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Central York freshman Carson Bacha carried his dominance

Central York’s Carson Bacha took home first place in this past weekend’s Pittsburgh Jr. Challenge at Birdsfoot Golf Club.

The freshman was the only player to shoot under par for the two-day event, posting a 1-under 143 two-round total, good for an eight-stroke win in the boys’ 14-15 division. The event is part of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour.



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Brewvino buys Grandview Golf Course Presser

Former York County Commissioner Steve Chronister still remembers those childhood days when he would try to sneak in 54 holes at Grandview Golf Club before the sun went down.

Now, Chronister is part of the team that owns and manages the golf club.

BrewVino LLC announced its acquisition of Grandview Golf Club on Wednesday from inside its restaurant at the clubhouse.


, 505-5402/@P_StroheckerYAIAA Team Championship

While much of Pennsylvania sitting under a blanket of snow on Thursday, Central York junior Joe Parrini had warmer thoughts on his mind.

To start, he was comfortably away from all of the white stuff in Naples, Florida, where he spends the winter and spring months honing his golf skills, while taking online classes through Central York.

More importantly, however, he was thinking about his golf future, which will also take place in a sunny climate.


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In the program’s history, the Central York golf team had never even made it to the PIAA Boys’ Class 3-A State Championship until this year.

That, in itself, was a feat.

Still, head coach Sean Guerin and the players felt they had as good a chance as any to capture the state title. So, when the Panthers wound up taking third place overall with a four-player team score of 307 at Heritage Hills Golf Resort on Wednesday, there was reason to be disappointed.

“It’s a little disappointing to come up a little bit short at the end,” Guerin said. “But, like you said, the third-best team in the state, man, that’s quite an accomplishment for these young kids.”


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In an individual golf tournament, each player acts as his or her own team.

Without others to rely on, the player is left to find any and every advantage possible. That can manifest itself in actions such as upgrading equipment and taking lessons.

One of the real advantages to the sport is often referred to as “local knowledge.”

With Tuesday’s PIAA individual state golf championships being held at York’s Heritage Hills Golf Resort, Central York junior Julianne Lee carried that edge in her bag.


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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.