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October 16, 2013

H.S. golf: Shikellamy's C.J. Tyler finally earns trip to PIAA's

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Fatool played perhaps her best round of the year in order to punch her ticket to the girls Class AAA championship.

She fired an 8-over-par 80 (40-40) to finish 9th, 13 strokes behind the winner -- Council Rock North's Erica Herr -- and four strokes ahead of the final qualifier.

"It felt amazing (to qualify). I missed states last year by two strokes, and finally being able to make it is like icing on the cake for my senior year," said Fatool. "It feels great that me and C.J. qualified the same year so both of us can end our years the same way -- knowing we both worked hard and knowing we both earned our spot."

A year ago, Fatool was on the outside looking in after she finished two strokes away from the final qualifying spot.

She made sure that wouldn't happen again this year, despite bogeying holes 8, 11 and 16 while also sinking a ball in a water hazard in the front nine.

"The key was keeping my composure. I had two double bogeys and I hit the ball in the water on 4, and I shook it off and came back with a par," said Fatool. "At states I just want to golf and have fun and shoot in the low 80s again."

Renz is making his second straight trip to the PIAA Class AA state championship for the Ironmen after he shot a 1-over-par 73 (37-36) to finish 8th.

This will be Behnert's first trip to states. On Monday she shot an 88 to finish 7th.

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