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High school golf: Class 2A-11, 1A-11, 1A-12 boys, 3A-12 girls district roundup

Naples Daily News staff

Community School boys edge First Baptist, Neumann for 2A-12 crown

Community School of Naples boys golf coach Tommy Donovan had said his team put it all together when it won the Private 8 conference title last week with a 302, beating Bishop Verot in the process.

The Seahawks didn't come close to matching it in the district tournament Monday at Valencia Golf & Country Club in Naples, but they had just enough to win the title.

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CSN shot a 328 to edge First Baptist by two shots and St. John Neumann by three. All three advance to the regional at The Eagles Club near Tampa next Monday.

CSN's Michael Stott  tees off during the 12 hole during the Class 1A-12 boys district golf tournament, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, at the Valencia Golf & Country Club.

"Apparently the boys from CSN have a flair for the dramatic," CSN coach Tom Donovan said. "Hats off to SJN and First Baptist. But we made some poor decisions and just didn't manage the course well."

Seahawks sophomore Michael Stott was the medalist with a 3-over 75, but his teammates struggled.

Sophomores Tommy Pezeshkan and Krish Sharma shot 84s, and juniors Charlie Davis and Nick Molloy had an 85 and 87, respectively. Pezeshkan had shot a 72 to finish second in the Private 8 tournament, while Molloy had a 76, and Davis had a 79.

"We have a lot to do with a team to prepare for region because that type of score in region doesn't even sniff advancing," Donovan said.

Stott shook off back-to-back bogeys to start the round.

"Michael Stott kept the ball in front of him and played really consistent golf," Donovan said. "I'm really proud of Michael. The golf course did not play easy today. there were a lot of places you get in trouble."

First Baptist had three of the top six, with freshman Chris Forsythe tying for second with a 76, sophomore Lucas Lye placing fifth with a 79, and sophomore Ryan Kriz tying for sixth with a 79.

Senior Tyler Stamerro led the way for Neumann, tying Forsythe for second with a 76. He had three birdies on an even-par 36 on the back. Freshman Connor Shea was eighth overall with an 82, and fellow freshman Jason Neal tied for ninth with an 84.

Bonita Springs finished fourth at 341, 10 strokes behind the Celtics. Senior Mason Dozer shot an 81 to advance as an individual, along with teammate Daniel Bautista, who had an 84.

Village School sophomore Luke Bower was fourth overall with a 78, and also advanced.

Class 1A-12 tournament

at Valencia Golf & Country Club

Team scores (top 3 advance)

Community School 328, First Baptist 330, St. John Neumann 331, Bonita Springs 341

Top individuals

1. Michael Stott (CSN) 75; 2. Tyler Stamerro (SJN) 76; 2. Chris Forsythe (FBA) 76; 4. Luke Bower (Village School) 78; 5. Lucas Lye (FBA) 79; 6. Mason Dozer (BS) 81; 6. Ryan Kriz (FBA) 81; 8. Connor Shea (SJN) 82; 9. Krish Sharma (CSN) 84; 9. Jason Neal (SJN) 84; 9. Daniel Bautista (BS) 84; 9. Tommy Pezeshkan (CSN) 84

Individual qualifiers (top 3 not on advancing team)

1. Bower (VS) 78; 2. Dozer (BS) 81; 3. Bautista (BS) 84

Local team results

CSN: Stott 75, Sharma 84,  Pezeshkan 84, Charlie Davis 85, Nick Molloy 87

SJN: Stamerro 76, Shea 81, Neal 84, Josh Costain 89, Cameron Klaas 97

FBA: Forsythe 76, Lye 79, Kriz 81, Gabriel Medina 94, Marc Oates 98

Bonita Springs: Dozer 81, Bautista 84, Keegan McGinn 86, Brycen Slaght 90, Brady Taylor 103

Village School: Bower 77, Matthew Katz 99, Logan Lancaster 111

Bishop Verot boys advance from 1A-11

The Vikings didn't win a three-way battle with Sarasota-Cardinal Mooney and Sarasota-Out-of-Door Academy, but they beat the Thunder to finish second and advance at Laurel Oak Country Club in Sarasota.

Verot had a 314, three behind Cardinal Mooney and one ahead of Out-of-Door as the top three moved on to the regional at The Eagles Club near Tampa on Monday. Canterbury was a distant fourth with a 336.

Sophomore Dalton Payne led the Vikings and placed fourth overall with a 3-over 74, followed by fellow sophomore Christian Allen with a 75. Payne birdied his final hole, while Allen bounced back from a double-bogey on his first hole.

"I was really happy with my No. 1 and No. 2," Scott said. "Christian and Dalton both played well."

But Kevin Kelly, another top player for the Vikings, couldn't finish the round due to an ongoing foot injury. Senior Jimmy Miller came in with an 81, and Michael Bevins shot an 84.

"I was most impressed with Jimmy Miller, who shot an 81, which was just awesome playing for him," Scott said. "He didn't start maybe one tournament last year. He stepped it up. We needed it today."

Canterbury's Grant Lucas fired a 73 to tie for second overall and advance as one of the top three not on a qualifying team.

Evangelical Christian's Ethan Craddock shot a 77 to tie for sixth overall and also advanced to the regional as an individual.

Class 1A-11 tournament

at Laurel Oak, Sarasota

Team scores (top 3 advance)

1. Cardinal Mooney 311; 2. Bishop Verot 314; 3. Out-of-Door 315; 4. Canterbury 336; 5. Southwest Florida Christian 366; 6. Evangelical Christian 384; 7. Lake Placid 418; 8. Oasis 449.

