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Tribune’s All-Hillsborough County Golf Team

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First Team

Tyler Bakich, Newsome, Jr. — The Florida State verbal commit finished tied for second at the Class 3A state tournament and helped the Wolves to a second-place team finish. He won the district title by two strokes and finished second at region.

John Michael Coultas, Newsome, Sr. — He helped the Wolves to fourth straight state tourney, where the Florida Southern commit finished tied for sixth individually. He was runner-up (tie) at the district tournament and had a fourth-place region finish.

Liam Doherty, Freedom, Jr. — Finished tied for the lead at the district tournament, falling in playoff holes, before winning the region tournament in a playoff.

Chris Kern, Plant, Fr. — He was the runner-up at district and region tournaments and helped Plant to team titles at both tournaments; tied for 13th at Class 3A state tournament, leading the Panthers to a 10th-place team finish.

Matt Ruel, Jesuit, So. — He won the district crown by seven strokes. Had a second-place finish at the Vinoy Invitational, sixth-place finish at the Mustang Invitational and tied for 24th at Class 2A state tournament, helping the Tigers to a fourth-place team finish.

Nilo Sanchez, Tampa Catholic, Jr. — He was the district medalist and third overall finisher at region. He tied for 20th at the Class 1A state tournament in leading his team to a 10th-place finish.

Second Team

Norman Black Chamberlain Jr.

Robbie Eisch Plant Fr.

Jimmy Jones Freedom Sr.

Ajani Liggins King Jr.

Jacob Penny Durant Fr.

Kyle West Newsome Jr.

Honorable Mention

Alonso: Nate Kosarich. Bloomingdale: HJ Fitchett. Durant: Chase Levesque. Freedom: Tyler Bray, Chandler Howe, Charles Seward. Gaither: Patrick Highland. Hillsborough: Christopher Flaherty. Jesuit: Alec Murawski, Kurt Sierra, Joseph Trim. King: James Ro, Joe Scicchitano. Newsome: Mark Nauert, Andrew Wally. Plant: Patrick Mills, Todd Sessums, Aaron Tobin. Plant City: William George. Riverview: Dante Davis, Darius Sanders. Robinson: Karam Paul, Andrew Skora. Sickles: Josh Bettancourt, Chris Centala, Darin Delelys. Steinbrenner: Dillon Garcia, Baylor Griffin, Zach Ishee, Andrew McNutt, Kevin Merrell. Strawberry Crest: Greg Crandall. Tampa Catholic: Lucas Mylet, AJ Pascua, Joseph Testerman, Ryan Williams. Wharton: Ricky Condon, Alex Montgomery, Sean Kim.

About the teams

The Tribune’s All-Hillsborough County boys and girls golf teams were selected by correspondent Jarrett Guthrie. The selections were based on regular-season and postseason performances. The various all-conference teams selected by the county’s golf coaches were strongly considered. The boys and girls golfers of the year and the boys and girls coaches of the year will be announced at The Tribune’s annual Parade of Athletes banquet on May 19, 2014.

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