Cox reaches regional
The Emmaus golf team competed in last week’s District 11 Class 3A Championship Tournament.
The Hornets finished fourth as a team led by freshman Michelle Cox, who shot 82 for third place in the girls tournament.
Four Emmaus boys golfers also competed in the individual district tournament. Junior Luke Lanzone and senior Connor Wambold were the team’s top finishers at the event as both shot 91 to tie for 25th place. Senior Jake Caversly shot 92 at districts and freshman Sean Jaeger shot 95 in the tournament, which held at Olde Homestead Golf Course last Wednesday after a postponement on Monday moved the event from Lehigh Country Club.
The Hornets finished with a teams score of 356. Liberty won the District 11 Class 3A team title with a score of 324, followed by Northampton (346) and Blue Mountain (350).
Nazareth’s Collin Seip fired a 2-over par 74 for the boys individual title, while Blue Mountain’s Sophie Ursulak shot 77 to win the girls title.
In Class 2A, William Mirams (Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg) shot 3-under par 69 for the gold medal, while Central Catholic’s Emilie Wright won the girls title with a 97. Moravian Academy took the Class 2A team title with a 319. Tamaqua was second at 397.
Cox third-place finish earned the freshman a spot in Monday’s PIAA East Regional Championships at Golden Oaks Golf Course in Fleetwood. She shot 89 at the regional and came up one stroke short of moving on to next week’s state tournament.
The Hornets end the season with a 15-1 record in dual matches and as the regular season champion in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.
Emmaus graduates some key seniors from this year’s team in Caverly and Wambold, along with classmates Nicholas Brusko, Matthew Hudak and Tristan Keopraseut. The Hornets should remain one of the league and district’s tops teams again next season with the return of Lanzone, Cox and Jaeger, along with several other talented underclassmen.