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TODAY AND WEDNESDAY Tee times per FHSAA; subject to change CLASS 1A BOYS
WHERE: At Silver Springs Shores, The Country Club, 633 Silver Road, Ocala INDIVIDUAL: Jordan Debonis, Steinbrenner (9:33 a.m. today; 8:48 a.m. Wednesday)NOTABLE: Debonis defeated teammate Trevor Joseph in a three-hole playoff a day after the region tournament to advance to states. Debonis shot a fourth-best 76 at the region tournament to become the first boys golfer to qualify for the state tournament in the second-year school's history. Debonis finished second overall at the 1A-District 14 tournament with a 78 at Cheval. CLASS 1A GIRLS WHERE: At Ocala Golf Club, 3130 East Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala TEAM: Steinbrenner - Alex Milan (10 a.m. today; 9:15 a.m. Wednesday), Sara Bair (9:51 a.m. today; 9:06 a.m. Wednesday), Michelle Stein (9:42 a.m. today; 8:57 a.m. Wednesday), Andi Milan (9:33 a.m. today; 8:48 a.m. Wednesday) and Brooke Deal (9:24 a.m. today; 8:39 a.m. Wednesday)INDIVIDUALS: Emmy Martin, Academy of the Holy Names (8:48 a.m. today; 10:18 a.m. Wednesday); Summer Moser, Blake (9:42 a.m. today; 8:57 a.m. Wednesday)NOTABLE: Alex Milan shot a tournament-tying 69 in the second day of last season's 1A state tournament to finish eighth overall with a two-day 147. This season, the senior is joined at the state tournament by her Steinbrenner teammates. The team has had consistent rounds all season from No. 2 and 3 players Sara Bair and Michelle Stein. Bair shot an 81 at last week's region tournament at Bardmoor to finish seventh overall and help the Warriors to a region runner-up spot. ... Emmy Martin advanced to her second straight 1A state tournament, tying Milan for second place at the region tournament with a round of 74. The Holy Names freshman finished 35th a season ago at the state tournament. ... Summer Moser advanced to the state tournament with a seventh-place finish of 81 last week at Bardmoor. Moser was the district runner-up to Milan in 1A-14 this season with an 81 at Cheval. CLASS 2A BOYS WHERE: At Juliette Falls, A Golf & Spa Community, 6933 SW 179th Avenue Road, DunnellonTEAMS: Wharton - Jorge Junkara (10:45 a.m. today; 10 a.m. Wednesday), Paul Demick 10:36 a.m. today; 9:51 a.m. Wednesday), Chris Blatz (10:27 a.m. today; 9:42 a.m. Wednesday), Balraj Matharu (10:18 a.m. today; 9:33 a.m. Wednesday) and Griffin Fuchs (10:09 a.m. today; 9:24 a.m. Wednesday); Newsome - Brian Allen (8:57 a.m. today; 10:36 a.m. Wednesday), Colin Julian (9:06 a.m. today; 10:45 a.m. Wednesday), Ethan Fowler (8:48 a.m. today; 10:27 a.m. Wednesday), Ian Seavey (8:39 a.m. today; 10:18 a.m. Wednesday) and John Michael Coultas (8:30 a.m. today; 10:09 a.m. Wednesday)INDIVIDUAL: Connor Hasson, Durant (8:39 a.m. today; 10:09 a.m. Wednesday)NOTABLE: Connor Hasson has been on a hot streak during the past month. After missing the postseason last year with shingles, the Durant senior won the 2A-District 11 tournament by three strokes and finished with another 73 to tie for second in the region tournament. The trip to states makes Hasson the first boys player to advance from Durant. ... Wharton has four seniors on this season's region and district champion squad. But it has been a sophomore, Jorge Junkara, who has been stepping up for the Wildcats. Junkara, an exchange student from Spain, shot a 76 to squeak Wharton past Newsome for the district title and then helped the Wildcats to a region title with a 73. Senior Paul Demick was the only boys player to advance to last season's state tournament from Hillsborough County. Demick shot a 76 at last week's region tournament. ... Newsome's Colin Julian and Brian Allen both shot 77s at last week's region tournament to help the Wolves advance as a team to the state tournament. The two sophomores, along with senior Ethan Fowler (79 at region), narrowly missed titles this season - dropping tough team competitions at districts (by one stroke) and at regions (by three strokes) to Wharton. CLASS 2A GIRLS WHERE: At Golden Hills Golf & Turf Club, 4728 NW 80th Ave., OcalaTEAMS: Plant - Laura Hendee (8:57 a.m. today; 10:27 a.m. Wednesday), Kelsey Eisch (9:06 a.m. today; 10:36 a.m. Wednesday), Laura Benkowski (8:48 a.m. today; 10:18 a.m. Wednesday), Caroline Bado (8:39 a.m. today; 10:09 a.m. Wednesday) and Chloe Dallas (8:30 a.m. today; 10 a.m. Wednesday); Plant City - Belinda George (10:45 a.m. today; 9:51 a.m. Wednesday), Kelsey Jensen (10:36 a.m. today; 9:42 a.m.; Wednesday), Kelly Anne Hurst (10:27 a.m. today; 9:33 a.m. Wednesday), Shelby Johnson (10:18 a.m. today; 9:42 a.m. Wednesday) and Carli Copeland (10:09 a.m. today; 9:15 a.m. Wednesday)INDIVIDUAL: Madison Opfer, Durant (8:57 a.m. today; 10:27 a.m. Wednesday)NOTABLE: Plant juniors Laura Hendee and Kelsey Eisch put on impressive shows to help Plant capture the 2A-District 10 title and then the region title. Hendee shot a 70 to win the individual region title last week at Emerald Greens, while Eisch won the district title with a 69. The Panthers had an impressive regular season with their sole loss coming in a match against Wharton (as part of a 1-1 season split with the Wildcats). Plant, which plays all of its matches on the road during the season, will need to get good rounds from its No. 3-5 players to compete at state. ... Madison Opfer returns to the state tournament after finishing tied for fourth overall in 2009 and leading Durant to a third-place team finish. Opfer finished second individually at the 2A-District 11 and 2A-Region 4 tournaments. ... Plant City completed its regular season undefeated as Belinda George and Kelsey Jensen have been consistent all season. Both shot 80s at the region tournament to lead the Raiders to a runner-up finish.
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