Viera Girls win 7th straight district golf title in historic fashion

Viera boys 2nd; both Holy Trinity teams qualify for regionals


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Viera freshman Calvin Sierota birdied the final hole to win medalist honors at the Class 3A, District 16 tournament at Baytree National

VIERA VOICE Carl Kotala

The Viera High girls golf team continues to make winning district championships look routine … but this one wasn’t just special. It was historic.

Viera shot a program record 296 to defeat second-place Vero Beach by 19 strokes and win the Class 3A, District 16 championship Tuesday afternoon at the Royal St. Cloud links.

It was the seventh district championship in a row for the Hawks, who will play in the regional tournament on Oct. 21 at the Madison Green Golf Club in West Palm Beach.

“What we have done in the past and are doing now is unprecedented in Brevard County,” Hawks coach Greg Ford wrote in an email. “This team is really starting to focus on our ultimate goal, but we are enjoying the journey to get there.”

Sophie Liu earned medalist honors at the district tournament for the Hawks with a 73. Taylor Rajeski and Samantha Brimhall both shot a 74 while Dayna Owens followed with a 75.

The Hawks won the state championship in 2010 and were the state runner up in 2009 and 20013.

Ford has said he feels this year’s team is deeper and better than the team  that finished second last season.

Viera boys take second

Viera freshman Calvin Sierota birdied the final hole to win medalist honors as the Hawks finished second in their Class 3A, District 16 tournament.

Sierota finished with a 69. Nico Gagliardi and Ryan Rozik both shot 76 to tie for fifth place. Vero Beach won the tournament, shooting 300 to Viera’s 296.

The Hawks will play their regional tournament next Wednesday, also at Madison Green.

Holy Trinity girls off to regionals

It was also a good day for the Holy Trinity girls golf team, which placed two players in the top 10 and finished in third place in the Class 1A, District 12 championship.

The third-place finish qualified the Tigers for next week’s regional tournament, which will take place Tuesday at the MetroWest Golf Club.

Lilly Wall shot an 88 to finish fourth at the district tournament, which was held at Crane Creek. Emily Dixon shot 100 to finish ninth.

Holy Trinity boys take second

Holy Trinity’s Brandon Schwab shot 75 to finish second at the Class 1A, District 12 tournament that was held at Suntree on Monday.

The Tigers, whom coach Ron Benfield previously said were in a “semi-rebuilding year” this season, finished 12 shots behind district winner Edgewood.  They will also play in next week’s regional which will be held Monday, also at Metro West.

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