Jackson Fox And McKayla Kerle Conclude Fine Golf Seasons In District Championships (Posted 10/09/20)

Clarion Area Bobcat Golfers Jackson Fox and McKayla Kerle concluded their 2020 seasons at the recently held District Nine Golf Championships.

(Image by Justine Fox) Jackson Fox driving off the tee in the opening round

Jackson competed in the final round of the District Nine Boys Class-AA Championships, on Saturday (October 3rd), at Bavarian Hills Golf Course in St. Marys. Jackson advanced to Saturday’s round by finishing in the top 12, in the opening round on Monday (September 28th). He finished the competition in ninth place with a 36-hole total of 166, shooting an 81 in the first round and an 85 in round-two.

Bobcat Devon Lauer also competed in the first round of Districts.

(Image by Justine Fox) Coach Jay Kerle, Jackson Fox, Devon Lauer as they are about to head out to Districts

Clarion-Limestone’s Hayden Callen is advancing to States after finishing fifth with a 157 total. His Lions’ teammate Hayden Siegel finished sixth with a 160. Kurt Barner, from Kane, was the medalist with a 150 total.

(Image courtesy of Chris Wechtenheiser – Courier-Express) McKayla watching a drive

McKayla finished fourth in theDistrict Nine Girls Class-AA Championships, held this past Monday (October 5th), at Punxsutawney Country Club recording a 105. McKayla finished second last season, advancing to States.

This year the district was given three slots for States provided the golfer shot under 100. Medalist Christina McGinnis, from Clearfield, who shot a 95 and second place finisher Natale Chittester, of Kane with a 98 are the only two advancing to the State Finals.

(Image by Jackie Kerle) McKayla teeing off on number 12 at Punxutawney.

Coach and mother Jackie Kerle said (Monday) was a sad day. McKayla didn’t play her best- she had an 11 on the third hole. She tried to hang in there and give it a fighting chance, but the greens were super quick and unforgiving.  Overall she had a pretty good season, but making states was definitely a goal for her.

The Punxsutawney Girls won the team title with a 357. They are coached by Brad Constantino, brother of Clarion Area teacher Dave Constantino, who has coached different sports for the Bobcats.

(Congratulations to McKayla and Jackson of fine seasons and to Hayden also for moving on!!!!)   

(Image by Jackie Kerle) McKayla with the two players that advanced