MANCHESTER — Waynesboro’s Devin Smith simply ate up the par 5’s at Royal Manchester Golf Club and turned that into capturing the individual title of the Mid Penn Conference boys golf tournament Monday.
“He was 5-under par on the par 5’s — three birdies and an eagle,” said Chambersburg coach Mark Yost, who was following Smith’s group. “The greens were holding and the course was scorable.”
Smith ended up firing a 6-under 66, which was three shots better than Derek McGlaughlin of Lower Dauphin and John Peters of Carlisle. He birdied Nos. 3, 7, 9, 12 and 18, and eagled No. 16.
The top 13 finishers qualified to move on to the District 3 Class AAA Tournament, held Oct. 9-10 at Briarwood East.
The two other area boys who will advance to districts were Chambersburg’s Jacob Carlin and Owen Reichelderfer. They both shot 5-over 77 to tie for seventh place. Carlin posted a trio of birdies and Reichelderfer had one.
The Trojans’ other scorers included Jeremy Otto (83), Jacob Bassham (89), Cooper Miller (92) and Teegan Humelsine (92).
Yost said, “Jacob and Owen did about what I expected; they were around their season average and were easily under the cut. Jeremy Otto tied his career low, so for a freshman in a tournament like this, that’s really good.”
For Waynesboro, Evan Stein just missed the cut with an 81, while Brady Cauffman had 86, Dylan Byers shot 90, Eli Beck shot 101 and Kellan Smith had 102.
Greencastle-Antrim’s Cooper Swam shot 87 and Shea Toomey had an 89. Stephen Lucas of Shippensburg posted a 90.
Cumberland Valley won the Mid Penn team title.