Saturday, Dec 20, 2014

Griffin places at state golf


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Sebring freshman Kendall Griffin finished second in the girls Class 2A state golf finals on Wednesday at Mission Inn Resort.

Griffin, the first round leader, carded rounds of 70-75-145, while Nicolette Donovan of Ponte Vedra was medalist with 73-71-144.

Griffin's outstanding play helped the Blue Streaks finish 14th with a two-day team score of 832.

"It was a lot of fun," said Griffin. "The course was playing longer than the yardage and the wind was blowing pretty hard. The first day everything went my way and I had five birdies, but the last round I had to scramble more and didn't make any birdies.

"I'm disappointed, but it was a great experience and I'm really proud of my team because without us coming in second at regionals, I wouldn't have qualified as an individual for the state finals."

Sebring's Meghan Griffin shot a 185, Megan Crews had a 193 and Teresa Ware had a 309.

The Sebring boys and girls qualified for the state tournament in the same year for the first time in school history.

The Blue Streak boys squad finished 10th with a two-day total of 694.

Sebring sophomore Nic Staffieri led the way with rounds of 78-79-157 to tie for 17th individually. Blue Streak freshman Sam Rogers shot a 168, senior Cullen Lovett had a 180 and freshman Ben Tubbs rounded out the team scoring with a 189.

"I'm proud of the boys for a fine season," said Sebring boys coach Vince Liles. "We have a lot of talent coming back next year and we should have another strong team."

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