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Golfing for graduates

SEBRING - A small, but dedicated field of golfers came out to support Sebring High School's Project Graduation on Saturday. Seven teams hit the links at Golf Hammock Country Club to raise funds to help send the Blue Streaks Class of 2014 to Wet 'N Wild, a water park in Orlando. They'll have the massive park all to themselves.

"We've always done something big for the last four years," tournament organizer Tim Baker said. "The kids voted on it and chose Wet 'N Wild. So they'll go in the evening and spend all night there."

"It will be chaperoned by a few parents," Baker added. "And they'll get to eat, have fun, and relax, with the park all to themselves."

With only flight, a bevy of Sebring golfers finished first. Terrell Williams, Ben Tubbs, and Sam Rogers, all members of the Streaks boys golf team that went to state this year, combined their talents with Jared Lang to shoot 12 under par and win this year's tournament.

Vince Liles, Sebring's boys golf coach, helped organize tournaments for Project Graduation when his kids attended Sebring. He said that the community does a good job of supporting its teenagers.

"Golf tournaments are good way to get everyone involved," Liles said. "Giving the kids a mini-vacation is a great way to send the senior class out. And it never hurts to see some of my golfers playing this early in the season."