Tyrone Golf Ties Hollidaysburg For the Mountain League Title

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Braeton Miles

Tyrone Freshman Kaleb Sweitzer

After three matches, the Tyrone Golf team will share the Mountain League “chip” with Hollidaysburg following 328-328 tie at Sinking Valley Country Club this past Monday, September 12th.

The two squads were already tied going into the match, so the 2022 Mountain League Title will officially be shared by Hollidaysburg and Tyrone.

Tyrone senior Cassidy Miksich led the team, carding a 75 for the Eagles, followed by Williamsburg junior RJ. Royer with an 82.

I felt pretty confident going into the match. I was hitting the ball really well on the range. Going into the back nine, I felt I finished the front pretty strong and knew I had a good score coming.”

— Tyrone freshman Kaleb Sweitzer

Hollidaysburg’s Weston Eberhart was not a key threat to Tyrone after carding an 84.

Tyrone sophomore Sam Crilly was absent from the match due to an arm injury. Tyrone freshman Kaleb Sweitzer and Tyrone senior, Cyrus Ahlert, stepped up after Crilly’s injury. Sweitzer carded an 85 and Ahlert carded an 86.

“Our team fought hard today. We had two career bests, Kaleb (85) and Maverick (94). Cassidy also helped us out with her 75. We were so close to beating a very strong Altoona team and our tie gave us a share of the Mountain League Championship. That is always our first goal, to win the Mountain League. Next goal, is to play well as a team and move on to districts as a team,” said Tyrone Head Coach Michael Funicelli.

After dropping to second place, Tyrone knew they needed a turnaround to have a chance for the Mountain League title. Tyrone and Hollidaysburg both finished their season with 26 wins under their belts leading to a chip for both teams.

Going into the postseason, Tyrone is going to have to put in some work to go back-to-back in district titles.

“I felt pretty confident going into the match. I was hitting the ball really well on the range. Going into the back nine, I felt I finished the front pretty strong and knew I had a good score coming. I feel very well about going into the postseason. If everyone plays well, we will 100% make it pretty far,” said Sweitzer.

Sweitzer is a next-up competitor for the team. Despite being a freshman, he is determined to be a low-scoring golfer. He not only puts the work in during practice, but he shows his skills out on the course during matches.

The team’s next match will be for sectionals at Ebensburg Country Club Thursday, September 22.