MELBOURNE The Viera High boys left no doubt on Monday which is the top golf team in Brevard County.
The Hawks shot a team score of 285, including the 69 of medalist Calvin Sierota, who successfully defended his title.
“I figured I’d try to hit every green and two-putt, and I did that,” he said. “The key was to make putts. The greens were slow, but everybody had to play them.”
Sierota birdied every par five in his round.
Teammate Tyler Greek also shot under par, his 71 placing third. Melbourne’s Bryce Gressani was the runner-up, with a 70. Viera’s Kyle Decenzo shot even-part 72 for fourth overall. All five Hawks finished in the top eight.
“Everyone is just so focused,” Sierota said of his teammates.
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Melbourne was the team runner-up, turning in a 315. Rockledge took third at 333 and Merritt Island fourth (345).
The CCC girls teams will play today at Mallards Landing. Viera is the defending team, while Dayna Owens, also of the Hawks, was last year’s medalist.
Viera’s boys will try to defend another championship next week, competing in the District 16-3A tournament at Royal St. Cloud on Tuesday. Sierota said he expected Vero Beach to be the Hawks’ top competition. The top three teams will advance to regional play.
Sierota, now a 10th-grader, won CCC, district and regional titles last year. He tied for fifth at the Class 3A state tournament, shooting 3-under at the two-round event. Viera placed sixth as a team.
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Cape Coast Conference boys golf
at Mallards Landing, Melbourne
Team results: 1. Viera 285; 2. Melbourne 315; 3. Rockledge 333; 4. Merritt Island 344; 5. Cocoa Beach 345; 6. Eau Gallie 350; 7. Titusville 356; T8. Astronaut 365, Bayside 365; 10. Heritage 374; 11. Palm Bay 422; 12. Satellite 429; 13. Cocoa 435; 14. Space Coast 485.
Top individuals: 1. Calvin Sierota, V 69; 2. Bryce Gressani, M 70; 3. Tyler Greek, V 71; 4. Kyle Decenzo, V 72; 5. Ryan Rozic, V 73; 6. Chase Cutshall, M 73; 7. Clay Mathews, CB 75; 8. Mitchell Albright, V 77; 9. Zach Mundine, R 78; 10. Josh Campbell 78; 11. Michael Andrews, T 81; 12. Charles Canada, MI 82; T13. Brett Perry, MI 83; Jake Riffee, M 83; Carter Stewart, EG 83; 16. Ian Kalman, EG 86; 17. Brendon Maher, A 87; T18. Alex Hubbard, MI 88; Bryan Lanza, R 88; Gage Sasenick, H 88; T21. Ryan Blackstone, M 89; Patrick Cawley, R 89; Peyton Dooley, CB 89; James Dunn, B 89; Tanner Laventure, B 89; Michael Mudrak, T 89; Austin Schlenker, CB 89; J.T. Whipple, EG 89.