Belle Vernon's Manown fails to qualify for regionals
Belle Vernon Area's Kirby Manown won't be participating in the PIAA Individual golf tournament this year.
That's because the BVA senior failed to make the cut in the WPIAL Class AAA Individual finals Wednesday at Fox Chapel.
Manown, who finished ninth in the WPIAL as a sophomore and fourth as a junior, shot a 10-over-par 80 at Fox Chapel and missed the qualifying cut by three strokes.
Manown shot scores of 41 on both the front and back nines
Central Catholic's Brent Rodgers won the AAA crown with an even-par round of 70. Rodger shot 36-34 to beat runner-up Matt Holuta by one stroke. Holuta shot 36-35-71.
Rodgers, a junior, is a budding long-drive competitor who has been known to routinely launch drives of 400 yards.
She had four birdies in his winning round.
Rounding out the top five were Upper St. Clair's Thomas Steve (72) and Latrobe's Will Wears and Chad Kissell, both with a 74.
Rodgers led a group of 14 golfers to shoot 77 or better n the field of 36 golfers and move on to the PIAA Western Finals Oct. 15 at Tom's Run Golf Course.
Going into the tournament, Manown had been playing some of his best golf as his previous two nine-hole rounds for the BVA golf team produced scores of 32 and 34.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Penguins lose hard-fought game to Blue Jackets in overtime
- Unsung backups provide boost for Steelers defensive line
- Former Pirates pitcher Happ agrees to $36 million, 3-year deal with Blue Jays
- Unabashed church pastors put politics front and center
- Pitt falls flat in finale loss to Miami
- Body found in Allegheny River in Harrison
- Starkey: Flashback Friday for Pitt
- Republicans roll dice as Trump headlines Pennsylvania Society event
- Puppy, pals come to rescue of Lower Burrell firefighters
- Contractor eyes early finish to work on New Stanton interchange of Interstate 70
- Gilbert, son of ex-Pitt football standout, commits to Panthers