TODAY AND WEDNESDAY
Tee times per FHSAA;
subject to change
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.
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.