This was a close one.
At the State Amateur Stroke Play Championship, a tournament hosted by the Florida Women's State Golf Association from July 11-13, three golfers made a push for first, but it was a Holiday resident that came out on top.
Ashley Aguilera finished with a three-day score of 213, putting her 3 under par, finishing just a stroke ahead of Tara Allen of Brooksville, who is a standout golfer at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Allen tied with Jessica Schnebly of Ormand Beach.
Allen actually finished the second day two strokes ahead of Aguilera, but Aguilera shot a 68 to Allen's 71 on the third day.
Other local finishers include Emily Van Etten of Trinity (13 over) and Tyler Etcheberry of Wesley Chapel (21 over).
JUNIOR GOLF: The North Suncoast Junior Golf Association held its weekly tournament at Sugarmill Woods Country Club in Homosassa on July 14.
In the 8-9 boys and girls division (seven holes), there was a tie for first between Morgan Moser of Lutz and Joe Jackson of Brooksville, both of whom shot a 30. Dakota Montgomery came in third with a 34. In the 10-12 boys intermediate (nine holes), Bryce Wilson of Land O'Lakes shot a 54 and Ben Cash of Spring Hill had a 56. In the 13-18 boys intermediate, Jake Schoonover of Hudson shot a 42, and Jacob Jackson of Brooksville had a 49.
In the 10-18 girls intermediate, Brooke Dalton of Hudson and Summer Moser of Lutz tied with a 49 through nine holes, and Emmy Martin of Odessa came in third with a 50. In the 10-12 boy advanced, Brazon Dixon of Spring Hill and Peyton Schaefer of Trinity tied at second with a 64, and in the 13-15 boys advanced, Shane Murphy of Spring Hill finished second with a 77.
In the 16-18 boys advanced, Wes Parrish of Land O'Lakes shot a 75 for second, and in the 10-18 girls advanced, Meagan Berube of Spring Hill shot a 78.
CAMP: Saddlebrook Resort is hosting the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy Junior Camp through Sept. 27. The camp includes meals, social activities and five days of instruction. Call toll-free, 1-800-729-8383, ext. 4653.
Aug. 17: The Wesley Chapel High School Football Boosters host the second annual Wildcat Football Boosters Golf Tournament at the Silverado Golf and Country Club in Zephyrhills.
There will be a noon shotgun start. Hole sponsorships are available for $100 and include a sign on a tee box. Individual golfers can participate for $75, and a foursome costs $250. All proceeds benefit the Wesley Chapel High football team. Contact Jon Fisher at (813) 760-4681.
Oct. 3: The 14th annual Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Golf Tournament will be at Southern Hills Plantation in Brooksville.
Proceeds from the "Swing for Charity" tournament will go to the United Way of Pasco.
The tournament will have foursomes and is set for a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Corporate sponsorships are available, with levels including foursome fees, hole sponsors, refreshments, lunch, dinner and prizes.
Contact Kurt Conover at (727) 869-5494 or call toll-free at 1-800-432-7811, ext. 5494, to receive registration and sponsorship information.
Submit info, scores, upcoming golf events to [email protected] or call (352) 544-1771.