Area products propelled the Butler County Community College golf team to a strong showing at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III national championships at Chautauqua Golf Club in Chautauqua, N.Y.

Tucker Skerbetz, Luke Ostermeyer and Carmen Oliva led the team to a seventh-place finish in the 72-hole event.

Laurel High graduates Skerbetz and Ostermeyer (both sophomores), along with Oliva (freshman, Neshannock) all shot 82s in the final round.

As a freshman, Oliva will be the only competitor among BC3’s spring 2019 golfers eligible to return to the 2020 championships.

The Pioneers placed seventh among 11 teams with a four-day 1,320. Georgia Military College won the team title with a composite count of 1,235.

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