Central Catholic’s Salvitti places 2nd in PIAA golf tourney

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | 9:18 PM

The WPIAL golfers were shut out of first-place titles at the PIAA championships for a second consecutive year.

The best finish in Class 3A was by Central Catholic senior Rocco Salvitti, who placed second in Class 3A to Dylan Ramsey of Cedar Crest.

Ramsey shot a two-round 4-under-par 140.

He was 1-over during the second round on a cold and windy day at Penn State’s White Course.

Salvitti, the WPIAL champion, shot a 1-under 71 during the final round and finished at 3-under 141.

Central Catholic’s Connor Walker and Butler’s Hunter Swidzinski tied sixth at 4-over 148.

Plum’s Wes Lorish and Peters Township’s Colton Lusk tied for 10th at 5-over 149. Upper St. Clair’s Neil Joon and Moon’s Zack Ross tied for 19th at 6-over 150.

Penn-Trafford junior Nick Turowski placed 24th, stumbling on the back nine of the White Course.

The Class 3A girls winner was Lower Merion’s Sydney Yermish with a 5-under 139.

South Fayette senior Marissa Malosh tied for fourth with Peters Township’s Ellie Benson and Elizabeth Forward’s Mya Morgan at 5-over 149, and North Allegheny’s Katie Rose Rankin finished seventh at 6-over 150.

The Class 2A tournament was held on the Blue Course.

Devon Prep’s Nick Ciocca took top honors finishing with a 6-under 138. Slippery Rock’s Jacob Wolak was second at 5-under.

Uniontown’s Logan Voytish was the WPIAL’s top finisher. He placed sixth with a 3-over 147. Eden Christian Academy’s Luke Gronbeck was 10th at 7-over 151, and WPIAL champion Hunter Jurica (Derry) placed 15th at 10-over 154.

He shot a 1-over 73 during the second round.

Winning the Class 2A girls was Warrior Run’s Hannah Robb at even-par 144.

WPIAL champion Eva Bulger of Quaker Valley tied for seventh at 16-over, and Greensburg Central Catholic’s Izzy Aigner was 12th at 24-over.

Paul Schofield is a TribLive reporter covering high school and college sports and local golf. He joined the Trib in 1995 after spending 15 years at the Daily Courier in Connellsville, where he served as sports editor for 14 years. He can be reached at pschofield@triblive.com.

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