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MUSTANGS MAINTAIN SAC GOLF DOMINANCE

Mitchell won its fourth straight Sunshine Athletic Conference boys golf tournament in record fashion, surpassing its previous best result by one stroke.

Among the Mustangs' seven SAC titles overall was the 2008 finish of plus-7. Wednesday at Silverado, they shot 294 to finish a team-record 6 under. Mitchell went 12-0 in the regular season.

"Every year I say this is the best one so far," Mitchell coach Rick Hyatt said. "I'm really proud of this year's (team), getting all five guys in the 70s."

Two of those guys - Donnie Gabrelcik and Anthony Swinford - have golfed on all four conference championship teams and played together at Fox Hollow since they were fifth-graders.

"Donnie and I have been really blessed," Swinford said. "We grew up playing together and it gives us that competitive edge."

Added Gabrelcik: "As you get older you start to become the leaders of the team and you contribute more."

The most significant contribution for Mitchell came from junior Mike Spinger, the individual medalist (71). Rounding out the top Mustangs were Nick Nuzzo and Anthony Salvati, who each finished with 78.

Runnerup River Ridge came in at 323 and Sunlake totaled 326 to finish third. The Royal Knights had two SAC first-teamers with Mike Stewart shooting 72 and Mike Dodson one stroke behind.

Joining Mitchell's Nuzzo and Salvati on the second team were Sunlake's Jake Roberts (74), Wesley Chapel's Tyler Rover (74) and Gulf's Ryan Gibson (77).

Steve Lee, Times correspondent

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Recruiting roundup

Seffner Christian forward Peyton Walker committed to Wofford College.

Walker, the Tampa Bay Times' Hillsborough County Player of the Year in 2013, averaged 20.1 points and 9.6 rebounds per game last season, leading the Crusaders to a state runnerup finish. She had 50 points and 32 rebounds in two final four games.

In addition to Wofford, Walker, a 5-foot-10 senior, had offers from Sacred Heart, Gardner-Webb, Wagner, La Salle and Tennessee State. Last year the Terriers finished 6-23, 4-14 in the Southern Conference.

- Palm Harbor University swimmer Morgan Perrotti committed to Rutgers. Perrotti, ranked 44th in 2015 class by collegeswimming.com, said she also was considering Cincinnati and Miami. The only school she visited, though, was Rutgers.

Last season, Perrotti was seventh in the 100 fly at the Class 4A state meet. She won her signature event at the PCAC last meet and helped the Hurricanes take the team title.

- Clearwater Central Catholic's Emma Spilman made her college plans official by announcing via Twitter that she has committed to swim at Florida.

Spilman, the state's 16th ranked swimmer in the 2015 class by collegeswimming.com, picked the Gators over Ohio State and Vanderbilt.

"I really love the national strength of the Gators swim program," Spilman said.

Last season, Spilman finished fourth in the 100 fly (56.09 seconds) at the Class A state meet.

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