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Carson Bacha

Carson Bacha is just 15 years old.

Tuesday, Aug. 1, competing on possibly the biggest stage of his young golfing career, Bacha played with a poise that many older golfers would likely envy.

Bacha fired a 6-under-par 66 in the second round of the 42nd annual Boys’ Junior PGA Championship to vault up the leaderboard and into contention at one of the most storied junior golf events in the world.

The Central York standout is tied for sixth place in the 144-player field at The Country Club of St. Albans, Lewis and Clark Course, in Missouri. Bacha is at 6-under par overall (138) for the tournament after an opening-round 72 on Monday, July 31. He was tied for 30th after the first round.

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Will Gekas was trailing for the first time in the George Barton Match Play Championship.

Standing on the 10th tee at Grandview Golf Course, Gekas was facing a two-hole deficit in his title match against Justin Gruver.

Both players hit solid shots on the 150-yard, par 3 and enjoyed good birdie opportunities. Gekas was up first, and he made his 15-foot putt; Gruver then missed on his 10-footer.

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Brady St. Pierre picked up his first York County Junior Golf Association title of the 2017 season on Monday by winning the Mid-Summer Classic at Out Door Country Club.

St. Pierre and William Gekas both shot 74s, but St. Pierre captured the Blue Division 15-18 boys’ title on the first playoff hole. Both Gekas and St. Pierre are Central York High School standouts.

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William Gekas fired a 6-over-par 76 on Tuesday to win the Boys’ 15-18 Blue Division during the York County Junior Golf Association season-opening tournament at Cool Creek Golf Course.

Gekas earned a one-shot victory over Devin Peart. Dominic Ferro and Michael Robinson each shot 79s, but Ferro won the tiebreaker for third place.

In the Boys’ 15-18 White Division, Darin Wise took the title with a 77, while Ryan Menchey and Brandon Simmons each fired 79s. Menchey won the tiebreaker for second.

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Central York standout golfer Joe Parrini will continue his quest to qualify for the U.S. Open on June 5 during a sectional qualifier at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland.

Parrini, who will be a senior in the fall, will compete in 36 holes of stroke play during that day with a chance for a spot in the Open on the line. Players are ultimately vying for a berth during the 2017 Open June 15-18 at Erin Hills in Wisconsin.

The United States Open golf tournament is often referred to as the toughest test in the sport.

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Joe Parrini is enjoying a standout spring on the golf course.

The Central York High School standout fired the day’s low round, a 1-under-par 71 on Sunday, to help his Out Door Country Club team to a victory in the York County Amateur Golf Association Interclub Tournament.

The ODCC team finished with a 368 total, which was six shots better than Heritage Hills.

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Byron Markle

Byron Markle loved to golf.

It became the No. 1 athletic passion in his young life.

He was a standout player at Dallastown Area High School and hoped to make the sport into a career by majoring in professional golf management at Penn State.

That dream was tragically dashed nearly nine months ago when Markle was killed in a September automobile crash near State College.

He was just 20 years old.

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