Chambersburg streak reaches 300: Waynesboro may have been the favorite to win the Mid Penn Colonial Division in golf this year, but the Trojans earned a victory in a nip-and-tuck season opening match Monday at Waynesboro Country Club.
Chambersburg (6-0) edged the Indians by two strokes, 326-328, to run their consecutive win streak to 300.
“I think the kids will enjoy the fact that it’s going to be very competitive this year,” Trojan coach Mark Yost said.
With the match in the balance, Chambersburg’s No. 3 player, Heather Sanbower, trailed Waynesboro’s No. 3 by two strokes with one hole to play. But while Sanbower posted a clutch par, her opponent triple bogeyed, swinging the match the Trojans’ way.
“Heather came through, and that was a really nice win for us,” Yost said.
Boro’s Devin Smith fired an even-par 72, while Chambersburg freshman Teegan Humelsine nearly matched him with a 73.
Yost said, “Congrats to Devin for being the medalist on his home course. Teegan played very well. It wasn’t a total surprise, but he birdied No. 16 and kept it under par for much of the round. The rest of the team played OK, and Megan Brandt had one of her better scores (92).”
Other Trojan scorers included Owen Reichelderfer (tied for 4th, 81), Jacob Carlin (9th, 85) and Elijah Snyder (91).
Greencastle-Antrim was fourth, James Buchanan placed fifth and Shippensburg took eighth. Brady Cauffman of Waynesboro shot 81 to tie for fourth and JB’s Caleb Reath shot 82 for sixth.
Mechanicsburg 4, Chambersburg 1: In their season opener, the Trojans were defeated by the Wildcats in a non-league match at Norlo Park.
“The ladies fought hard and competed the whole way,” Chambersburg coach Josh Barwin said. “We saw some good things, but we have a lot to work on.”
The Trojans’ win came at No. 2 doubles. Ridglee Flohr and Maddie Faust secured a 6-4 win in the first set, then edged Mechanicsburg’s duo 7-6 in the second.
At No. 1 doubles, Avery Wissinger and Aspen Kimberly had a tough loss. They lost the first set 7-5, then battled back to tie it with a 6-3 win, but fell in the tiebreaker, 10-6.
Kenna Shearer lost a heartbreaking three-setter at No. 3 singles, winning 6-1, then falling 6-3 and 10-8 in a tiebreaker.
Barwin said, “It’s good to get that first match done, since nobody had any varsity experience before today.”