Olivia Zambruno of Greensburg CC Repeats as PIAA Girls Golf Champ

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | 1:19 PM

Junior Olivia Zambruno has become the golden girl on the links. Three weeks after repeating as WPIAL Girls Class AA champion, she was able to repeat as PIAA Class AA champion Tuesday at the Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York. Her two day total was 153, ten strokes better than runner-up Amber Hess of Keystone. She was the only WPIAL golfer to win gold, but a pair of Boys Class AA golfer finished in the Top 3 as 2014 WPIAL winner Chris Tanabe of Quaker Valley finished second with a 150, four strokes behind champion Nate Mennon of Wyomissing while 2015 WPIAL champion Jason Li finished third with a 151. WPIAL Girls AAA champion Marissa Balish finished in third place with a 154.

Beside Zambruno wining Girls AA and Mennon winning Boys AA, Steve Cerbara of Holy Ghost Prep edged Geoff Rice of Great Valley in a one hole playoff to win Boys AAA with a 147 while Brynne Walker of Radnor won Girls AAA with a 150.

Here are how the district golfers fared at the two day PIAA state individual golf championships. The PIAA state team finals set for Wednesday, have been postponed until Thursday.


T-7th:  Palmer Jackson (Franklin Regional) – 153

T-9th:  Noah Firmstone (Moon) – 154

T-9th:  Brady Pevarnik (Latrobe) – 154

14th:  Alec Stopperich (Peters Township) – 156

T-18th:  Justin Guzik (Penn-Trafford) – 160

T-26th:  Connor Schmidt (Peters Township) – 164

T-26th:  Alex Lawson (Fox Chapel) – 164

T-32nd:  Jimmy Meyers (Pittsburgh Central Catholic) – 165

34th:  Tanner Johnson (Peters Township) – 167


2nd:  Chris Tanabe (Quaker Valley) – 150

3rd:  Jason Li (Sewickley Academy) – 151

4th:  Evan Long (Laurel) – 153

7th:  Mike Kondratik (Charleroi) – 159

T-13th:  Cody Dobbin (Burgettstown) – 163

T-16th:  Declan Hickton (Sewickley Academy) – 167

T-22nd:  Sam Smallhoover (Bishop Canevin) – 167

T-28th:  Luke Dziak (Bentworth) – 170

T-28th:  Tucker Skerbetz (Laurel) – 170

T-31st:  Austin Lis (Burgettstown) – 172

T-31st:  Scott Brown (Sewickley Academy) – 172

T-34th:  Liam Shea (Carmichaels) – 175


3rd:  Marissa Balish (Hampton) – 154

T-4th:  Mia Kness (Peters Township) – 155

T-4th:  Maddy McDanel (Central Valley) – 155

7th:  Lauren Freyvogel (Pine-Richland) – 157

10th:  Megan Leto (North Allegheny) – 163

12th:  Caroline Wrigley (North Allegheny) – 166


CHAMP:  Olivia Zambruno (Greensburg Central Catholic) – 153

3rd:  Marissa Kirkwood (Neshannock) – 164

6th:  Audrey Dougherty (Freeport) – 172

7th:  Katie Carlson (Avonworth) – 176

13th:  Annika Erdely (Frazier) – 187

17th:  Abby Zambruno (Greensburg Central Catholic) – 193


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