H.S. Golf: Petrovich 'proud' as career culminates at states


H.S. Golf: Petrovich ‘proud’ as career culminates at states

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Kennedy Petrovich capped her high school golf career at the Class 2A state tournament with mixed emotions. While she felt proud to have made it to the state level, she couldn’t help but lament a few missed putts at Penn State’s White Course.

Reflecting on her performance, Petrovich admitted, ‘My putting wasn’t very good today. I couldn’t make putts drop on the back nine, and that’s what really hurt me.’

Despite her putting struggles, Petrovich managed to stay competitive with birdies on the par-5 third and 10th holes, offset by bogeys on five of her final eight holes. She reflected, ‘A lot of the par 5s went pretty well for me. I was proud of myself about that.’

Petrovich also showcased her prowess by paring seven holes and feeling content with her drives and approach shots. Her journey to the state championships had shown significant improvement, as she finished 13th with a 26-over-par score in the previous year’s competition.

Looking back on her high school golf career, which began as a Shamokin independent golfer, Petrovich recalled, ‘Just trying to petition for a Shamokin team when I was a freshman was kind of awesome.’ She expressed her pride in her school’s golf program’s growth and success, adding, ‘Being able to golf for Shamokin from my sophomore year to senior year was awesome. I’m proud of my team for how far they’ve come.’

For Petrovich, her golf journey symbolized more than personal achievement. She said, ‘We don’t have many sports that get to compete at states at Shamokin. I’m proud of myself for coming here and showing Shamokin can do it.’

In the same event, Warrior Run senior Hannah Rabb, a four-time District 4 champion and the 2022 state champion, tied for second place with a two-day total of 145, just one over par. Anna Swan from North East, last year’s state runner-up, clinched the victory with a one-under 143.



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