AVON PARK - The Sebring boys and girls golf teams had banner days on the links on Monday.
The Blue Streak boys and girls won the Class 2A-District 18 golf tournaments at River Greens Golf Club in convincing fashion.
In addition, Sebring junior Jeremy Camino was the boys medalist, while Blue Streak freshman Kendall Griffin was the girls medalist.
The Sebring boys shot a four-person team score of 319 for 18 holes to finish first in the six-team field.
Lake Gibson placed a distant second with a 331 and Lake Wales came in third place after winning a three-hole playoff over Auburndale to claim the automatic berth in Monday's regional tournament.
"I'm so happy and proud of the boys," said Blue Streak golf coach Vince Liles. "We played solid golf and overcame some penalty shots in the middle of the round.
"We accomplished our goal of winning the district title and now we need to get ready for the regional tournament."
Sebring was paced by Camino's 77, sophomore Nic Staffieri carded a 78, freshman Ben Tubbs fired an 80 and senior Cullen Lovett rounded out the team scoring with an 84.
"Jeremy and Nic played well on a tight course and Ben and Cullen came through with solid scores when it counted," Liles said. "We have a lot of depth on the team and the competition has helped all of our guys improve."
Sebring will host the regional tournament on Monday at Sun 'n Lake Golf Club, which is the Blue Streaks' home course.
The long and demanding Deer Run course will be used for the tournament where the top two teams advance to the state tournament.
"We're playing well and if everything goes our way we'll be going on to state," said Liles.
Winter Haven finished fifth in the boys tournament with a score of 342 and Avon Park came in sixth at 364.
The Red Devils were led by Brooks Whidden's 82, Leighton Jahna shot an 88, Cody Pearlman came in with a 91 and Zachary Jones rounded out the scoring with a 101.
The Sebring girls finished first in the five-team field with a score of 347, Winter Haven was second with a 400 and Auburndale was third with a 407.
The Blue Streaks were led by Griffin's 73, Megan Crews fired an 88, Meghan Griffin shot a 90 and Avie Clark carded a 96.
"I'm so excited and proud of the girls," said Sebring golf coach Lisa Lovett. "This was one of our lowest rounds of the year and it came at the right time.
"It's just wonderful that the girls and boys can be district champions."
Griffin shot a 73 as did Lake Gibson's Amanda Gartrell and the duo headed to the 18th hole for a playoff to determine the medalist.
Gartrell three-putted from 20 feet for a bogey on the par 5, while Griffin was able to two-putt from 15 feet for a par and the dramatic win.
"It means a lot to be the medalist," said the 14-year-old Griffin. "I'm friends with Amanda and I feel bad for her.
"I'm so excited because we won the district team title and I love the team aspect of high school golf."
Lake Gibson shot a 451 to finish fourth and Lake Wales had a 457. Avon Park had one girl compete and Dannielle Roque came in with a 125.
The Sebring girls will host the regional tournament at Highlands Ridge North on Monday, which is the Blue Streaks' home course.
"We have such a great team and the girls really get along well and encourage each other," Lovett said. "We're thrilled to be able to host the regional tournament and we're going to be practicing a few times to get ready for Monday.
"Mike Lamere and the staff at Highlands Ridge North are so nice, they do a great job and we can't thank them enough for all of their support."
Only the top two teams and lowest individual score not on a qualifying team advance to the state tournament at Mission Inn Country Club.
"The competition at the regional tournament is going to be very tough," Lovett said. "There are some very good teams that will be playing, but we just have to focus on our games and do the best we can."