Montgomery, Shevlin, Gianelos, Conners advance to states


Bishop Shanahan’s Ryan Conners went to a sudden-death playoff to qualify for the PIAA championship.

FLEETWOOD – Downingtown East senior Wills Montgomery fired a one-under 71 to finish in a tie for fourth place at the PIAA Eastern Regional Class AAA Boys Golf Championship at Golden Oaks GC Monday, one of four Ches-Mont golfers to move on to the state tournament.

Montgomery finished four shots behind individual champion Ben Pochet of Spring-Ford, the District 1-AAA champion who mastered the demanding Golden Oaks layout with a 5-under 67 to finish three shots clear of the field.

Other Ches-Mont golfers making the cut for the state tournament – slated for next Monday and Tuesday at Heritage Hills Golf  Club and Resort in York, were Rustin’s Luke Shevlin (73, tied for 11th), Unionville’s Nick Gianelos (74, tied for 16th) and Bishop Shanahan’s Ryan Conners (76, tied for 21st). Conners advanced by virtue of a sudden death playoff.

Kennett senior Evan Brown, the Ches-Mont individual champion, fell five shots of the cut line with an 81.

At Golden Oaks GC (Fleetwood) Par 72
1. Ben Pochet (Spring-Ford) 67
2. JT Spina (Pope John Paul II) 70
2. Sam Beauregard (Manheim Twp.) 70
4. Wills Montgomery (Downingtown East) 71
4. Victor Tavares (Nazareth) 71
6. Joe Parrini (Central York) 72
6. Caleb Ryan (Norristown) 72
6. Alex Pillar (Wallenpaupack) 72
6. Alex Seelig (Exeter) 72
6. Campbell Wolf (Cumberland Valley) 72
11. Luke Shevlin (Rustin) 73
11. Kyle Vance (Methacton) 73
11. Luke Hoffnagle (Spring Grove) 73
11. David Kim (Upper Dublin) 73
11. Ron Robinson (North Penn) 73
16. Nick Gianelos (Unionville) 74
16. Timmy Cooper (Central Dauphin) 74
16. Kevin Scherr (Nazareth) 74
19. Carson Bacha (Central York) 75
19. Thomas Lakata (Allentown Central Catholic) 75
*21. Ryan Conners (Bishop Shanahan) 76
*21. Eric Cichocki (Emmaus) 76
*21. Evan Greenplate (Dallastown) 76
*21. Blake Sebring (Dallastown) 76
*Advanced to PIAA tournament after playoff
Missed the cut
Evan Brown (Kennett) 81
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