Devon Prep, Unionville capture District One golf titles

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Unionville won the District 1 Class 3A boys’ golf championship on Wednesday.

Devon Prep brought home the individual and team titles from the District 1 Class 2A boys’ golf championship on Wednesday. Devon Prep freshman Ryan McCabe beat out Ben Wiseman of New Hope-Solebury by one stroke to claim the individual title. Devon Prep finished the two-day tournament with a team score of 311 at Turtle Creek Golf Course.

“During both days I felt like I was hitting my irons extremely well,” said McCabe, who finished 5-over par for the tournament. “I was able to stay focused and grind out a win against a great competitor in Ben Wiseman. I am so excited I was able to help my team secure the district title and look forward to regionals and states.”

The Tide and Holy Ghost Prep finished as co-champions of the Bicentennial Athletic League. It was announced last month that Devon Prep will be joining the Catholic League beginning with the 2018-19 school year.

“We are extremely proud of the entire team,” said Devon Prep head coach Brian Rogers. “They have worked so hard all season and have dedicated themselves to the process. It’s extra special for our seniors to finally achieve success. We are looking forward to the opportunity to continue our strong team play and advance to states.”

Spring-Ford senior Ben Pochet captured the District 1 Class 3A golf championship for the second straight season. He finished at 7-under 136 for the tournament, two strokes ahead of Central Bucks East junior Patrick Sheehan.

Unionville won the team event with a score of 289. The Indians finished the regular season with a perfect 14-0 record, won the Ches-Mont American Division and took first at the Ches-Mont Championships.

“I’ve been saying all year that we have some great talent,” said Unionville head coach James O’Rourke. “The team is looking forward to states in a few weeks.”

The Eastern Regional Tournament takes place next Monday at Golden Oaks Golf Club. The PIAA Championships are set for the week of Oct. 23.