Senior Makenna Rodriguez carded a 71 to win medalist honors as the Spanish River High School girls’ golf team captured the Tri-County championship at the Country Club of Coral Springs.
Spanish River won the title with a total of 336, nine shots ahead of Stoneman Douglas. Senior Kyrsten Shawah was two shots off the pace with a 73.
The Boca Raton boys got a 3-under par, 69 from Frankie Harris to win that title with a total of 288. All five golfers shot in the 70s. Spanish River was second after carding 294 as a team. Jay Brooks and Carlos Caloca-Soto each shot 71s to lead the way.
“After the disappointment of not being able to compete for a state title, it was so awesome for our girls to be able to compete with the other two counties (Broward and Miami-Dade) that couldn’t,” Spanish River golf coach Robert Heinrichs said. “I was so happy for the girls to be able to compete for some title and then to pull it off and actually win. It says so much about these girls.
“To the senior girls who had so looked forward to competing for a state title, this was something that they could feel really proud of,” he said. “They pulled together and managed to win the Tri-County meet, even after a five-month wait. I am so proud of them for all they have accomplished.”
In addition to Rodriguez and Shawah, the Sharks girls’ team was composed of junior Gabriella Bertholet and freshman Julia Gelsino.