Milton’s Behnert wins D4 AA girls golf title

Katie Behnert of Milton earned the District 4 Class AA girls golf title Saturday at Eagles Mere CC, shooting a 96 for a 36-hole total of 188. The first round was held on Thursday, which also decided the team competition.

Behnert beat Loyalsock’s Hannah Zurich by 13 strokes. Zurich shot a 103 in the second round. Both qualified for the PIAA Eastern regional on Oct. 16 at Golden Oaks Golf Club in Fleetwood. Mackenzie Mathna of Warrior Run also qualified with a 36-hole score of 205.

The only other area qualifier came in Class AA boys, where Wellsboro’s Zach Bower shot an 83 for a 166 total, good enough for third place and one stroke better than the 4-way playoff to decided the final 3 qualifiers.

Other District 4 champions were Austin Renz of Danville in Class AA boys, C.J. Tyler of Shikellamy in Class AAA boys, and Raven Fatool of Shikellamy in Class AAA girls. Renz had the lowest overall score of any competitor with a 149, one stroke better than Tyler.