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A barrage of birdies

Near-perfect weather greeted golfers Saturday morning at the 31st Blue Streak Golf Classic. Course conditions were also pristine, as 172 golfers utilized both the Turtle Run and Deer Run courses at Sun ‘n Lake Golf Club to post gobs of low scores.

Sponsored by the Sebring Firemen, Inc., the tournament serves as a fundraiser for Sebring athletics. Numerous current and former Sebring athletes, coaches, and teachers were fixtures at this year’s event.

The field was broken into four flights, with a talented quartet of Sebring athletes dominating a tightly-contested first flight.

Terrell Williams, Kade Damboise, Jeremy Camino, and Jason Cannon combined their talents to capture the first flight, carding a 57.

Brian Bone, Amanda Bone, David Stephens, and Shawn Barley finished second with a 56. Ryan Chandler, Bill Davis, Maggie Chandler, and Mike Sayre placed third with a 59. Jason Rogers, Sam Rogers, Randy Tubbs, and Ben Tubbs rounded out the top four, finishing with a 60.

In the second flight, Rick Haas, William Jackson, Billy Jo Shannon, and Willie McGowan carded a 60 to finish first. Ramon Torres, Jessie Bautista, Kala Cueva, and Robert Grimes were a close second, finishing with a score of 61.

Phil Simonson, Lenny Matson, Jack Weisblat, and Jason Guzik finished third on the basis of matching cards while Robert Torres, Nate Cervantes, Travis Bauder, and Charlie Cervantes placed fourth.

More current and former Sebring athletes popped up in the third flight. Chaz Ablen, Seth Ablen, Jordan Baker, and Snuffy Turner combined their talents to capture the flight, shooting a sizzling 60.

Wally Cox, Larry Johnson, Rodney Hollinger, and Jeff Shoemaker finished second with a 64. Just behind them was James Goins, Leon Williams, Ken Danielson, and A.J. Danielson, who combined for a score of 65.

Finishing fourth on the basis of matching cards with a 66 was Fraiser Travers, Jarred Brooker, Bear Brooker, and Jonathan Spiegel.

The fourth flight saw a bevy of Sebring coaches vying for supremacy.

Sebring baseball coaches paced the field, as Travis Rapp, Buck Rapp, Jasone DeWitt, and Chris Myers captured the flight with an impressive score of 62.

Curt Palmer, Ray Segret, Mike Andreas, and Don Young placed second with a 63.

Sebring softball and football teamed up to finish third, as LaVaar Scott, Steve Berry, Mark Bryan, and Joe Sinness finished third with a score of 64.

Streaks basketball coach Princeton Harris headlined a quartet of Remers Aljed, Zack Fergerson, and John Higgins, who finished fourth with a 70 on the basis of matching cards.