Her­itage girls win 2A state ti­tle

Miami Herald (Sunday) - - Sports - BY JOR­DAN MCPHER­SON jm­cpher­son@mi­ami­her­ald.com

South Florida’s first team high school state cham­pi­onship of the 2018-19 sea­son be­longs to the Amer­i­can Her­itage girls’ golf team.

The Pa­tri­ots dom­i­nated the Class 2A field at the Mis­sion Inn Re­sort in Howey-in-the-Hills just out­side Or­lando, post­ing a tworound team score of 21-over 597 to take home the ti­tle, with Arch­bishop McCarthy com­ing in a dis­tant sec­ond in the 16-team field, card­ing a 84-over 660.

This marks Plan­ta­tion Amer­i­can Her­itage’s sev­enth girls’ golf state ti­tle since 2005 and the 13th time in the past 14 years that Amer­i­can Her­itage fin­ished as ei­ther the state cham­pion or state run­ner-up in its clas­si­fi­ca­tion.

Sopho­more Casey Wei­den­feld also won the in­di­vid­ual ti­tle with an even­par 144. Ju­nior Ana Lopez (6-over 150; 5th), fresh­man Kelly Shana­han (8-over 152; T-7th), fresh­man Lily Cele­tano (10-over 154, 10th) and se­nior Alena Lindh (12-over 156, T-11th) rounded out the Pa­tri­ots’ lineup.

Arch­bishop McCarthy’s Jen­nifer Lilly fin­ished ninth with a 9-over 153.

The Amer­i­can Her­itage’ boys’ team fin­ished sec­ond in the 16-team field with a two-day team score of 29over 605, with Luke Clan­ton earn­ing the in­di­vid­ual ti­tle with an even-par 144. The rest of the Pa­tri­ots fin­ished in the top 25 of the 96-com­peti­tor field: ju­niors Kim Jude and Leo Her­rera (9-over 153; T-11th), sopho­more Jonathon Mourin (11-over 155; 16th) and fresh­man Gabriel Hegerstrom (14-over 158; T-22nd). They were eight strokes be­hind state cham­pion Ponte Ve­dra.

Arch­bishop McCarthy fin­ished sev­enth with a 93-over-669, with Justin Lilly post­ing a team-best 12-over-156 for 17th place, fol­lowed by Cannon Kade (21-over 165; T-33rd), Cae Hin­sely (28-over 172, 51st), Brett White (32-over 176, T-56th) and Ian Rodguez (62-over 206, 83rd).

Be­len Je­suit’s An­dres Lud­ert fin­ished tied for 26th as an in­di­vid­ual on the boys’ side with his 16-over 160. Pom­pano Beach’s Heidi Chris­tensen posted a 26over 170 as an in­di­vid­ual in the girls’ tour­na­ment for

31st place.

Class 3A teams will com­pete for the state ti­tle on Tues­day and Wed­nes­day. Colum­bus, St. Thomas Aquinas and West­ern all ad­vanced teams on the boys’ side. Pal­metto’s Justin Rabin and Stone­man Dou­glas’ Tyler Le and Kody

Finn are com­pet­ing as in­di­vid­u­als.

On the girls’ side, St. Thomas Aquinas, Cy­press Bay and Do­ral Academy ad­vanced full teams.

Our Lady of Lour­des Academy’s Daniela Spillert and Gabriella Chavez as well as Coral Glades’ Kayla Holden ad­vanced as in­di­vid­u­als.

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