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Mon. October 17, 2011 | Eduardo A. Encina

A-14 girls golf: Holy Names returns to the top

LUTZ — Academy of the Holy Names’ top three golfers in the A-14 tournament had already won a team district title two years ago — as eighth graders.

And on Monday, the sophomores paced Holy Names to its second team district title in three years — the Jags finish second last year — handily beating Tampa Prep 320-445 at Cheval Golf and Country Club. Robinson was third (468).

Sophomore Emmy Martin, who placed third last year, won with 2-over 74 to lead a Holy Names’ top-four sweep. Sophomore Casey Pluchino was second (80), followed by junior Christina Gerecke (81) and sophomore Mariah Diaz (85).

“Based on our experience, I thought we’d play well,” AHN coach Chris Kumka said. “I think we’re well positioned for the future. The fact that our top four players are sophomores and juniors, I’m excited about our future.”

Martin won despite six bogeys. She sparkled on her first nine holes, shooting 3-under 33 along the back nine, including a birdie and eagle.

“I tried not to be too aggressive here because the fairways are really narrow,” Martin said. “There’s a lot of water out there. I think I putted really well today”

Martin improved dramatically from last year’s district tournament, shooting 11 strokes better than her third-place finish.

Also moving on as individuals: Tampa Catholic’s Lorin Shulstad (103), Spoto’s Jaclyn Fallaria (109) and Berkeley Prep’s Danielle Campbell (111).
 

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