Thursday, January 18, 2018
Golf

Region golf: PHU girls runnerup in 2A-4, earn state berth

CLEARWATER — Palm Harbor University, which won a district team title last week, clinched a berth in the girls state tournament on Monday, finishing second at the Class 2A, Region 4 tournament at Countryside Country Club.

The Hurricanes shot 367 to finish 43 shots behind winner Steinbrenner.

The Hurricanes' Lauren Coe, a North Florida recruit, led her team with 84. Two other PHU golfers shot in the 90s, Perrianne D'Amico (90) and Jojo Baker (92).

Steinbrenner, when went undefeated in the regular season and won district team titles the past two seasons, took control from the start, shooting 324 overall.

Steinbrenner's Kayla Poff earned individual medalist honors, shooting 74. Teammates Kelsey Holbert (79) Brooke Deal (85) and Claire Decker (86) were among the top 10.

Osceola's Haydyn Gibson, who won last week's district tournament, shot 78 to also make state as an individual.

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