Griffin places at state golf

Sebring freshman Kendall Griffin finished second in the girls Class 2A state golf finals on Wednesday at Mission Inn Resort. Griffin, the first round leader, carded rounds of 70-75-145, while Nicolette Donovan of Ponte Vedra was medalist with 73-71-144. Griffin's outstanding play helped the Blue Streaks finish 14th with a two-day team score of 832. "It was a lot of fun," said Griffin. "The course was playing longer than the yardage and the wind was blowing pretty hard. The first day everything went my way and I had five birdies, but the last round I had to scramble more and didn't make any birdies.
"I'm disappointed, but it was a great experience and I'm really proud of my team because without us coming in second at regionals, I wouldn't have qualified as an individual for the state finals." Sebring's Meghan Griffin shot a 185, Megan Crews had a 193 and Teresa Ware had a 309. The Sebring boys and girls qualified for the state tournament in the same year for the first time in school history. The Blue Streak boys squad finished 10th with a two-day total of 694. Sebring sophomore Nic Staffieri led the way with rounds of 78-79-157 to tie for 17th individually. Blue Streak freshman Sam Rogers shot a 168, senior Cullen Lovett had a 180 and freshman Ben Tubbs rounded out the team scoring with a 189. "I'm proud of the boys for a fine season," said Sebring boys coach Vince Liles. "We have a lot of talent coming back next year and we should have another strong team." 863-386-5837