Allison Waltzer, Pamela Estevez and Malena Amador teamed to win gold for the Miami Waves Club in the Novice Trio Division (8-and-under) of Sunshine State Games’ synchronized swimming at the H. Spurgeon Cherry Westside Pool in Alachua County.
They scored 35.833 to finish ahead of runner-up Shining Stars Synchro with Maria Suarez, Stephanie Manrique and Juliana Munoz at 32.667.
Shining Stars Synchro won the Mary Rose High Point Award for the Novice Division. Miami Waves Club was fifth of 14 teams.
9-10: 2. Miami Waves Club (Priscilla Kutsukos, Dominique Autie, Alejandra Quecano).
DUET: 8U: 1. Shining Stars Synchro (Melanie Estrada, Kathleen Fernandez) 37.500; 5. Miami Waves Club (Pamela Estevez, Malena Amador) 34.833; 6. Shining Stars Synchro (Trinity Noriega, Sara Johnson) 34.333. 9-10: 5. Miami Waves Club (Priscilla Kutsukos, Alejandra Quecano) 41.667; 9. Shining Stars Synchro (Gianna Tio, Isabella Assael) 38.500; 11. Shining Stars Synchro (Collen Johnson, Sophia Moro) 34.500. 11-12: 5. Shining Stars Synchro (Ashley Rodriguez, Cristina Arguelles) 40.333.
SOLO: 8U: 1. Shining Stars Synchro (Andrea Roman) 38.333; 2. Miami Waves Club (Allison Waltzer) 37.167. 9-10: 4. Shining Stars Synchro (Nicole Sanchez) 39.333; 6. Miami Waves Club (Adriana Chavez) 37.500. 11-12: 1. Shining Stars Synchro (Colleen Fernandez) 42.667. 13-OLDER: 1. Shining Stars Synchro (Ashley Jimenez) 39.167.
TEAM: 8U: 1. Shining Stars Synchro (Trinity Noriega, Andrea Roman, Melanie Estrada, Maria Suarez, Stephanie Manrique, Kathleen Fernandez, Juliana Munoz, Sara Johnson). 9-10: 5. Shining Stars Synchro (Nicole Sanchez, Gianna Tio, Collen Johnson, Sophia Moro, Isabella Assael). 13-OLDER: 3. Shining Stars Synchro (Colleen Fernandez, Ashley Rodriguez, Cristina Arguelles, Ashley Jimenez).
INTERMEDIATE: DUET: 10U: 4. Miami Waves Club (Mariantonia Mejia, Dominique Autie). SOLO: 10U: 5. Miami Waves Club (Mariantonia Mejia). 11-12: 2. Shining Stars Synchro (Emily Correa). 13-15: 1. Shining Stars Synchro (Monica Hernandez).
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Oscar Cabanas and Julie Steinbauer of The First Tee of Miami will compete in the Nature Valley First Tee Open in Pebble Beach, Calif.
Steinbauer, 17, attends Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart. She has been playing golf 10 years. She has a USGA handicap of 2.5 and has been an active member of The First Tee since 2005.
Cabanas, also 17, attends Belen Jesuit Preparatory School and has been an active member of The First Tee since 1999. He has a USGA handicap of 0.7 and has been playing golf 13 years.
They were selected by a national panel of judges who evaluate participants’ playing ability and comprehension of the life skills and character education learned through their involvement with The First Tee. More than 180 applications were submitted. Overall, 81 juniors, age 16-18, will be teamed with 81 Champions Tour players and 162 amateurs as they compete for the title at the Pebble Beach Golf Links and Del Monte Golf Course.
“The Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach is an opportunity of a lifetime for the young people in our program,” said Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., chief executive of The First Tee. “Playing at world-renowned golf courses alongside Champions Tour players, the event provides our participants the chance to showcase not only their golfing abilities but also the core values developed through The First Tee’s Life Skills Experience. We are very grateful for the generosity of Nature Valley.”