It took a sudden-death playoff for Columbus golfer Juan Yumar to secure his first GMAC championship last season.
Yumar won it much more comfortably the second time around.
Yumar shot a 5-under-par 67 to his secure the GMAC individual boys’ golf title for the second consecutive season Thursday afternoon at the Redland Golf and Country Club.
Yumar’s efforts helped Columbus win the boys’ team title for the third year in a row with an overall score of 301.
Coral Reef’s Lauren Eustace shot an 86 to secure the girls’ individual championship and help the Barracudas shoot a team score of 391 to win the girls’ team title.
Eustace beat the rest of the field by seven strokes, finishing ahead of Coral Gables’ Marisa Urrutia and Kelly Pearson, who came in second and third. Coral Reef’s Leia Schwartz finished fourth with a 96.
Yumar’s effort was one of the best performances by a GMAC champion in recent memory. At one point during his round, Yumar was maintaining a 7-under score.
It was another solid performance for a Columbus team hoping to make an impact at the state tournament this season. The Explorers have also won the Westminster Christian and Youth Fair Invitational.
Yumar finished four strokes ahead of teammate Julio Betancourt’s 71.
Yumar may not have been involved in a playoff Thursday, but Coral Reef’s Zack Granoff won a scorecard playoff over TERRA’s Kevin Fertel, Palmetto’s Daniel Ledbetter and South Dade’s Kevin Perham, who all shot 74.
Urrutia beat Pearson for second on the girls’ side, also on a scorecard playoff.
Boys’ individual results: 1. Juan Yumar (COL) 67; 2. Julio Betancourt (COL) 71; 3. Zack Granoff (CR) 74; 4. Kevin Fertel (TERRA), Daniel Ledbetter (PAL) and Kevin Perham (SD) 74; 7. Michael Carter (PAL) 75; 8. Pat Perez (MS), Rafa Martinez (COL) and Beau Clavijo (MB) 76.
Girls’ individual results: 1. Lauren Eustace (CR) 86; 2. Marisa Urrutia (CG) 93; 3. Kelly Pearson (PAL) 93; 4. Leia Schwartz (CR) 96; 5. Danielle Bouchard (PAL) 97; 6. Diana Sanchez (FER) 98; 7. Elizabeth Hopkins (MB) 99; 8. Alyssa Rabade (TERRA), Juliet Flynn (CG) and Jiana Blaha (MB) 101.
Mourning improved to 12-2 on the season as it took down Goleman 25-17, 25-14, 25-11.
Mary Shelow led the way for the Sharks with 13 kills, five aces, four digs and an assist. Amanda Rey added 13 assists, nine digs, five aces and five kills. Molly Yao registered eight assists, three kills and two aces.Mourning d. Goleman 25-17, 25-14, 25-11: TERRA d. Homestead 25-15, 25-2, 25-7: Westminster d. Westwood Christian 25-8, 25-10, 25-18:
Susie Forbes 6 aces, 12 points, 8 digs. WC 14-3.Palmetto d. South Dade 25-15, 27-25, 25-22: Killian d. Varela 25-13, 25-19, 27-25: Gulliver d. Florida Christian 27-25, 25-12, 15-25, 25-19: North Miami Beach d. Central High 25-3, 25-11, 25-3: Coral Park d. Southridge 25-19, 25-10, 25-15: St. Brendan d. Coral Shores 25-15, 22-25, 26-24, 25-19: La Salle d. Booker T Washington 25-12, 25-8, 25-7:
American Heritage vs. Jackson (Curtis), 7:30
Chaminade-Madonna vs. Westminster Christian (WC), 4
Champagnat vs. Coral Springs Christian (Mullins), 7
Dade Christian vs. Highlands Christian (Highlands), 7
LaSalle vs. Westminster Academy (WA), 7
Braddock vs. Belen Jesuit (Belen), 4
Booker T. Washington vs. Bishop Gorman (NV) (Bishop Gorman (NV)), 10
Columbus vs. Miami Beach (Memorial), 7
Foundation Academy vs. Doral Academy (Doral), 7
Varela vs. Ferguson (Tropical), 7:30
Hialeah Gardens vs. Hialeah (Milander), 7:30
IMG Academy vs. Monsignor Pace (Pace), 7:30
Northwestern vs. Norland (Traz), 7:30
North Miami Beach vs. North Miami (North Miami), 7:30
Northwest Christian vs. Palmer Trinity (Palmer), 4
Southridge vs. South Dade (Harris), 7:30
Sunset vs. Southwest (Southwest), 4
Miami Country Day vs. Doctors Charter (Pepper), 3:30
LaSalle vs. Doral Academy (Doral), 4
Marathon vs. Florida Christian (FCS), 4
Mourning vs. Coral Park (CP), 5
TERRA vs. Coral Gables (CG), 5
Carol City vs. Jackson (Jackson), 5
Krop vs. Miami Springs (MSP), 5
Zion Lutheran vs. Princeton Christian (PCS), 5:30
Miami Christian vs. Divine Savior (Divine Savior), 7