Carolina Garrett remembers when winning just a dual meet was a big deal for the Ransom Everglades girls’ golf team.
The Raiders are scoring bigger victories these days.
Garrett, a junior, helped Ransom sweep the team and individual championships of the Youth Fair Invitational on Wednesday afternoon at Country Club of Miami.
Garrett has golfed for Ransom since she was in sixth grade and shot a 70 to secure the individual title.
The Raiders shot an impressive score of 306 as a team, finishing ahead of runner-up Gulliver’s 351.
Carrollton’s Tanya Eathakotti defeated Gulliver’s Michelle Rodriguez for second place in a playoff after each shot a 75.
Ransom’s victory snapped Carrollton’s nine-year streak of having either the team or individual champion in the event. Ransom’s Chloe Horton (76) and Phoebe Beber-Frankel (78) rounded out the individual top five.
“As a sixth-grader, it was a little intimidating being the No. 1 player on the team and being younger than all the other girls,” said Garrett, who was born in Bolivia and plays golf for her home country’s national team. “The idea of us being No. 1 in the county is great because we’ve all seen ourselves fail and accomplish while growing up together.”
Ransom Everglades qualified for state as a team each of the past two seasons, finishing runners-up in their Class 1A region behind Plantation American Heritage.
This season Ransom is eyeing the regional title and a higher finish at state following Heritage’s move up to Class 2A.
With several of their players capable of shooting in the 70s, the Raiders believe they have the ability to finish this season strong.
“I think our dedication will take us to wherever we want to go,” Garrett said.
BOYS’ GOLFRansom Everglades 156, Key West 187 at Biltmore, Par 35:
GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALLMiami High d. Homestead 25-7, 25-5, 25-4: Westminister d. ISCS: 25-8, 25-7, 25-2:
GIRLS’ CROSS-COUNTRYPalmer Trinity 28, Westwood Christian 67, Curley 71,Doctors’ Charter 97, Archimedean 105 at Archbishop Curley:
BOYS’ CROSS-COUNTRYCurley 42, Doctors’ Charter 47, Palmer-Trinity 71, Archimedean 106, Westwood Christian 148:
BOYS’ SWIMMINGSouth Dade 126, South Miami 37:
GIRLS’ SWIMMINGSouth Dade122, South Miami 30:
SOUTH MIAMI 28,
CORAL PARK 0
SM:Coats 1 run (Izquierdo kick)
SM: Brown 24 from Coats (Izquierdo kick)
SM: Brown 18 from Coats (Izquierdo kick)
SM:Piloto 13 run (Izquierdo kick)
RONALD REAGAN 0
HIA-Bussey 60 pass from Edouard (Puerta kick)
HIA-Edouard 1 run (Puerta kick)
HIA-Bussey 40 run (Puerta kick)
HIA-Bussey 33 run (pass failed)
HIA-Sheriff recovered blocked punt in end zone (Puerta kick)