In pretty much the middle of nowhere in Central Florida, the best of Florida’s high school golfers converge each year to determine the team and individual state champions in three classes — 1A, 2A and 3A.
The tournament at Howey-in-the-Hills starts off with the 1A competition Tuesday and Wednesday.
The top competitors from South Florida in 1A this season will include Gulliver Prep in boys. The Gulliver boys, led by 10-grader Chris Nido with a 75 at Crandon Golf, totaled 331 strokes to edge Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest by two shots in Region 8-1A. Miles Casturo recorded an 81 to lead Pine Crest.
Jake Beber-Frankel of Ransom Everglades matched Nido’s 75 to qualify for state as an individual.
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In the girls’ 1A competition, North Broward Prep was the top qualifying South Florida school with a 374 total at Crandon. Hannah Leiner, an 11th-grader, shot 85 for North Broward. Tanya Eathakotti shot a 77 to lead second-place Carrollton of Miami-Dade to second place and a spot at state.
The Class 2A portion of the tournament will be held Friday with defending champion Plantation American Heritage (298) facing off with Cardinal Gibbons (309) in the boys’ competition. Rivals Plantation American Heritage (308) and Archbishop McCarthy are the favorites in the girls’ portion of the meet.
The top South Florida competitors in Class 3A, to be held Nov. 3-4, are Miami-Dade’s Christopher Columbus, shooting 300 in Region 8-3A to advance to state, along with Cypress Bay (329).
▪ District 16 Final — Miami Christian (745) d. Reagan (546): Individual State Qualifiers: Jonathan Araujo (American) 535, Christopher Clarke (Carol City) 518.
▪ District 15 Final — Coral Springs d. Taravella: High Series: Joshua Ray (Coral Glades) 680, James Booker IV (Miramar) 647 . High game: Joshua Ray (CG) 288, James Booker IV 235.
▪ District 16 Final — Reagan (627) d. Goleman (570): Individual State Qualifiers: Sierra Labra (Hialeah Gardens) 456. Larissa Boone (Carol City) 422.
▪ District 15 Final — Coral Springs Charter d. Archbishop McCarthy: High Series: Harmony Romano (CSC) 630, Nia Grinion (Everglades) 590. High Games: Harmony Romano (CSC) 227. Nia Grinion (EVG) 228. State Qualifier: Alanna Thompson (Taravella).
▪ Reagan 7, North Miami Beach 1: Alejandra Martin 3 goals. Camila Robledo goal. Paola Cammarota goal. Elisabeth Subias goal. Odette Sarue goal. Cristina Preza 4 assists.
▪ South Miami 3, North Miami 0: Maria Rodriguez 2 goals. Lhaura Rodriguez goal. Isabel Steiglitz assist. Belen Wilson assist. Alexa Lopez shutout. SM 1-0.
▪ North Broward 8, Monarch 0: Rachel Blow 3 goals, 2 assists. Julia Tracz 2 goals. Morgan Sherman goal, 2 assists. Jenna Shortridge goal. Ricki Kalayci goal. Morgan Hawes 2 assists. Jordyn Walker 3 saves, shutout. NB 1-0-0.
▪ Cardinal Gibbons 7, Coral Springs 0: Kaitlyn Pawelczyk 2 goals, assist. Maya Alicea goal. CG 1-0.
▪ Carrollton 3, La Salle 2: Sarah Berenguer 3 goals. Isa Kang assist. Sydney Sariol assist. Michelle Diaz-Silveira assist.
▪ Palmetto 8, Varela 0: Shanice Hyler 4 goals. Emily Lamas 2 goals, 2 assists. Morgan Lang shutout. Bari Gold goal. Audrey Paz goal.
▪ Coral Reef 7, Killian 0: Bianca Andrini 2 goals, 2 assists. Gabriela Alzate 2 goals, assist. Montana Ligman shutout. CR 1-0.
▪ Krop 8, Edison 0: Donella Massola 3 goals. Sloane Auerbach 3 goals, assist. Lexi Acosta 2 goals, assist. Megan Auerbach shutout.
▪ St. Brendan 8, Pace 0: Merci Cordovi 3 goals. Adri Diaz 2 goals. Kate Lopez goal. Jessica Botero goal. SB 3-0.
▪ TERRA 11, Sunset 0: Karina Bermudez 3 goals. Sofia Aviles 2 goals, 2 assists. Cristina Bichara 2 goals. Nikole Bermudez goal, 2 assists. Alexandra Pepin goal, assist. Mercy Perez goal, assist. Katia Baixeras 2 assists. Carolina Schooley assist. TER 1-0.
Region 4-8A quarterfinal: Killian at Ferguson, 7
Region 4-7A quarterfinal: Dwyer at St. Thomas Aquinas, 7
Region 4-7A quarterfinal: South Broward at Mourning, 7
Region 4-7A quarterfinal: Reagan at Cooper City, 7
Region 4-7A quarterfinal: Fort Lauderdale at West Boca Raton, 7
Region 4-5A quarterfinal: Riviera Beach Suncoast at Pompano Beach, 7
Region 4-5A quarterfinal: Archbishop McCarthy at Fort Pierce John Carroll, 7
Region 4-3A quarterfinal: Riviera Prep at Palmer Trinity, 7
Region 4-3A quarterfinal: Marathon at Florida Christian, 7
Region 4-3A quarterfinal: Hialeah Educational at Miami Country Day, 7
Region 4-3A quarterfinal: Doctors Charter at Dade Christian, 7
Region 4-3A quarterfinal: Jupiter Christian at Westminster Academy, 7
Region 4-3A quarterfinal: Sagemont at Benjamin, 7
Region 4-2A quarterfinal: Edison Private at Westwood Christian, 7
Region 4-2A quarterfinal: Hollywood Christian at Boca Raton Christian, 7
Class 1A state meet at Howey-in-the-Hills
District 17 at Bird Bowl: 8 a.m.
SWIMMING AND DIVING
District 11-3A at South Broward: 9 a.m.