Viera girls golf team wins regional title
Holy Trinity boys and girls play well, but seasons come to an end
Viera High's Taylor Rajeski (left) and Sophia Liu both shot 73 to help the Hawks win their Class 1A regional. Teammate Samantha Brimhall shot 72 to win medalist honors.
VIERA VOICE Carl Kotala
The stakes keep getting higher … and the Viera High girls golf team keeps playing better.
For the second week in a row, the Hawks set a program record with a team score of 293 to win the Class 3A, Region 6 championship by 26 strokes over second-place Vero Beach at the Madison Green Golf Club in Royal Palm Beach on Tuesday.
Viera will attempt to win the second state championship in school history next week when the Hawks travel to the Deer Island Golf and Lake Club in Tavares for the two-day tournament beginning Oct. 28.
The Hawks swept the first four places at the regionals, with Samantha Brimhall shooting a 72 to earn medalist honors. She was followed by Sophie Liu and Taylor Rajeski, who each shot 73. Dayna Owens came in with a 75.
“We played great,” Hawks coach Greg Ford wrote in an email. “The course was very challenging and, as always, Vero Beach is a formidable opponent. These girls continue to impress me with their work ethic and determination to obtain their goals.
“We are definitely looking forward to going to the State Finals and will give it our best effort.”
Wall shoots season best for Holy Trinity girls
Holy Trinity’s Lilly Wall shot a season-best 82 for the Tigers at the Class 1A regional golf tournament at MetroWest Country Club in Orlando on Tuesday.
The 82 was just four shots away from putting Wall into a playoff for the final individual spot going to the state tournament.
Emily Dixon and Enya Torsney both shot 102 for Holy Trinity. Lindsey Webb came in at 113 as the Tigers had a team total of 399.
“I am pleased with the season and look forward to working hard in the offseason, and next year, as most of the players will be returning,” Holy Trinity coach Lisa Lewis wrote in an email.
Vligenthart leads Holy Trinity boys
The Tigers finished first among Brevard County schools at the Class 1A regional golf tournament at the MetroWest Country Club, but did not qualify for the state tournament.
Zane Vliegenthart shot 72, missing out on a trip to the state finals by just three strokes. Mitchell Kara also played well, shooting 75. It was a tough day for Branden Schwab had a tough day, shooting 36 on the front nine before hurting his back which led to a 46 on the back side. He finished with an 82.
Tom Baez shot 83 and eighth-grader Daniel Muniz shot 84.
“We have everyone coming back next year, so I am looking forward to next year,” Tigers coach Ron Benfield wrote in an email.