MEADVILLE - Warren was again third in the four-team Region 3 girls golf Mega Match on Monday at Meadville Country Club, but had some highlights and good news come out of the match.
Based on region averages, both Morgan Smith and Megan Smoulder have qualified for the District 10 tournament Oct. 9 at Riverside Golf Club in Cambridge Springs.
On Monday, Smith led Warren with a nine-hole 49 and Smoulder shot a 51 for a third-place 212 out of its top four golfers. McDowell was top team with 198, followed closely by second-place Meadville's 201. Strong Vincent shot 339.
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From left, Morgan Smith and Megan Smoulder have qualified for the D-10 Girls Golf Tournament on Oct. 9 based on their third- and fourth-place region averages.
"The scores from all the teams were high tonight due to unfavorable windy conditions and fairways that were just aerated," said Warren coach Tom Smoulder. "However, it was very exciting to see Megan and Morgan qualify for districts. Plus, we had a fantastic showing from Libby Hammond, who fought hard to shoot a 51.
"At districts, only the best score out of our region will go to the next level," said Smoulder. "I would say Morgan and Megan stand a pretty good chance considering they finished the Mega Matches with the third and fourth best averages in our region."
Also for Warren, Katelyn Hecei shot a 61, Clancy Fyock 63 and Abby Cromwell 75.
McDowell's Megan Kaverman was medalist at 45 with Meadville's Lacey Latta close behind at 46. Warren's Smith was third best on the day.