The Shady Side Academy boys varsity golf team won the WPIAL Class AAA Team Semifinal at River Forest Country Club on Monday, Oct. 12, and will advance to the WPIAL Team Championship on Thursday.
Nine teams competed at River Forest, with the top three teams advancing. SSA earned first place with a team score of 381, marking the fourth straight year the team will compete in the WPIAL finals in search of its first WPIAL title.
SSA was led by senior Adam Lauer, who shot a 3-under 68 and was the lowest scorer of the day by four strokes. Senior Charles Troutman shot 73, junior Wes Warden shot 79, junior Will Badeer shot 79, senior Garrett Fuhrer shot 82 and junior Charlie Karet shot 85.
Other teams advancing out of the River Forest semifinal were Fox Chapel (388) and Norwin (396). Three teams also advanced out of the other semifinal, held at Champion Lakes Golf Club: Central Catholic (384), Franklin Regional (385) and Peters Township (401). These five teams will join SSA in the WPIAL Class AAA Boys Golf Team Championship at Cedarbrook Golf Course on Thursday, Oct. 15.
Good luck to Head Coach Mark Hessler and the team at the championship!