Casi has best score again

Alexandra Casi of East Palestine fired a 74 to repeat as low scorer overall while winning her third straight 16-18 title.
VIENNA -- East Palestine's Alexandra Casi captured her third straight title in the girls 16-18 division of the Lee Wilkoff Memorial Junior Golf Tournament held Friday at Squaw Creek Country Club.
Casi, who a year ago fired an even-par 72 total for the low round of the tournament for both girls and boys, shot a 2-over-par 74 this year to win by three strokes. Her total also was again the best overall score of the tournament.
Kelly Baytos of Warren finished second to Casi with a 77, while Katie Dick of New Middletown was third with a 79.
Casi, who is headed to the University of Maryland on a golf scholarship, shot nine-hole scores of 36-38. The 36 was 1 under par on the front nine, but she was 3 over on the back nine.
Over 200 junior golfers took part in the tournament, now in its 10th season.
Kessler triumphs
The boys 16-18 age division winner was Seth Kessler of Liberty with a 75, winning in a playoff over Kyle Romig of Uniontown, who also shot 75. Michael Thomas of Warren and Drew Daberko of Uhrichsville each finished at 76. Richard Baroff of Liberty, Dan Ramun of Poland and John Metzinger of Youngstown were at 77.
In the boys 13-15 division, Tim Morrow of Austintown was the winner, shooting a 76, while Kurt Cameron of New Castle, Pa., and Tom Dunlap of East Liverpool each finished at 79.
David Kephart of Hubbard was the 10-12 boys winner, shooting a 40 for nine holes. John Watkins of Boardman was second with a 41, while Paul Cene finished third with a 44.
Rogner wins
The girls 13-15 division winner was Katie Rogner of Fowler with a 90, while Yvonne Goll of Salem took second with a 95. Christine Pulido of East Liverpool shot 96, and Mollie Boney of Youngstown had 98.
The girls 10-12 winner was Rachael Rohanna of North Lima with a 46, while Ariel Witmer also of North Lima was second with a 49. Jennifer Hudock of Canfield took third with a 58.

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