Holy Trinity’s main goal: Bring home district golf title


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Holy Trinity's top player, Daniel Muniz, is hoping to not only lead the Tigers to a district championship, but get to the regional tournament.

VIERA VOICE Carl Kotala

When it comes to his golf game, Holy Trinity senior Daniel Muniz is feeling a lot stronger.

“I think I’m able to hit it a lot farther,” he said. “Right now, I’m working on consistency, but with my drives, I’ll be able to put them in good places in the fairway. And my layups have been really accurate lately.”

Those improvements are what Muniz hopes will help him lead the Tigers to a district championship and, for himself, a spot in the regional tournament along with a chance to get to the state competition.

Playing in a region that features a number of strong teams from the Orlando area – like defending state champion Circle Christian – the Tigers are focusing on trying to win the district title this season.

"Our main goal is always to win the district,” Holy Trinity coach Ron Benfield said. “I think all of us in the district are about the same (although) Edgewood might be a little ahead of us right now.

“Most of our matches are right before the district (tournament) so I’m hoping our scores will improve once we get closer to the district.”

Diaz, playing in the No. 1 spot, is one of several Holy Trinity golfers with plenty of experience. Rahul Parsanna, a junior playing at No. 2, also has experience along with freshman Cody Royston, who has been playing on varsity since the seventh grade.

After those three, the Tigers have some talented players who are getting their experience this season. That includes sophomore John DeLuca and seventh grader Cash Hope along with eighth-grader Mitch McCullar, seventh-grader Roham Parsanna and Joe Coston.

Although Muniz wants to lead the Tigers as far as they can go, he’s also hoping to have some individual success this season as well.

“Individually, I hope I’m going to be able to place well in districts and be able to go to regionals,” he said. “That’s my main focus this year, to do well in regionals. It’s hard competing with those Orlando schools. I feel like I can muster up some good scores to put up on the board.”