Four local boys golf teams seek to extend their season by one more match when the WPIAL team playoffs get underway this morning.
All semifinals sites are scheduled for a 9 a.m. tee time. The top three teams at each site advance to the Class AAA/AA championships on Thursday at Cedarbrook Golf Course’s Gold course.
Belle Vernon, champions of Section 2-AAA, travel to Indian Run Golf Club in Avella. The Leopards face Thomas Jefferson, section runner-up to Belle Vernon, Baldwin, Central Catholic, Mt. Lebanon, Pine-Richland, Shady Side Academy and Upper St. Clair.
The other Class AAA semifinal features Blackhawk, Fox Chapel, Hampton, Hempfield, Latrobe, Penn-Trafford, Peters Twp. and Seneca Valely at The Links at Spring Church in Apollo.
The Carmichaels boys, champions of Section 8-AA, and Elizabeth Forward, Section 7-AA champs, will hike up to Beaver Valley Golf Club in their attempt to qualify for the Class AA district final. Central Valley, Eden Christian, Keystone Oaks, McGuffey, Neshannock, Riverside, Sewickley Academy and South Side Area are also at Beaver Valley Golf Club.
Uniontown, runner-up to the Mikes, and Mount Pleasant, Section 2-AA champions, join Burrell, Deer Lakes, Derry, Freeport, North Catholic, Quaker Valley, Riverview and South Park will tee it up at River Forest Golf Club in Freeport.
With only two girls sections, Elizabeth Forward, runner-up to Greensburg Central Catholic, the Lady Centurions, Central Valley and Ellwood City directly advanced into the Class AA championship Thursday morning at Cedarbrook Golf Course’s Red Course.