Trojans’ Emily Rensch qualifies for PIAA golf

YORK — Five area players entered Saturday’s Round 2 of the District 3 Golf Championships with a chance to advance to the PIAA State Championships and only one was able to make it.

Emily Rensch

Chambersburg’s Emily Rensch finished eighth in the Girls Class 3A event and the top nine qualified.

Rensch shot an 89 today to go with an 83 in Friday’s round for a total of 172, three strikes ahead the ninth-place girls. She shot nines Saturday of 44-45, producing five pars on the front side, but only one on the back.

One of the two girls who tied for ninth was Sydney Barnes of Greencastle-Antrim. She shot nines of 43-43 for an 86 that gave her a two-day total of 175. She and Manheim Township’s Paisley Kappesser competed in a playoff for the final spot to states and Kappesser won on the first playoff hole.

“Syd played great today and got into the playoff,” G-A coach Jeremy Eby said.  “Even though she didn’t move on today, I’m still super proud of her. She represented her team and the community with class and dignity.”

Also playing Saturday were Chambersburg’s Emma Tolbert in the 3A girls. She shot 92, six shots better than Friday, to finish at 190.

In boys 3A, Waynesboro’s Tyler Fortney and Evan Stein each finished at 158 and did not make the cut. Fortney shot his second round of 79 to finish at 158, while Stein could not take advantage of a great first day. He posted an 84 to go along with his 74 Friday.