SEMINOLE - St. Petersburg's Blake Dyer picked the right time to shoot his lowest high school round of the season. Dyer fired 5-under 66 at Seminole Lake Country Club, seven shots better than Seminole's Jasen Norris to win the individual title at the Class 3A, District 12 tournament.
The Green Devils won with 297. Countryside was second with (310) and East Lake third (317), one shot better than Seminole. Norris, Clearwater's Ryan Sweet (75) and Palm Harbor University's Sean Fromme (75) advance as individuals to Monday's region tournament at Feather Sound.
"I hit 15 greens and made some putts down the stretch," said Dyer, who finished with five birdies. "On the first hole, I hit my second shot into the bunker but made the up-and-down. That kind of set the tone for the rest of the round."
St. Petersburg also got solid rounds from Cameron Wolfe (74), Daniel Weiss (77) and Clay Cottrill (80) to best Countryside by 13 shots. The Cougars had four players in the 70s. Ryan Hicks led the way with 75, Jay Dixon shot 77 and Donald Wasoff and Josh Glass shot 79.
Tyler Dierwechter shot 75 to help East Lake slip into the third team spot. Sean Cooperrider shot 79 for the Eagles.
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Girls: Cougars' Glennie, PHU shine
CLEARWATER - There were no surprises at the girls 3A-12 tournament at Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Course. Countryside's Madison Glennie earned medalist honors with 2-over 73. Palm Harbor University won the team championship with 380.
Countryside was second with 427. East Lake followed with 442. St. Petersburg, the only other school that had enough golfers to field a team, shot 595. The Green Devils' No. 2 golfer, Kayla Shelton, was forced to quit after sustaining a back injury on the back nine.
The top three individuals who advanced to regionals at Countryside Country Club are St. Petersburg's Mariana Ocano, who shot 78. Teammates Alexandra Zamitalo (118) and Christina Wilbur (135) also advance.
Glennie had a consistent round that included eagle on the par-5, 12th hole when she sank a 45-foot putt.
"I had two bogeys on par 3s but overall I played okay," she said. "I made some really long putts. It would be nice to be closer to the hole, but if it goes in it still counts."