NORTH EAST - Warren's girls golf team finished seventh at Thursday's North East Invitational at Green Meadows Golf Course.
"It is never fun to come in so far from the top team," said Warren coach Tom Smoulder, whose Dragons were led by Megan Smoulder's 18-hole 95 and Morgan Smith's 96; both golfers have qualified for the District 10 Tournament on Oct. 9 in Cambridge Springs.
"However, my girls are improving and shooting solid scores," said Smoulder. "Meg's and Morgan's 90's today are always considered respectable at the high school level. The other three have come a long way. Their efforts today make me proud. We have a young team of five sophomores who have the drive and skills to make Lady Dragons golf something to look forward to in the up-and-coming years."
Mercyhurst Prep won the nine-team invitational with a team score of 350, one stroke ahead of Villa Maria.
Team results: Mercyhurst Prep 350, Villa Maria 351, McDowell 384, Hickory 391, Meadville 405, Fort LeBoeuf 427, Warren 431, Reynolds NA, North East NA
WARREN (431): Megan Smoulder 95, Morgan Smith 96, Libby Hammond 107, Kaitlyn Hecei 133, Clancy Fyock 134
Top individuals: Megan Moylan (North East) 79, Rosy Hearns (Hickory) 81, Georgia Capotis (Mercyhurst Prep) 82, Annie Ciacchini 84
Eisenhower boys golf
Eisenhower finished tied for fourth in the Region 5 final standings after a fifth-place finish at the last Mega Match of the season at North Hills in Corry.
Jacob Linkerhof led the Knights with an 18-hole 89 - which put the sophomore in 11th place in the region averages for the season. The top eight qualified for districts.
Eisenhower had its highs and lows in a rebuilding year. In the last Mega Match, the Knights didn't shoot their best scores of the year or their worst.
Team scores: Titusville 327, Corry 346, Franklin 378, Rocky Grove 391, Eisenhower 401
Eisenhower: Jacob Linkerhof 89, Hunter Keppel 103, Damiond Zimmerman 103, Trevor Flinn 106, Ethan Black 114
Medalist: Matt McCord (Titusville) 76, Seth Melendacher (Titusville) 81, Eric McGinnis (Titusville) Taite Foley (Titusville) 85, Nolan Pike (Corry) 85, Nick Mook (Franklin) 85
Final standings: 1. Titusville 25, 2. Corry 20, 3. Franklin 14, 4. Eisenhower 8, Rocky Grove 8