Viera High shot one stroke off its season best and 37 better than the best of the rest on Monday to win the District 16-3A girls golf tournament at Royal St. Cloud.
The Hawks’ 307 easily beat Vero Beach’s 344, though Indians golfer Sarah Noonan placed first individually with a 71.
Hawks senior Taylor Rajeski was a shot behind Noonan, and Sophie Liu turned in a 74 to finish third. Samantha Brimhall was fifth (76), and Dayna Owens shot 85.
“We were a little tired today I think,” Viera coach Greg Ford said, “but we’re in a pretty good place.”
The Hawks played 18-hole rounds on Friday and Saturday, finishing fourth at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach. Liu was the tournament runner-up, shooting 70-73 for a 1-under 143, one shot behind Morgan Baxtendale of Orlando First Academy.
Viera, last year’s 3A state champion, will play in Vero Beach next week in regional competition. The Hawks will be joined by individual qualifiers from Melbourne High, Jessica Bissey (97) and Carrie Walk (99).
At Crane Creek in Melbourne, Cocoa Beach won the District 12-1A tournament, shooting 376, and Delia Timpy was the medalist with an 82, three shots ahead of Minutemen teammate Olivia Timpy’s 85. Runner-up Melbourne Central Catholic (395) was led by Elise Boccabella’s 86. The Hustlers will joined Cocoa Beach and the third-place team, Edgewood (443), in regional play. Merritt Island Christian’s Gabriella Collura, with an 87, qualified individually to advance, as did Holy Trinity’s Enya Torsney (97) and Lela Gunderson (114).
There will be a number of high school district golf tournaments today, including the Viera boys at the same Royal St. Cloud. Class 2A girls will play in the District 11 event at The Savannahs on Merritt Island and District 12 at Mallards Landing in Melbourne.
Boys tournaments will be played at Walkabout Golf and Country Club (11-2A) in Mims and Mallards Landing (12-2A). The 1A-12 boys will play at Suntree Country Club.
Dig Pink fundraising volleyball match at Viera
Fans can enter a serving contest and try their luck in a raffle while watching competitive volleyball and doing their part for cancer research Tuesday at Viera High.
The ninth-grade, junior varsity and varsity volleyball teams of Holy Trinity will compete with the Hawks beginning at 5:15 p.m. in the school gymnasium. The event is sponsored by The Side-Out Foundation, which raises money to support breast cancer research and education.
The varsity match is tentatively scheduled for 7:15. There will be a prizes awarded for a serving contest and a raffle. Raffle tickets are included in the admission price of $2 for students and $4 for adults.