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.
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.
Allison Armstrong, 8th, Northside Christian
Jordan Patton, Jr., East Lake
Madison Glennie, Fr., Countryside
Allyson Henning, Sr., Palm Harbor University
Justine Knox, Sr., Dunedin
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.
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.
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.
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.