Estero sophomore Luke Farmer considers putting his biggest weakness when it comes to his golf game.
But on Monday at the Lee County Athletic Conference boys golf championship at the Golf Club at Magnolia Landing in North Fort Myers, it was anything but.
Farmer converted on four major putts, including a 20-footer at hole 11, to win the LCAC Championship with a 2-under 70, the first county championship of his career.
South Fort Myers sophomore Jonah Manning was second at even-par 72 and Fort Myers senior Landon Weber was third at 3-over 75.
“It’s good that I’m the best one out of the county,” Farmer said. “But it’s not that big of a deal for me.”
Maybe that’s because winning is becoming a little bit of old hat for Farmer. He putted on holes 3, 11, 17 and 18, securing his second score of 70 this season.
The Green Wave, meanwhile, won their fourth straight LCAC title, shooting a 326. Estero was second with 349 and Riverdale was third at 357.
“We didn’t play our best, but they found a way to grind it out and salvage what they could get out of the round,” Fort Myers head coach Kyle Mills said.
Weber and senior Michael Chensover drew inspiration from past experiences at LCAC.
“This is my fourth LCAC,” said Chensover, who shot a 12-over 84. “Then we have districts and regionals. I’ve played in enough high school tournaments where I know how to handle the pressures that are brought with it.”
Farmer is coming off a win in Crutchfield Hawkins Tournament last Monday in Sebring. There, he also shot a 2-under 70. His career best, which he shot last year at the same tournament, was a 68.
Next Monday, he’ll head to Stony Brook Golf Club for the District 2A-21 tournament, where he qualified for regional play a season ago. So far this fall, he hasn’t shot a round over 73.
“I’ve been pretty consistent,” Farmer said.
Lee County Athletic Conference boys golf championship
At the Golf Club at Magnolia Landing, Par 72
Team scores: 1. Fort Myers 326; 2. Estero 349; 3. Riverdale 357; 4. Ida Baker 360; 5. South Fort Myers 386; 6. Cypress Lake 397; 7. Cape Coral 430; 8. Island Coast 437; 9. East Lee County 442; 10. Mariner 445; 11. North Fort Myers 462; 13. Dunbar ; 13. Lehigh
Fort Myers: Landon Weber 75, Josh Mesmer 81, Michael Chensover 84, Luke Hambor 86; Clarke Hayden 96.
Estero: Luke Farmer 70, Christian Gorski 86, Jackson Payne 96, Landen Fiore 97; Aaron Puckett 98.
Riverdale: Mark Iwinski 79, Tainter Bundy 86, Steele Spinosa 96, Zack Robbins 96, Troy Lima 120.
Ida Baker: Alec DiLallo 81, TJ Clapp 86, Adrian Strey 95, Ben Hunt 98, Blake Donnelly 102.
South Fort Myers: Jonah Manning 72, Trent Sones 92, Chad Radford 104, Wade Barnett 110.
Cypress Lake: Hunter Johnson 97, Kameron Smith 96, Carson Wipf 99, Cole Mattheiss 105.
Cape Coral: Corey Williamson 93, Joseph Edwards 105, Preston Siner 111, Andrew Jaffarian 121, Nick Brooks 131.
Island Coast: Forest Theune 101, Hank Owens 103, Tyler Harris 106, Logan Vargosea 127.
East Lee County: Jarret Smith 90, Matthew Horrom 100, Caleb Saez 119, Hunter Hamilton 133.
Dunbar: Jabez Tisnor 146, Quyen Hoang 146, Andrew Carmoega 150
Lehigh: Devin Savard 105, Daniel Spencer 119