On a day where Burgettstown High needed a championship effort, the Blue Devils came up a bit short in the WPIAL Class AA Boys Team Golf Championship on the Gold Course at Cedarbrook Golf Club with a total of 422 strokes, 20 behind the winning total of 402 posted by defending champion Sewickley Academy.
Senior Hunter Lecker led the Blue Devils with a round of 80, and junior Cody Dobbin was next with 82. That gave defending Sewickley Academy the advantage it needed, and the Panthers made it count as two of their golfers -- Anthony Muscato (74) and Jason Li (78) -- shot below 80 to help secure a second title in a row for the Panthers.
Sophomore Austin Lis (84), freshman Clark Miller (86), senior Ryan Latkovic (90) and senior Nick Christy (100) rounded out the field for the Blue Devils.
As there is plenty of disappointment for Burgettstown, three of their competitors -- Dobbin, Lis and Miller -- return. Dobbin has one season remaining. Lis has two years left, and Miller has three.