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Golfers from four county schools advance to regions

Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 9:48 am

St. Cloud’s Lady Bulldogs were district runners-up and will compete at regionals on Tuesday. Submitted Photo

By Rick Pedone
Sports Editor
Golfers from Harmony, St. Cloud, Celebration and Osceola advanced from the district tournaments this week and will compete at the regionals Monday and Tuesday.
Harmony and St. Cloud’s boys, and the St. Cloud girls, advanced to regions as district runners-up. Osceola’s girls placed third.
The Harmony boys (305) were 3A-16 runners-up to Vero Beach (295) Monday at Royal St. Cloud Golf Links. Viera (315) was third.
The top three teams from each district and the top three individuals from non-qualifying teams advanced.
Evan Taylor (72) and Carson Sampl (76) led Harmony, followed by Kevin Carr (78) and Brock Barber (79).
St. Cloud’s Noah Endicott (78) and Jacob Johnson (80) qualified as individuals.
Viera’s Calvin Sierota (68) was the district medalist.
“I was pleased with the team’s performance at the district championships. There was a lot of pressure on all of the players in the tournament and the guys stayed very composed,” Harmony Coach Mark Bhabha said. “The regional championship will be a big day for the team as well as the school. We have a chance to advance to the state championship as a team for the first time in school history.”
The golfers compete at Royal St. Cloud Monday at 8:30 a.m. at the regional tournament.
Celebration’s boys (342) were runners-up to Lake Nona (298) at the 3A-8 tournament at Celebration Golf Club Monday.
Sam Cundiff (75) led Celebration and was third overall. Next for the Storm were Nick Morgan (82), Owen Ingram (89) and Drake Reiche (96).
No male golfers from Osceola (420) or Gateway (NTS) advanced.
The regionals Monday are at Orange Tree Golf Club at 8 a.m.
St. Cloud’s girls (377) were runners-up to Viera (300) in 3A-16 Tuesday at Royal St. Cloud. Taylar Ling (90) led St. Cloud followed by Brandi Bigeau (92), Kierstyn Kelly (96) and Allison Hilton (99).
Harmony (400) placed fourth and advanced three girls as individuals: Caitlyn Greiner (93), Alyson Nash (101) and Mackenzie Wolf (101).
Coach Robert Hainlen said it was the best round his team played this season.
“One of the issues we struggled with was trusting our swings. It was the first day that I could tell that they were not only trusting their swings but confident in their play,” he said.
The girls teams return to Royal St. Cloud Tuesday for regionals.
Celebration’s Annika Brooks (97), all-OBC, advanced as an individual at the 3A-16 tournament Tuesday. She will play at Orange Tree Monday at 11:45 a.m. along with the Lady Kowboys (428). Monica Olivera (94), Allissa Patrick (107), Madison Woodard (108) and Audra Thompson (119) scored for OHS.
The top two teams and the top two individuals advance from each region to states.