Viera High’s boys and girls golf teams qualified Tuesday for next week’s state competition, both placing highly in Class 3A regional competition.
The Hawks girls won their district tournament by a shot over Jupiter. Both the boys and girls played their Region 6-3A events in Vero Beach. Viera’s boys placed second behind host Vero Beach.
Sophie Liu placed third individually for Viera’s defending state champion girls team, shooting a 77. Samantha Brimhall was a stroke back at 78 and Taylor Rajeski one more behind at 79. Dayna Owens turned in an 86.
The tournament was played in windy conditions.
“It was tough out there,” girls coach Greg Ford said. “It affected everything, from putting to drives. For the most part, I think we handled it pretty well.”
The Viera boys were four shots behind the Indians. Calvin Sierota shot a 72. Melbourne’s Chase Cutshall qualified for the state tournament as an individual.
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