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HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS — Palm Harbor University senior Jasmine Wade capped a dazzling postseason with a two-day total of 176 to finish in a tie for ninth in the Class 2A girls state tournament.
In 72 holes of postseason action including the district tournament, Wade three-putted only one hole. That occurred Wednesday at Mission Inn Resort’s Las Colinas course, when she left a 60-foot putt short and watched her second putt lip out.
She finished 4-over 76 Wednesday, two shots better than her opening-day effort played amid 25-mph gusts. She was the only PHU player to shoot a round in the 70s as the Hurricanes finished 13th with a two-day, 36-hole total of 728.
“I was very good off the tee,” said Wade, who will sign with Florida International next week. “To be honest, it was just getting on the greens because the wind was just everywhere. You really just had to focus in on that.”
Countryside sophomore Madison Glennie, who won a two-hole playoff at the Region 4 tournament to reach this stage, tied for 20th with a two-day 161.
On the boys side, St. Petersburg junior Jack Maguire’s consecutive 77s led the Green Devils, which improved eight shots on Day 2, to a tie for seventh (646). Maguire, the Region 4 champion, finished in a four-way tie for 10th overall. Teammates Blake Dyer and Jake Kevorkian each shot 79 Wednesday.
Class A: Northside Christian’s boys had a rough final day at Deer Island Country Club in Tavares. The Mustangs finished last with a two-day score of 659.
Anthony Quintessenza stood out with a second-round 76 and a two-day total of 153. Troy Hicks shot 81 Wednesday, while Jasen Norris and Chris Keller shot 88 and 89, respectively.
Northside Christian’s girls finished 10th (735). Alyssa Serino was the low scorer with a two-day total of 175. Ryanne Jackson shot a second-round 87 for an overall score of 182.
“We wanted to finish between sixth and 10th, so we accomplished that,” Northside girls coach D.J. Jackson said. “I’m proud of the way they finished.”
Individually, Matt Rothrock of St. Petersburg Catholic finished tied for 39th (9-over 153). Ryan Orr of Clearwater Central Catholic tied for 71st with 17-over 161. But Orr shot 75 Wednesday, 11 better than his opening round.
Marisol Doglioli of CCC shot 79 Wednesday to finish tied for 36th (23-over 167).
Compiled by staff writers Joey Knight and Rodney Page.