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Dallastown senior Blake Sebring has 18 holes left in his high school golf career.

He didn’t give any attention to that thought until he was asked about it after the first round of the PIAA Class 3-A Boys’ Golf Championship on Monday at Heritage Hills Golf Resort.

Of course, after battling windy and chilly conditions in the state tournament, he has more pressing thoughts to worry. Chief among those is the fact that he’s right in the thick of the individual state tournament after posting a 3-over-par 74, putting him just five strokes out of the lead and in a tie for eighth with one round to play.


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Over the past two months, York County sports fans have been witnesses to an historic high school season, and many of them probably aren’t even aware of it.

Why is that?

Because the sport is golf.

Golf is often considered a niché activity, reserved mostly for upper-income folks who can afford the expensive equipment and greens fees.

Spectators are usually minimal, limited mostly to friends, family and coaches, even for York-Adams League, District 3 or PIAA events. There are no bands, no cheerleaders, no packed stands and certainly no Friday night lights.


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Central York golf coach Sean Guerin said the PIAA East Regional Golf Tournament is all about surviving and advancing.

Of the four stages of postseason high school golf — league, districts, regionals and states — only the league and regional tournaments are a single round. So, in order to advance to the sport’s highest stage on the high school circuit, it all comes down to 18 holes in regional competition.

On Monday, seven York County golfers advanced past the regional stage, held at Golden Oaks Golf Club in Berks County, and will now move on to next week’s PIAA state tournament, held at Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York County.


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Spend just 10 minutes with Susquehannock junior Kendel Abrams and you’ll quickly understand what the game of golf truly means to her.

Abrams is a student of the game, not just a player of it. She looks for any sort of connection from the game’s past to relate to her own life. She also knows that it’s her duty, not just as a 16-year-old girl, but also an African-American, to help promote the sport to those from her own background.

It’s a sport that’s helped her travel around the country and compete against players from all over the world.


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In golf, a round can ultimately be determined by how well a course suits a player’s style.

It’s safe to say that Briarwood Golf Club’s East Course suits Central York junior Joe Parrini’s style just fine.

After being the low man during the Panthers’ York-Adams League team championship match last Wednesday at Briarwood, Parrini continued to dominate the course on Monday in the league individual championships. A hot stretch of four straight birdies late in his round took a good round and turned it into a great one. Parrini finished with a 3-under par 69, six strokes better than the nearest competitor.


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THOMASVILLE — The York-Adams League Golf Team Tournament is becoming a regular outing for Central York’s Joe Parrini.

It was just two years ago when Parrini was part of the league championship York Catholic squad. After transferring to Central York last year, he helped the Panthers capture the title.

Now, as a junior, Parrini was back again with his Central York teammates. Again, it was Parrini who helped his club repeat as champion.



The York Catholic golf team wrapped up the York-Adams League Division III title with a 57-stroke win on Thursday at South Hills Golf Course near Hanover.

Andrew Forjan and Jon Giambalvo finished first and second, respectively, for the Fighting Irish, pacing the team to a four-player team score of 308. Forjan shot a 72, while Giambalvo was just behind him with a 73. Josh Stewart’s 81 and Steven Nigro’s 82 were also taken for York Catholic’s team score. Bermudian Springs finished second at 365, followed by Fairfield’s 399.

Stewart’s 81 tied him for third with York Tech’s Abe Miller, while Nigro’s 82 was good for fifth.

York Catholic completed a perfect 30-0 D-III season. It’ll take part in Y-A League team tournament next week against Central York from Division I and Dover in Division II.


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Central York continued its dominance on the York-Adams League Division I golf scene on Wednesday, securing its third straight division title with a victory at Hanover Country Club.

The Panthers won the match with a four-person team score of 293, 38 strokes better than second-place Dallastown. Spring Grove finished a stroke behind the Wildcats to take third in its home match.


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The York Catholic golf team had little trouble securing the York-Adams League Division III title on Tuesday, winning by 52 strokes at Springwood Golf Course.

The Fighting Irish four-man team score of 303 was helped by having three players fire in the 70s. Only one other player, Alex May of York Tech, broke 80, shooting a 78. Bermudian Springs finished second with a 355, followed by Hanover’s 401.

York Catholic was led by Andrew Forjan, who shot the low round of 71, one stroke better than teammate Jon Giambalvo. The Fighting Irish’s Josh Stewart fired a 79.

The Irish improved to 25-0 in Division III action with one match left.

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Susquehannock High School junior Kendel Abrams recently played one of the great golf courses in the world.

The First Tee of Greater Baltimore sent Abrams to compete in the 2016 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links, which will play host to its sixth U.S. Open Championship in 2019.