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Golf: All-Pinellas County boys and girls teams

A.J. Newell | Jr., Northside Christian

After finishing as state runnerup last year, Newell was near the top of the leaderboard this season with rounds of 73 and 68 to finish third with a 2-under 141. Her performance helped the Mustangs finish as the overall team runnerup for the second straight season. Newell completed the season with a nine-hole stroke average below par (35.8). She also shot a 32 to set a school record at Bardmoor and won her third straight Bay Conference title.

Did you know? Newell, who is headed for Tennessee, is one of three Northside golfers to sign with Division I schools. The others are Michelle Butler (Missouri) and Danielle Grace (Lipscomb).

What's next? Newell will work on fine-tuning her game as she makes the move from high school to collegiate golf.

First team

Michelle Butler, Sr., Northside Christian: Finished with a nine-hole scoring average of 36.6 and shot a 70 at the Mustang Invitational.

Shane Crutchfield, Jr., St. Petersburg: Won district title with a 71 and finished second at region with a 67.

Danielle Grace, Sr., Northside Christian: Consistent golfer who came on at the end of the season for the Mustangs.

Anna Newell, Fr., Northside Christian: Shot a school-record 66 to win Sebring Invitational and won region with a 69.

Jasmine Wade, Jr., Palm Harbor U.: Conference champion had the best nine-hole average (38) among public school players and won a district title with a 70.

Coach of the year

D.J. Jackson, Northside Christian: He led the Mustangs to team titles at conference, district and region meets and a runnerup finish at state for the second straight season.

Second team

Allison Armstrong, 8th, Northside Christian

Jordan Patton, Jr., East Lake

Madison Glennie, Fr., Countryside

Allyson Henning, Sr., Palm Harbor University

Justine Knox, Sr., Dunedin

Honorable mention

Canterbury: Katelyn Degnan

Countryside: Nancy Trepany, Erin Williamson

East Lake: Hannah Espy

Indian Rocks Christian: Amanda Burch

Osceola: Ally Franzese

Palm Harbor University: Lauren Coe, Emily Gomez

St. Petersburg Catholic: Emily Swidock

Lee McCoy | So., Calvary Christian

The golfer of the year in 2009, McCoy entered this season as the county's top golfer and was its most consistent player again. At the Calvary Invitational in September, McCoy shot 10-under 62 to break the Booker Creek course record by a stroke and post one of the lowest scores ever recorded in a state high school meet. He also led the Warriors to a berth in the state tournament, where he shot 2-under 142 (74-68). McCoy's sixth-place finish was the highest among county boys golfers at state in either classification, and he was the only county boy to have a score in the 60s on either day.

Did you know? McCoy's worst round of golf was at the district tournament, where he shot 85. He played one hour after learning about his grandmother's death and helped his team advance to region by one stroke.

What's next? McCoy already has committed to Georgia and will play in the spring and summer in hopes of ranking in the top 35 on the junior circuit.

First team

Jeff Heinicka, Sr., Northside Christian: Won the Vinoy Invitational and helped his team win district and region titles.

Travis Huston, Sr., Dunedin: Finished in top two at district and region and took 12th at state with a 147 (74-73).

Jack Maguire, So., St. Petersburg: Took second at region with a 68 and averaged 36 strokes in nine-hole matches.

M.J. Maguire, Sr., St. Petersburg: He was the county leader among public school players with a 35.6 stroke average for nine-hole matches.

Ryan Orr, So., Clearwater Central Catholic: Runnerup at the Vinoy Invitational and was among the top five at the district and region tournaments.

Coach of the year

Andy Goodwin, Northside Christian: He led the Mustangs to team titles at district and region meets and a state tournament berth for the third straight season.

Second team

Dustin Dingus, Jr., Palm Harbor U.

Taylor Hancock, Sr., Calvary Christian

Eric Ines, So., Seminole

Nick Quintessenza, Sr., Northside Christian

Christian Senger, Sr., Palm Harbor U.

Honorable mention

Calvary Christian: Harold McClimans, Ben Murray; Clearwater: August Cook, Chase Harvey; Clearwater Central Catholic: David Slattery; Countryside: Donald Wasoff; Dunedin: Andrew Norris; East Lake: Parker Fox, Sebastian Hilpl, Zack Wood; Northeast: Kyle Kubala; Northside Christian: Chris Keller, Anthony Quintessenza; Palm Harbor University: Charlie Camisasca, Brent Hajian, Colby Norris; St. Petersburg Catholic: M.J. Fiske, Matt Rothrock, Clayton Spilman; Seminole: Sean Knight, Tyler Zacur; Shorecrest: Karim Oliver; Tarpon Springs: Marcus Spanolios.

Golf: All-Pinellas County boys and girls teams 12/04/10 [Last modified: Saturday, December 4, 2010 8:15pm]
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