied for seventh place in the 2020 WPIAL Class 3A Boys Varsity Golf Individual Championship Finals; 15th place in the WPIAL Semifinals; and first place at the Section 3-3A qualifier.

Sophomore Ryan Steigerwald took 23rd place in the WPIAL Individual Semifinal and sixth place the section qualifier. Also competing in section qualifier were seniors Jared Kolarcik-Schmitt and Caleb Raydo and juniors Lucas Kuremsky and Max Weaver.

Other golfers on this year’s team included seniors Nick Crowley, Connor Kasten and Jonathan Wetherholt; and juniors Carter Getsy, Ryan Mitchell, Wesley Scurci, Max Solich, James Bromley, Raghav Kalbhor and Jack Weiss.

For more information, visit www.wpial.org.
 

PIAA Class 3A Boys Varsity Golf Individual Championships 

Mars Area High School sophomore Blake Bertolo tied for 26th place with a score of 77 at the 2020 PIAA Class 3A Boys Varsity Golf Individual Championships, held Oct. 20 at Heritage Hills Golf Course (York, Pa.).

Bertolo, a member of Mars Area High School Boys Varsity Golf Team, advanced to the state championship after tying for seventh place (76) at the 2020 WPIAL Class 3A Boys Varsity Golf Individual Championship Finals on Oct. 6. Bertolo also took 15th place in the WPIAL Semifinals on Sept. 28; and first place at the Section 3-3A qualifier on Sept. 21.

For more information, visit www.piaa.org.

Girls Golf Team Concludes 2020 Season

Mars Area High School Girls Varsity Golf Team ended the regular season with an overall record of 4-10 and 3-7 in Section 1-3A.

This season, senior Victoria Witouski took 18th place with a score of 97 and junior Allison Rice received 35th place (136) at the 2020 WPIAL Class 3A Girls Individual Golf Championship. Witouski and Rice advanced to the championship round after placing fourth and sixth, respectively, in the WPIAL Individual Qualifier.

Other golfers on this year’s team include seniors Jessica Compton, Alaina Metal and Ella Southwell; juniors Isabella Pellegrino, Rachel Shay and Danielle Sticinski; and sophomores Madison Chioda, Emily Cronin, Maggie Garr, Sophia Maestra, Kirsten Maybach and Shannon Sticinski; and, freshmen Madilynn DeNomme and Allison Yanief.

For more information, visit www.wpial.org.

Victoria Witouski and Allison RiceWPIAL Class 3A Girls Individual Golf Championship

Two members of Mars Area High School Girls Varsity Golf Team competed in the 2020 WPIAL Class 3A Girls Individual Golf Championship, held Oct. 8 at Oakmont Country Club.

Senior Victoria Witouski took 18th place with a score of 97 and junior Allison Rice received 35th place (136). Witouski and Rice qualified for the WPIAL playoffs after placing fourth and sixth, respectively, at the WPIAL Individual Qualifier on Sept. 23.

For more information, visit www.wpial.org.



WPIAL Class 3A Boys Varsity Golf Individual Championship Finals

Sophomore Blake Bertolo will compete in the 2020 PIAA Class 3A Boys Varsity Golf Individual Championships, to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Heritage Hills Golf Course (York, Pa.).

Bertolo qualified for the state competition after tying for seventh place with a score of 76 at the 2020 WPIAL Class 3A Boys Varsity Golf Individual Championship Finals, held at South Hills Country Club on Oct. 6. He earned 15th place in the WPIAL Semifinals and first place at the Section 3-3A qualifier. 

For more information, visit www.wpial.org.

WPIAL Class 3A Boys Varsity Golf Individual Semifinals

Two members of Mars Area High School Boys Varsity Golf Team competed in the 2020 WPIAL Class 3A Boys Varsity Golf Individual Semifinals, held at Indiana Country Club on Sept. 28.

Sophomore Blake Bertolo earned 15th place with a score of 79 and will advance to the WPIAL Championship Finals on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at South Hills Country Club. Sophomore Ryan Steigerwald took 23rd place (84) in the semifinal round.

For more information, visit www.wpial.org.

2020 WPIAL Class 3A Girls Varsity Golf IndividualQualifier 

Two members of Mars Area High School Girls Varsity Golf Team placed at the 2020 WPIAL Class 3A Girls Varsity Golf Individual Qualifier, held Sept. 23 at Blackhawk Golf Course.

Senior Victoria Witouski earned fourth place with a score of 85 and junior Allison Rice took sixth place (87). Both will advance to 2020 WPIAL Class 3A Girls Individual Golf Championship, to be held Thursday, Oct. 8, at Oakmont Country Club.

For more information, visit www.wpial.org.
 

2020 Section 3-3A Boys Varsity Golf Individual Qualifier

Two members of Mars Area High School Boys Varsity Golf Team placed in the 2020 Section 3-3A Boys Varsity Golf Individual Qualifier, held Sept. 21 at North Park Golf Course.

Sophomore Blake Bertolo earned first place with a score of 74; and, sophomore Ryan Steigerwald tied for sixth place (80). The target score was 80. Both will advance to the WPIAL Individual Semifinals, to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Other golfers who competed at the qualifier included senior Caleb Raydo, who took 25th place (89); junior Lucas Kuremsky, received 29th place (90); senior Jared Kolarcik-Schmitt, tied for 31st place (91); and junior Max Weaver, tied for 31st place (91).

For more information, visit www.wpial.org.