Here are the cards from the 2010 PIAA Golf Championships at Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York.

The link will take you to all of the results. Click on the tabs at the bottom of the page to find the results for team and individual scores.

The recap:

Pittson Area junior Brandon Matthews shot a 4-under 67 to sweep past the field and claim the boys’ title at the 2010 PIAA Golf Championships Tuesday at Heritage Hills Golf resort in York.

And two-time runner-up Aurora Kan finally got her PIAA title after a wild 79 placed her in a three-way playoff with friends Gabriella DiMarco of West Chester East and Stani Schiavone of Bangor, all at 7-over 151. Kan won the playoff on the second hole.

Matthews posted seven birdies in his second-day round to finish with a 36-hole total of 139. That tied for the second-best 36-hole score in PIAA Championships history along with Bobby McWhinnie of Upper St. Clair (69-70) in 2000 and current PGA Tour pro Jim Furyk of Manheim Twp. (68-71) in 1987. The 36-hole record is 138 by Blaine Peffley of Cedar Crest, who shot 65-73 while capturing the 2001 PIAA title.

Matthews’ 67 is the first 67 shot in a PIAA championship round, and is third to Peffley’s PIAA record 65 in 2001 and a 66 by Robert Schoener of Allentown (11) in the third round of the 1951 PIAA Championships.

Matthews is Pittston’s first PIAA golf champion and the fourth individual state champion in school history. He is also the first PIAA champion of the 2010-2011 school year; the girls’ playoff finished after Matthews had completed his second round.

Kan held a 3-stoke lead of DiMarco after the opening, but posted a triple-bogey 8 on the second hole that helped to close the gap between her and field. In fact, Kan, who will attend Purdue University, was in danger of losing in regulation, but knocked down consecutive birdies on the final two holes to join the playoff.

All three players had a par on the first hole, but Kan was able to sink a 12-foot birdie putt to win the title, her first and Chichester’s first in state golf. Kan is Chichester’s first female state champion; Chichester’s four previous PIAA titles came in boys’ swimming and diving and boys’ track and field.

In team golf, Council Rock North won the boys’ title while Central Bucks East claimed the girls’ title.

North shot consecutive 308s to post a two-day score of 616, overtaking Peters Twp. (622). Peters Twp. had a two-stroke lead entering the final day but shot a 316 on the second day. North’s winning team members were Zach Herr (72-72-144, 7th in individuals), Brandon Dalinka (75-71-146, tie 8th individual), freshman Erica Herr (79-78-157, tie 5th in girls individual) and Austin Birky (82-87-169).

I’m not sure whether Erica Herr is the first girl to win a boys’ gold medal in a PIAA championship event. I tend to doubt it, but right now I don’t have the research to either confirm or deny that.

Central Bucks East easily beat Fox Chapel 689-706 for the girls’ title. The team of Ashley Cassidy (79-84-163, 12th individuals), Jordan Giatt (86-83-169, tie 18th individuals), Francesca Ruscio (85-84-169, did not qualify for individual states) and Stephanie Yocum (89-99-188) claimed the championship.

The Council Rock North team title is the school’s first in golf and third overall for the school. Central Bucks East also won its school’s first PIAA golf championship and the 21st overall PIAA title.
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