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A-15 girls golf: Northside sails through to regionals

CLEARWATER — With only one other school fielding enough players for a full team, it was widely assumed Northside Christian would have no trouble getting past the competition, or lack thereof, to win its sixth straight Class A, District 15 title.

And in one of the most anticlimactic finishes, the Mustangs did just that Tuesday, shooting 305 to beat Indian Rocks Christian by 183 strokes.

It was such an easy 18 holes that the only thing Northside coach D.J. Jackson had to worry about was making sure his golfers signed their scorecards correctly.

"We have a really strong team, and I think we can contend for a state title this year," Jackson said. "It was pretty much a stress-free day for the girls."

About the only competition for the Mustangs was among themselves. Northside Christian's Michelle Butler won individual honors with 72, beating teammate A.J. Newell by two strokes.

"I thought I had a good shot of winning," Butler said. "I was making a lot of putts out there."

Northside's Danielle Grace finished with 79 and Anna Newell with 80. The Golden Eagles were led by Ryan Ashburn, who shot 77.

The top three individuals to advance to regionals were Shorecrest's Hayden Greene (87), Clearwater Central Catholic's Breann Walters (108) and Canterbury's Katie Degnan (130).


Northside Christian 305: (Butler 72, A.J. Newell 74, Grace 79, A. Newell 80)

Indian Rocks Christian 488: (Ashburn 77, Kimbrough 129, Armstrong 140, Sole Cruz 142)

Individual: Degnan (Canterbury) 130, Walters (Clearwater Central Catholic) 108, Greene (Shorecrest) 87

A-15 girls golf: Northside sails through to regionals 10/20/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 12:00am]
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