Fiamoncini ties for 13th at D4 golf
WILLIAMSPORT - Bryce Fiamoncini hoped to improve his standing following Saturday's second round in the District 4 Individual Tournament at the Williamsport Country Club.
However, the Mount Carmel Area High School junior, playing as part of the co-op agreement with Lourdes Regiona, matched his Thursday round score of 87 and in the process gained a wealth of experience competing against some of the top golfers in the region.
"This was a great learning experience and there's no doubt how much I benefitted from competing against this group of golfers," Fiamoncini said. "I was hoping to better my score, and while that didn't happen, I didn't do worse. Today's conditions, especially with the wind, made shot selection and picking the right club that much more important, another valuable lesson I learned."
The junior held his own over the demanding course, hurting himself with a triple bogey on the final hole.
"There were three holes where mental errors rather than physical ones made the differance in his scoring," veteran Lourdes' coach William Korbich said. "His play was consistent over the two days of competition and I thought he did well today considering the brisk wind and cold conditions. The triple bogey on his final hole hurt because he would have certainly bettered his previous round score.
"He will continue to improve with continued play and improving on his mental approach to the game."
Danville's Austin Renz captured the AA individual title with a two-day total of 146, while Central Columbia's Derek Duttry was the silver medalist with a 154 and the bronze medal was garnered by Danville's Robbie Seebold at 155. Other regional qualifiers included Central Columbia's C.J. Hollister; Montgomery's Alex Worthington; and Lewisburg's Russell Nash.
C.J. Tyler of Shikellamy won the boys AAA title with a two-day total of 148 (72-76) and the other regional qualifier was Selinsgrove's Justin Geedey (79-76) 156. The Braves' Raven Fatool was the lone AAA girls qualifier with a (88-92) 180.
Advancing in AA girls were Taylor Krout (80-86) 166 and Taylor Daskivich (86-89) 175 of Loyalsock, and Milton's Katie Behnert (87-96) 183.