By The Daily Item
EAGLES MERE -- The Danville golf team is golden once again as the Ironmen easily defended their District 4 Class AA team title by beating Wellsboro, 336-360, Thursday at Eagles Mere Country Club.
The Class AAA title was won by Selinsgrove. The Seals totaled 347 points to 356 for runner up Shikellamy, last year's district champ.
Danville senior Austin Renz was the top scorer on the day with a 75, six strokes ahead of Lewisburg's Ben Apple.
Renz advances to Saturday's championship round along with teammates Gavin Geiger (83), Kyle Brady (86) and Mark Mullery (92).
Leading the way in the Class AAA individual competion was Shikellamy's C.J. Tyler and Selinsgrove's Justin Geedey, who both carded a 76.
Fellow Brave Dakota Portzline wasn't far behind as he finished the first day with a 78.
Colin Rice joins Geedey in Saturday's championship round by firing an 80. Other top scorers for the Seals were Logan Sears (95) and Aaron Zechman (96).
On the girls side, Milton's Katie Behnert shot a 92 to lead the AA field into Saturday's final round, while in Class AAA Raven Fatool carded an 89.
The championship round begins Saturday at 10 a.m. back at Eagles Mere.
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SELINSGROVE -- Despite being short-handed and out-shot, the Seals found a way to edge the Green Dragons in the HAC-I matchup.
Selinsgrove (10-1-2, 7-1-2 HAC-I) got its goal from Lexie Willard 9 minutes, 37 seconds into the second half.
The Seals' defense and several substitute players did the rest after the team was out-shot, 12-3; and had no corners to nine for the Green Dragons (3-3-4 overall).
"We have a number of players who are injured, including a few starters, so we had some players who filled in. For some of them this was their first varsity game," said Metzger. "Our defenders did a very nice job and the players filled in around them.