The Fort Myers boys and girls golf squads teed off at the Venetian Country Club on Monday for the right to advance to the state tournament.
In the girls meet, the Green Wave finished in sixth place as a team. Despite missing out on states, Fort Myers coach Mike Christensen was impressed with his team’s performance all season.
“I am very proud of what my girls accomplished this year,” he said.
“It was a fantastic year. Everything exceeded my expectations.”
Senior Nisha Sharma of the Green Wave had her best showing of the year in her last meet as a high school golfer.
Sharma notched a score of 93 on the day, including an eagle on her last shot.
“It was really cool to see our senior step up and put in her best score all year,” Christensen added.
“She did great today.”
The Green Wave boys golf team had a score of 315, but finished in fifth place overall to also miss states.
However, Fort Myers sophomore Landon Weber will make his second straight trip to states after shooting 71 in the regional meet. Weber clinched a spot in the state tournament by winning a playoff against two other golfers.
“It was nerve racking, but it was exciting to see him come out on top,” Green Wave coach Chad Turner said.
“I’m looking forward to him competing at states. You never know what might happen. I think he has the ability to go a lot lower than he did today.”
Weber will compete in the Class 3A state meet in Orlando on November 5-6.