Anthony DeGol had another great performance in the Pennsylvania Amateur held earlier this week at Rolling Green Golf Club near Philadelphia.
DeGol, a Hollidaysburg graduate and current Penn State player, entered Wednesday's final round four shots behind but battled back to gain a tie for the lead with nine holes remaining. He eventually finished the tournament in a tie for fifth place - his third top-five finish in as many years in this prestigious tournament.
DeGol's play over the past couple of years has been impressive.
In addition to his results in the state amateur, DeGol has qualified to play in the USGA Public Links Championship in each of the past two years. He was also the leading scorer on Penn State's golf team last year as a junior, and he'll return in the fall for his last year of eligibility.
Next week, DeGol will be competing in the historic Canadian Amateur championship, which begins Tuesday in Ontario. The tournament will be contested over two courses (Camelot Country Club and Outaouais Golf Club).
DeGol has been putting up some very impressive performances recently on some of golf's biggest stages.
I wouldn't be surprised to see another great finish for him next week north of the border.
During a practice round for last week's Iron Masters' Classic, Bedford's Josh Leibfreid was putting together a pretty impressive round.
He came to the par-4 18th hole needing a birdie to tie Ed Smith's course record of 64. Leibfreid, head of Allegeny College's golf program, actually finished one better - he holed out his wedge shot for an eagle and a new course record of 9-under par, 63.
Congratulations to him.
Summit next up
Steve DeStefano and Jay Pheasant will be at Summit Country Club in Cresson this weekend to defend the title they won last year.
Club pro Randy Repko will preside over the club's 19th Annual Classic event that is scheduled for 18 holes of play on both Saturday and Sunday.
Other teams competing in the championship flight include Artie Fink and Todd Homan, Anthony DeGol and Bernie DiLoreto, Ken Fisher and Ben DelBaggio III, David DeGol, Jr., and Frank Frontino and Brett Smith and Doug Simanski.
Ken Love covers the local golf scene for the Mirror. His column runs on Fridays.