Top individuals

1. Wyatt Plattner (CM) 71; 2. Grant Lucas (CAN) 73; 2. Jake Naese (ODA) 73; 4. Dalton Payne (BV) 74; 5. Christian Allen (BV) 75; 6. Joseph Pike (CM) 77; 6. Ethan Craddock (ECS) 77; 6. Zachary Fox (ODA) 77; 9. Robby Hill (LP) 79; 9. Tommy Tyler (CM) 79.

Individual qualifiers (top 3 not on advancing team)

1. Lucas 73; 2. Craddock 77; 3. Hill 79.

Local team results

Bishop Verot: Payne 74, Allen 75, Jimmy Miller 81, Michael Bevins 84, Kevin Kelly WD

Canterbury: Lucas 73, Carson Smith 86, Arnav Adi 87, Jake Zalewski 90, Benjamin Cojanu 100

SFCA: Forrest McDaniel 87, Will Sheffield 90, Jonathan James 91, Hunter McDaniel 98

ECS: E. Craddock 77, Walker Wittenborn 93, Bryce Craddock 98, Kaden Stout 116

Oasis: Parker Reynolds 104, James Cain 106, Tyler Feichthaler 113, Briar Little 126

North Fort Myers boys move on at 2A-11

The Red Knights rode junior Duncan Fischer's 76 to third place to advance at Port Charlotte Golf Club.

Fischer finished second overall, two behind Port Charlotte's Zach Sharkey, who led the Pirates to a 325 for the team title. Lemon Bay was second and advanced with a 340, 14 strokes better than North Fort Myers.

The Red Knights finished 13 shots ahead of fourth-place Hardee for the final spot in the regional, which is back at the same club Monday.

North's Aiden Denlinger shot an 84 to finish seventh overall.

Class 2A-11 tournament

at Port Charlotte Golf Club

Team scores (top 3 advance)

1. Port Charlotte 325; 2. Lemon Bay 340; 3. North Fort Myers 354; 4. Hardee 367; 5. Charlotte 380; 6. Cape Coral 404; 7. Arcadia-DeSoto County 434

Top individuals

1. Zach Starkey (PC) 74; 2. Duncan Fischer (NFM) 76; 3. Eddie Lainhart (PC) 79; 4. Bryce Noll (LB) 82; 5. Charlie Dillmore (LB) 83; 5. Caleb Campos (PC) 83; 7. Aiden Denlinger (NFM) 84; 8. Jace Bryan (H) 85; 9. Clayton Hayse (CH) 86; 9. Jacob Tatum (CH) 86.

Individual qualifiers (top 3 not on advancing team)

1. Bryan (H) 85; 2. Hayse (CH) 86; 2. Tatum (CH) 86.

Local team results

NFM: Fischer 76, Denlinger 84, Samuel Lakes 94, Daniel Berkley 100, Ronald Wong 100

Cape Coral: Travis McCann 92, Dylan Lison 95, Cole Tolbert 108, Trevor Sullivan 109, Cole Vianest 112

Island Coast: Zachary Dence 89, Caden Lambing 106

Ida Baker: Johnny Edwards 95, Michael Hutchinson WD

Mariner: Clayton Weaver 107, Brayden Nagel 128, Avery Jedlick 150

Gulf Coast girls advance from 3A-12 tournament

The Sharks shot a solid 350, but that was nothing compared to Sarasota-Riverview, which fired a 1-under 287 and swept the top four individual spots at Waterford Golf Club in Venice.

Venice shot a 355 to finish third and grab the last qualifying spot for the regional, which is next Tuesday at Misty Creek in Sarasota.

Gulf Coast freshman Pearl Jenkins tied for fifth overall with a 81 to lead the Sharks.

“It was great she performed well against some great competition,” Sharks coach Alexandra Falls said.

Senior Megan Ariza was eighth with an 83. Junior Maggie Platten tied for ninth with an 88, and Payton Balliet rounded out the team score with a 98.

“We played really great considering the course conditions. With the wind today, it was really challenging for the girls,” Falls said. “Overall, we played really well against some really great competition.”

On next week’s regional tournament, Falls said, “I expect my girls to rock it. They’re going to do great. We’re just going to be more prepared for regionals. 

“Today the girls were a little too hard on themselves. We’re going to work on keep ourselves up, keeping our pace up. They’re going to kill it, as long as we get them in the right mindset.”

Class 3A-12 tournament

at Waterford Golf Club, Venice

Team scores (top 3 advance)

1. Sarasota-Riverview 287; 2. Gulf Coast 350; 3. Venice 355; 4. North Port 438; 5. Riverdale 578

Top individuals

1. Aaron Whitley (S-R) 67; 2. Jacqueline Putrino (S-R) 69; 3. Rachel Carlson (S-R) 75; 4. Alana Kutt (S-R) 76; 5. Lily Sikorski (Sarasota) 81; 5. Pearl Jenkins (GC) 81; 7. Elizabeth Ireland (V) 82; 8. Megan Ariza (GC) 83; 9. Lydia Vaccaro (V) 88; 9. Maggie Platten (GC) 88.

Individual qualifiers (top 3 not on advancing team)

1. Sikorski (Sarasota) 81; 2. Sydney Stevenson (North Port) 93; 3. Kaitlyn Rogers (North Port) 98.

Local team results

Gulf Coast: Jenkins 81, Ariza 83, Platten 88, Payton Balliet 98, Destiny Nguyen 101

Riverdale: Kenzi Willis 130, Emaline Maschmidt 136, Audrey Tiedeman 145, Jaci Gevara 167

Lehigh: Kaydance Hytonen 157