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TRINITY — There is something about the postseason and the course at Heritage Springs that brings out the best in Palm Harbor University’s Jasmine Wade.
For the second straight season, Wade won individual honors at the Class 2A, District 11 tournament by shooting 1-under 70 Thursday at Heritage Springs. The scores is her lowest round the past two years.
“I think I did well because the course is short,” Wade said. “I was long off the tee and I was able to dial in my short irons. I was able to have a real consistent round and make some birdie putts.”
Wade held off Mitchell’s Rebecca Van Etten and Countryside’s Madison Glennie, who each finished two strokes behind. Van Etten placed second for the third straight year.
“My putting was just terrible,” Van Etten said. “It killed me out there. Hopefully, I can bounce back at regionals.”
The only thing Wade was unable to do was help the Hurricanes defend their team title. Mitchell beat PHU 323-337.
The Mustangs played with razor-sharp focus, hitting the fairways on a windy day and making clutch shots. They left little wiggle room for the Hurricanes to surge ahead.
PHU stayed within striking distance thanks to Wade and Lauren Coe, who shot 76, the fifth-lowest round.
“It was like a hurricane out there early on it was so windy,” Wade said. “But we were able to handle the conditions and play our game.”
Countryside, which shot 356 overall, was the final team to advance to regionals.
The individuals who advanced were East Lake’s Jordan Patton (83) and Abby Richardson (92) and Land O’Lakes’ Eden Shirmohammad (101).