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2A-4 boys golf: Ridgewood's Padova uses short game to reach state

Boys region 2A-4 Ridgewood's Padova putts way to state

RIVERVIEW — The putter that betrayed Austin Padova down the stretch of the regular season will take the Ridgewood sophomore for yet another ride.

All the way to Ocala, site of next week's state tournament.

On a course of nasty pin placements and fast greens, Padova used a near-flawless short game to notch 2-over-par 73 to place second individually at Monday's Class 2A, Region 4 Tournament at Summerfield Crossings Golf Club.

The score earned Padova one of two individual berths in the state tournament, which begins at Silver Springs Shores a week from today — and five days shy of his 16th birthday.

"I putted really well," said Padova, who shot 79 at last week's district tourney at Fox Hollow to earn the last individual region spot.

"I was actually really surprised at how well I putted because late in the season … my putting was absolutely terrible."

Joey Knight, Times staff writer

Team results: East Lake (Hand 76, Johnson 76, Hilpi 78, Clark 83) 313, Palm Harbor University (Senger 78, Dingus 78, Cote 79, Camisasca 80) 315, Riverview 315, Gaither 321, Dunedin 323, Wharton 324, Plant 335, Newsome 343, Chamberlain 365

Individuals: Paul Demick, Wharton 70; Austin Padova, Ridgewood 73

2A-4 boys golf: Ridgewood's Padova uses short game to reach state 10/26/09 [Last modified: Monday, October 26, 2009 11:08pm]
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