The Gulf Coast Excessive Faculty girls and boys golf groups have been put in separate waves with two different contenders on the Collier County Athletic Convention tournaments Monday.
However they every ought to’ve been in their very own separate wave.
The boys shot a 4-over 292 to win by 15 strokes at Valencia Golf & Nation Membership, and the ladies had a 314 to run away by a whopping 77 at Vineyards.
“We’re actually excited to form of have put all of it collectively,” Gulf Coast boys coach Kimberly Benedict mentioned. “I feel each time we have performed a event, we have had a few children play effectively, however we have not had 4 or 5 scores come collectively. To shoot 292 out right here is admittedly thrilling, and we’re form of all the time about peaking on the proper time, with districts, regionals and states arising, we’re excited in regards to the timing of this.”
“I feel the ladies undoubtedly labored actually arduous,” Gulf Coast ladies coach Alex Falls mentioned. “They put all of their effort into being one of the best and enjoying one of the best competitors, they usually did a tremendous job.”
Gulf Coast junior Noah Kent, who just lately dedicated to the College of Iowa, drained a 35-foot birdie putt on the final gap for his second birdie in three holes to overhaul Palmetto Ridge senior Ty Kaufman, who bogeyed the final two holes, for medalist honors by two strokes with a 3-under 69.
“I checked my telephone proper earlier than I putted to see the place I used to be standing, and we have been tied,” Kent mentioned. “I did not know he had three-putted on 17 for bogey, after which I ended up birdieing 18.”
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“He is clutch,” Benedict mentioned. “He is performed very well. I feel this may be three straight victories for him, and he is arising huge after we want him. He is put quite a lot of arduous work into it. He is all the time been an awesome participant, freshman 12 months, sophomore 12 months, and we’re actually beginning to see it repay proper now. It is actually a testomony to his work ethic, and he can deal with the stress, and we’re enthusiastic about that, excited to see the place that takes us.”
Kent has household in Iowa, so selecting the Hawkeyes was a pure match.
“My household’s from there so it is like dwelling, so it’ll be straightforward for me to set in, and the scholarship they provided me is fairly wonderful,” Kent mentioned.
Sharks teammate Ryan Miller was third with a 72, and Dax Greenwood tied for sixth with a 75. Chris Forsythe was eighth with a 76, and Dominic Wirtz’s rating did not rely, however he nonetheless had a 78 and was tenth.
Naples Excessive senior Sam Kodak, a Florida State commit, and junior Oliver Marshall tied for fourth with 76s for the Golden Eagles, who have been second with a 307. Kody Horton was ninth with a 77.
Barron Collier, led by Colin Laughrey who tied for sixth with a 75, was third with a 324, adopted by Lely and Palmetto Ridge.
Kodak’s youthful sister, Eliza, of Naples Excessive gained the ladies title with a 74, edging Gulf Coast’s Pearl Jenkins, a sophomore.
“Most likely my irons,” Jenkins mentioned of what was key for her 3-over rating.
Kodak had bogeys on Nos. 11 and 13 wrapped round a double-bogey on No. 12, however closed with 4 pars plus a birdie on No. 17, whereas Jenkins birdied No. 12 to get to 1 over, however bogeyed Nos. 13 and 17 and parred the opposite 4.
The Sharks had 5 of the highest six, together with junior Payton Balliet, whose 84 did not rely within the prime 4 however was sixth general. Freshmen Ann-Sophie Bourgault and Sara Vitasek have been third and fourth, respectively, with a 77 and a 79. Senior Maggie Platten was fifth with an 83.
“It feels wonderful,” Jenkins mentioned.
“I feel it is extraordinarily necessary as a result of we’re attending to that time the place we’re attending to districts and regionals and states,” Falls mentioned. “We will be enjoying one of the best competitors that there’s round, they usually want at their finest, and I feel that confirmed in the present day.”
What’s scary for each Sharks groups is that they’re younger.
The boys have a junior (Kent), three sophomores (Miller, Forsythe and Wirtz), and a freshman (Greenwood). The highest three ladies are a sophomore and two freshmen.
Collier County Athletic Convention golf tournaments
at Valencia Golf & Nation Membership
Gulf Coast 292, Naples 307, Barron Collier 324, Lely 386, Palmetto Ridge 475, Golden Gate NTS, Immokalee NTS
Prime 10 people
1. Noah Kent (GC) 69; 2. Ty Kaufman (PR) 71; 3. Ryan Miller (GC) 72; 4. Oliver Marshall (N) 74; 4. Sam Kodak (N) 74; 6. Dax Greenwood (GC) 75; 6. Colin Laughrey (BC) 75; 8. Chris Forsythe (GC) 76; 9. Kody Horton (N) 77; 10. Dominic Wirtz (GC) 78.
Gulf Coast: Kent 69, Miller 72, Greenwood 75, Forsythe 76, Wirtz 78
Naples: Marshall 74, Kodak 74, Horton 77, Willem Jaron 82, Tom Kodak 95
Barron Collier: Laughrey 75, Braden Miller 80, Ashford Tyler 84, Harrison White 85, Charley Bergsma 95
Lely: Johannes Valentin Frosig Rasmussen 85, Nathan Richardson 91, Brett Hayes 102, Reece Peterson 108, Jovani Ramos 133
Palmetto Ridge: Kaufman 71, Theylor Pena 130, Cameron Knarr 132, Aerik Pawson 142
Golden Gate: Jeffrey Simpson 93
Immokalee: Elijah Marrero 116, David Silva 136, Bryan Delgado 142
at Vineyards Nation Membership
Gulf Coast 314, Barron Collier 391, Naples 393, Lely 522, Palmetto Ridge 570, Golden Gate NTS, Immokalee NTS
Prime 10 people
1. Eliza Kodak (N) 74; 2. Pearl Jenkins (GC) 75; 3. Ann-Sophie Bourgault (GC) 77, 4. Sara Vitasek (GC) 79, 5. Maggie Platten (GC) 83, 6. Payton Balliet (GC) 84, 7. Rachel Tomodan (BC) 86, 8. Brandy Singleton (BC) 92, 9. Olivia Cardeso (N) 101; 10. Roxy Ryan (BC) 105.
Gulf Coast: Jenkins 75, Bourgault 77, Vitasek 79, Platten 83, Balliet 84
Barron Collier: Tomodan 86, Singleton 92, Ryan 105, Olivia Annoye 108, Grace Humphrey 111
Naples: Kodak 74, Cardeso 101, Alexis Richardson 108, Greta Olson 110
Lely: Shenika Joseph 120, Tyler Umbericio 128, Karla Kovasevic 132, Ariana Radno 142,
Palmetto Ridge: Jenevieve Forte 140, Eloysia Wilson 144, Paulina Ayala 144, Skyler Szilagyi 146, Gladiss Hernandez 160,
Golden Gate: Courtney Andrews 136, Benhova Augustin 140, Melissa Munoz 162
Immokalee: Argueta 140
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