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Mount Golf third in District 1, Gimpel heads to States

Mount Golf third in District 1, Gimpel heads to States

The following is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared in the Chestnut Hill Local. Read the full article here >>

In two rounds of golf in western Montgomery County last week, Mount Saint Joseph Academy senior Clare Gimpel tied for second place in the PIAA District 1 Individual Championships, claiming a berth at the state championships in York later this month.0

On Monday, Gimpel shot a one-over-par 72 at Raven's Claw Golf Club outside of Pottstown, and was tied atop the leaderboard with Ava O'Sullivan of Downingtown East High School. The next day, the second round was played five minutes away at Turtle Creek Golf Course, and here Gimpel carded a 76 for a total tournament score of 148.

On Tuesday O'Sullivan shot a 74 for a total of 146, claiming the championship while Gimpel and Pennsbury High School's Jade Gu were tied for second. It was the best individual finish for a Mount golfer since Isabella DiLisio won the district and state tournaments as a junior in 2013.

In 2019, the Mount Magic won both the District 1 and PIAA state team championships, but no repeats were on the cards for 2020. Unionville High School won not only the girls' but also the boys' district title last week. In many past years, more than one team from District 1 has been given a spot in the state team tournament, but this year only the top squad in the district will play in the PIAA championships.

The team scores for the district tourney were derived solely from the single round of play at Raven's Claw last Monday.

Article & photo by Tom Utescher

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