The Ryan brothers of Norristown seem to like playing at Heritage Hills Golf Resort, the course in Springettsbury, York County that has played host to the PIAA Tournament since 2002.
Last fall, Caleb Ryan, a sophomore at Norristown, won a Philadelphia Section PGA Junior Tour stop at Heritage Hills the weekend before the PIAA East Regional at Golden Oaks Golf Club. Ryan then headed to Golden Oaks and earned a return trip to Heritage Hills for the state tournament.
He didn’t play as well in states as he had in the Junior Tour event, but he said he thinks the quirky Heritage Hills layout fits his game.
Well, apparently the same goes for younger brother Joshua. The Junior Tour added a spring stop at Heritage Hills for Good Friday and Joshua Ryan carded a 2-over 73 to win the 13-to-15 age group by two shots. Joshua Ryan’s round over the 6,312-yard, par-71 Heritage Hills layout included an eagle at the par-5 seventh hole and two birdies.
Big brother Caleb didn’t fare quite as well, although his 9-over 80 did earn him a top-10 finish in the 16-to-18 division. He ended up in a four-way tie for eighth.
Logan Paczewski of Dallas was the runnerup to Joshua Ryan in the 13-to-15 division with a solid 4-over 75. Eagan McDermott of East Brunswick, N.J. finished third with a 78.
Jon Lee of York, William Brown of Clarks Summit and Nick Hooper of Hellam shared fourth place, each posting a 79. Roy Anderson of Chadds Ford and Graham Calhoun of Lititz shared seventh place at 82. Edward Trumpbour of Villanova took ninth with an 84 and Karl Frisk of Spring Grove and M.J. Stivala of Dunmore rounded out the top 10 in a tie for 10th at 86.
Samuel Beauregard of Lancaster rode a hot start to a victory in the 16-to-18 division. Beauregard birdied four of the first seven holes at Heritage Hills on his way to a 3-over 74 that gave him a two-shot victory.
Garrett Engle of Harrisburg was the runnerup with a 76. Shawn Fedor of Lancaster had a 77 to take third and Alex VanScoy of Newark, Del. finished fourth with a 78.
Mason Wills of Lititz, Grant Gronka of Bloomsburg and Brock Fassnacht of Lititz finished in a tie for fifth, each carding a 79. Joining Caleb Ryan in the four-way tie for eighth were Bryan Donato of Chester Springs, Tyler Wassell of Lancaster and Casey Dao of Elkins Park.
Two Downingtown girls, Shae Cabaddu and Grace Hickey, both shot 92 with the victory in the 16-to-18 division going to Cabaddu in a match of cards. Cabaddu’s lower score on the back nine was the difference.
Alexandra Lowder of Wrightsville finished third with a 93, Cailey Roman of York was fourth with a 95, Olivia Wirsching of Blue Bell was fifth with a 96 and Emma Nemitz of Madison Township was sixth with a 99. Jessica McClellan of Freeland took seventh with a 102 and Alexandra Schaffer of Lancaster was eighth with a 115.
Kathleen Mark of Media birdied the par-5 second hole on her way to a 99 that gave her top honors in the 13-to-15 division. McKylie Boreman of New Cumberland and Caitlyn Hagerty of Glen Mills shared runnerup honors, each carding a 101.
Kelsey McConaghy of Palmyra finished fourth with a 110 and Lillian McNally was fifth at 112.
Isaak Bloom of Bellefonte made his Junior Tour debut a winning one as he bested the field of nine-holers with a 6-over 42. Benjamin Saggers of West Chester was the runnerup with a 44.
Julien de Brechard of Brooklyn, N.Y. finished third with a 45 and Ana O’Sullivan of Exton was fourth with a 47. Hunter Probst of Bear Creek and Sydney Yermish of Wynnewood shared fifth place, each posting a 48 and Tyler Fortney of Fayetteville took seventh with a 49.
Heather Sanbower of Chambersburg finished eighth with a 50 and Megan Adelman of Bryn Mawr and Rachel Joyce of Quakertown rounded out the top 10 as they tied for ninth at 51.