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KNOX'S 75 GOOD FOR SIXTH PLACE

At some region tournaments, the 3-over-par 75 posted by Dunedin's Justine Knox might have been good enough to advance her to state.

But, well, this was no ordinary event.

Monday afternoon at Heritage Isles in the Class 2A, Region 4 tournament, two players broke par. And one of them, sensational Sickles sophomore Alex Milan shot a spectacular 8-under 64 that left her competitors in the dust - and in awe. She made eight birdies in a bogey-free round.

Knox's effort, nonetheless, was good for sixth place.

And it was the best showing by a Pinellas player in what certainly is one of Florida's toughest regions. Durant, which had all four players shoot 83 or better, won with a total of 311. Wharton (314), which was second, also advances to state.

East Lake (370) was sixth, while Clearwater was ninth with no team score because one of its players had to withdraw after hurting her knee.

East Lake was led by Jordan Patton's 81. Patton, a freshman, started slow but "gathered her composure" on the second nine to post a more than respectable score, Eagles coach Andrea Panarelli said.

Brittany Gaunt paced Clearwater with 87.

Palm Harbor University's Jasmine Wade shot 78.

2A-5: Green Devils place seventh

St. Petersburg's Shane Crutchfield shot 14-over 86 at Manatee County Golf Course to record the lowest score among county golfers in the Class 2A, Region 5 tournament.

The Green Devils, with a team total of 490, came in seventh. Osceola, the only other county team participating, did not have enough golfers to post a score.

Barron Collier posted a cumulative 367 to finish first and edge Lakewood Ranch (371) by four strokes. Both teams advance to the state tournament along with Emma Smyser (71) from Naples Gulf Coast and Casey Kennedy (72) from Venice.

Staff writer Bryan Burns contributed to this report.

Up next

State golf

When: Oct. 28-29

Class A: at the Club at Eaglebrooke, Lakeland

Class 2A: at Ridgewood Lakes Golf & Country Club, Davenport

*Tee times have not been set

2A-4 at Heritage Isles

Team scores: Durant (311), Wharton (314), Plant (339), Mitchell (356), Sickles (359), East Lake (370), Gaither (384), Plant City (395), Clearwater N/S

Individual state qualifier: Alex Milan 64 (Sickles)

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