All-area golf teams


Published: Friday, January 1, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 12:06 a.m.

SUN ALL-AREA BOYS GOLF TEAM

First team

J.D. Tomlinson, Oak Hall, junior: Ended with an area-best average of 34.1. Tied for second (71) at the John and Ann Ives Golf Classic. Won District 4-1A title (69), shot a 75 at Region 2-1A tournament.

Bodi Karsono, Buchholz, senior: Owned a 36.3 average for the final year of his exceptional prep career. Tied for second (71) at the John and Ann Ives Golf Classic. Tied for fifth (75) at District 4-2A tournament, tied for ninth (76) at Region 2-2A and shot a two-day total of 145 (tied for 11th) at Class 2A state tournament.

Shayne Barber, Columbia, junior: Posted a 36.6 nine-hole average. Fired a three-under-par 69 to win the John and Ann Ives Golf Classic. Was fourth (76) at District 2-2A tournament, Region 1-2A qualifier (tied for seventh, 73).

Alex Slaton, Buchholz, senior: Overcame a Pars stress fracture in his lower back to post a 37.8 average; Was tied for fifth (78) at the John and Ann Ives Golf Classic; shot a two-day total of 145 (tied for 11th) at Class 2A state tournament.

Parker Jones, Buchholz, junior: Ended with a 37.2 average. Tied for second (74) at District 4-2A tournament, was Region 2-2A runner-up (73) and shot a two-day total of 151 (tied for 37th) at Class 2A state tournament.

Second team

Ben Vollmer, Gainesville, senior: Owned a 39.8 average. Placed 10th (77) at the District 4-2A tournament, Region 2-2A tournament qualifier (tie for ninth, 76).

Clark Stressing, Oak Hall, senior: Finished with a 38 average. Was eighth (83) at District 4-1A tournament, Region 2-1A tournament qualifier.

Josh Dubberly, Santa Fe, junior: Ended with a 39 average. Tied for fifth (80) at District 4-1A tournament, Region 2-1A tournament qualifier (79).

J.R. Spears, Bradford, senior: Posted a 39.6 average. Placed 14th (89) at the District 4-1A tournament, Region 2-1A tournament qualifier (83).

Chad Hunter, Columbia, senior: Turned in a 39.5 average. Placed tied for fifth (78) at the John and Ann Ives Golf Classic. Region 1-2A tournament qualifier (78).

Honorable mention: Bradford: Justin Norman, sophomore; Kyle Davis, sophomore; Branford: Nathan Allen, freshman; Buchholz: Greg Dana, sophomore; Elliot Norden, senior; Eastside: Daniel Ko, sophomore; Gainesville: Brecken Whitfield, junior; Cameron Chung, senior; Keystone Heights: Kyle Tate, seventh grade; Oak Hall: David Hicks, freshman; Cole Randall, junior; Suwannee: Andrew Schroeder, senior.

Coach of the Year

Brian Tribby, Buchholz

In his third year, Tribby guided the Bobcats to a 48-12 record and to their first FHSAA Class 2A state tournament appearance since 2003. Buchholz also captured its seventh consecutive and 13th overall John and Ann Ives Golf Classic title (formerly known as the Alachua County tournament) . The Bobcats placed second (302) at the District 4-2A tournament and at the Region 2-2A tournament (305). Buchholz shot a two-day total of 611 to place ninth out of 16 teams at the FHSAA Class 2A state tournament.

SUN ALL-AREA GIRLS GOLF TEAM

First team

Lauren Gros, Oak Hall, eighth grade: Owned an area-best nine-hole average of 37.44. Won the Alachua County tournament, won the District 4-1A title (eight-over-par 80), and shot a 5-over-par 149 total to finish in a five-way tie for 12th in the FHSAA Class 1A state tournament.

Taylor Tomlinson, Oak Hall, eighth grade: Turned in a 39.5 average. Shot a 15-over-par 159 (tied for 30th) at the two-day FHSAA Class 1A state tournament, helping the Eagles to an eighth-place team finish.

Jessica Thomas, Buchholz, freshman: Posted a 42 nine-hole average this season. Shot an 86 to finish fourth as the Bobcats won the District 4-2A tournament.

Kathryn Gagnon, Buchholz, freshman: Posted a 42.5 nine-hole average this season. Shot an 82 to finish third as the Bobcats won the District 4-2A tournament.

DarbyAnn Roberts, Keystone Heights, senior: Shot a 91 to finish as the District 4-1A runner-up to lead the Indians to the Region 2-1A tournament.

Second team

Caroline Holloway, Oak Hall, eighth grade: Posted a 45.4 average. Was third at Alachua County tournament, fourth (95) at the District 4-1A tournament, 53rd (181) at the Class 1A state tournament.

Carly Anderson, Buchholz, junior: Posted a 45 average this fall. Placed sixth at the District 4-2A tournament with a 90.

Hyunji Yoon, Eastside, junior: Shot a 93 at the District 4-2A tournament and qualified for the Region 2-2A tournament for the second straight season.

Allison Crowers, Gainesville, sophomore: Posted a 94 to place ninth at the District 4-2A and qualified for the Region 2-2A tournament.

Chandler Whitefield, Oak Hall, eighth grade: Finished with 46.5 average. Was eighth (102) at District 4-1A tournament and tied for 58th (191) at the Class 1A sate tournament.

Honorable mention: Branford: Natalie Dempsey, junior; Oak Hall: Bridget Joyner, freshman; Santa Fe: Michelle Sims, junior; Amaris Alligood, senior; Suwannee: Sydnie Sine, senior.

Coach of the Year

Jill Stupiansky, Oak Hall

In her third season at Oak Hall, Stupiansky guided the Eagles to a 44-13 record, which included the Alachua County title and the District 4-1A title for their third straight county and district championships. Oak Hall also finished as the Region 2-1A runner-up to earn the school’s second straight and third ever berth to the state tournament. The Eagles shot a two-day total of 680 to place eighth out of 16 teams at the FHSAA Class 1A state tournament.

The Gainesville Sun all-area teams, players of the year and coaches of the year were selected by Cliff Olsen with help from area coaches and Sun high school sports editor John Patton. If a team is not represented, it is because the coach did not respond to a fax sent to the school requesting information and numerous reminders in the newspaper.

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