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Golf Carves Out Win Against the Prep

Penn Charter Philadelphia high school Quaker Golf Inter-Ac Isztwan

OK, folks, so when's the rubber match?

In a rarity, Penn Charter and St. Joseph's Prep met for a pair of non-league golf matches two days apart. After falling by eight strokes Tuesday (243-235), on the Prep's home course at Philadelphia Country Club, the Quakers hosted Thursday's duel at Huntingdon Valley Country Club and carved out a 230-243 victory.

Both matches were played in outrageous-for-September temperatures. This time, the thermometer reached 95 degrees. Plus, there was major humidity and almost no wind.

The Isztwan brothers, junior Brian and eighth-grader Patrick, led the way with scores of 35 and 36, respectively. Patrick had a memorable moment on hole No. 2, a par 3. He dropped his tee shot within seven feet of the hole, then tapped home the putt for a birdie.

Junior Dante DiStefano posted a 38 and was the only competitor wearing long pants. Reason: Tuesday, he'd been stung by bees on the same spot of the same leg 45 minutes apart. While playing the same hole, too. (First to warm up, then during the match.)

PC's other highlight was provided by junior Blake Target. Making his debut as one of PC's eight match competitors, he shot a 40.

Meanwhile, if a rubber showdown is scheduled, we'll let you know. If not, PC will take comfort from the fact its overall score was five shots better.

Above, eighth-grader Patrick Isztwan lines up a 7-foot putt for a birdie. More photos.

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, fall sports on Friday September, 9, 2016 at 09:02AM
Tags:  golf, silary

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