Golf Places 2nd at PAISAA State Championship

Monday, November 1, 2021
Argyle Downes ’23 at The Golf Course at Glen Mills

On a beautiful but brisk day for golf, Mercersburg’s golf team came in second out of 11 schools at the 2021 Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association State Championship November 1 at The Golf Course at Glen Mills in Glen Mills, PA. Argyle Downes ’23 shot a 77 to place third in the individual standings.

Downes and Josh Pethel ’22 carded identical 39s on the front nine to push Mercersburg into the thick of things. Downes shot 38 on the back nine for a 77, which was behind only overall medalist Ajeet Bagga of Germantown Academy (69) and second-place finisher Hunter Stenson of Episcopal Academy (75). Pethel was sixth after turning in an 80. Nick Barnes ’22 posted an 81. Kenneth Yonke ’22 shot an 83, and Jason Jones posted a 42 on the front nine before finishing with a 90.

Germantown Academy (230 strokes) was the only team to finish ahead of the Blue Storm (240). Malvern Prep (245) was third, followed by Shipley (247), Episcopal (248), and Hill (249).

The event was the fall finale for the Blue Storm, which will pick things back up in the spring.