Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

A-8 girls golf: Pasco wins first championship; Hernando, Nature Coast advance

A watchful eye Durant’s Erika Wardzinski follows her shot at the ninth green during the Class 2A, District 11 meet in Tampa. The junior took the individual title and helped the Cougars secure their second straight district crown.

DANIEL WALLACE | Times

A watchful eye Durant’s Erika Wardzinski follows her shot at the ninth green during the Class 2A, District 11 meet in Tampa. The junior took the individual title and helped the Cougars secure their second straight district crown.

girls Class A, district 8 Banner day: Pirates' title a first in girls golf

One thing is missing among the many banners that decorate Pasco's gymnasium.

The Pirates girls golf team had never won a championship and thus, no banner in the gym.

The goal of obtaining a banner this season became Pasco's focus, and it paid off Monday when the Pirates won the Class A, District 8 tournament at Shady Brook Golf Course in Sumterville.

Pasco earned the team low score with 456 points. Hernando was second with 517 followed by Nature Coast (537) and South Sumter (523).

The Pirates were led by Kellianne May, who shot a team-best 20-over-par 92. Also scoring for Pasco was Mary Kassabaum (110), Victoria Bryant (125) and Tori Norris (129).

"We had never played with any of these girls. We weren't sure how good the teams were," Bryant said. "We were super excited because the school had never won anything in girls golf."

Bishop McLaughlin sophomore Spencer Zaldestino shot 95 and finished fourth overall to earn an at-large bid.

At the Class 2A, District 11 tournament, Durant's Erika Wardzinski ignored her sprained ankle to help the Cougars to a second straight district title.

She overcame a four-bogey start at Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club in Tampa to finish 4-over 76 to capture the individual title. Cougars sophomore Madison Opfer, the defending district champ, finished two strokes back.

Izzy Gould, Times staff writer

A-8 girls golf: Pasco wins first championship; Hernando, Nature Coast advance 10/19/09 [Last modified: Monday, October 19, 2009 10:16pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Cup-winning Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk makes Hockey Hall of Fame

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Hall of Fame coach Scotty Bowman said Dave Andreychuk's name has surfaced often the past eight years with the selection committee.

    30 Oct 2001:  Left wing Dave Andreychuk #25 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates towards the blue line during the NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada.  The Maple Leafs defeated the Lightning 3-2.  Mandatory Credit:  Dave Sanford /Allsport
  2. Rays acquire slick-fielding shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria from Marlins

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Chaim Bloom said the Rays weren't necessarily in the market for a shortstop. The team has a number of those. But when the Marlins recently began shopping Adeiny Hechavarria, well, that was too much to pass up.

    Adeiny Hechavarria has emerged as one of baseball’s top defensive shortstops in the past three seasons with the Marlins.
  3. Rays at Pirates, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Pittsburgh

    The Heater

    Tonight: at Pirates

    7:05, PNC Park

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

    Probable pitchers

    Rays: Alex Cobb (6-5, 4.05)

    PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - FEBRUARY 18:  Alex Cobb #53 of the Tampa Bay Rays poses for a portrait during the Tampa Bay Rays photo day on February 18, 2017 at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Floida.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
  4. Lightning journal: Forward Yanni Gourde agrees to two-year deal

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Just three years ago, Yanni Gourde was fighting to stay in pro hockey.

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde celebrates after scoring against the Florida Panthers during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) TPA108
  5. What they're saying about Dave Andreychuk making Hall of Fame

    Lightning Strikes

    "Dave helped me so much when I was just starting my career, a young kid that was looking to find his way as a hockey player, a person and a member of the Tampa Bay community. In addition to watching him compile such awe-inspiring statistics, I remember him as a big brother to me and many others, making sure all the …