Charlotte senior Jake Haas carded a 74 Friday to win the individual championship of the Riverview Ram Invitational golf tournament.
Haas finished a shot up on Riverview’s Eric Souchak, one of a trio of Rams in the 70s that helped the hosts to the team title with a 312 total to finish 10 shots ahead of Venice. Lakewood Ranch won the girls crown with 349 while Charlotte was second at 382.
E.J. Odegard followed Souchak with 78 while Josh Perna had 79. The Rams other counting score was an 80 from Robert Pierce. I. Gain topped Venice with 78 while Kyle Jarrett’s 78 led Cardinal Mooney to a 324 total and third place.
Charlotte was fourth at 326 with Truman Bethel backing Haas with 82 while Billy Brumbaugh and Derek Yadanza each had 85 to round out the Tarpons top five. Port Charlotte, led by an 81 from Jacob Goldman totaled 358. Logan Sorah was next with 89 while
Port Charlotte’s other counting scores came from two of the trio of 94s posted by Ben Goldman, Andy Hodges and Zach Price.
In the girls event, Maya Isom and Natalie Robinson led Lakewood Ranch with 82 and 83, respectively, which placed them third and fourth individually. Riverview’s Nicole Polivchak was medalist with 80, a shot up on Charlotte’s Laren Fender.
Becky Davis followed Fender with 86, while Marissa Nash (103), Delaney McBee (112) and Emily Nadel (122) rounded out the Tarpons.
Our area’s girls teams had a great morning on Saturday at the 2016 Fort Myers High Hoptar Invite, as three teams finished in the top five.
Charlotte topped all the area teams finishing in second place with 130 points behind host Fort Myers’ 48. North Port (fourth) and Lemon Bay rounded out the top five with a 158 and 175 points, respectively.
As for individuals, Tarpon Isabella Coogan bested everyone from our area with a silver medal and a time of 19 minutes, 50.10 seconds. Kristlin Gear from Fort Myers took home gold with a time of 19:38.60.
Between the three area schools at the meet, five other individuals placed in the top 20.
A trio of Manta Rays were in the top 15, as Kelsi Ogilvie (20:21.10) finished fifth, Maddison Welch (20:56.70) came in ninth, and Kristen Robinson (21:16.60) placed 13th.
Elsewhere in the top 20 were Charlotte’s Katie Kanagy (21:35.40) in 16th and North Port’s Kaley Boethig (21:37.10) in 18th.
Amy Quinones (25:52.30) was Port Charlotte’s best finisher in 98th place. They didn’t have a full team to be counted in the team standings.
On the boys side, Dillon Garrett was the area’s best finisher, placing 20th with a time of 18:09.60. Charlotte’s Kyle Shirley followed behind in 33rd place with his time of 18:23.70.
Port Charlotte’s Michael Balseca came in 36th place with a time of 18:28.10, and Henrey Finck was Lemon Bay’s best with 19:42.30 in 72nd place.
Team wise, despite not having two of its top three runners, North Port was still the area’s best team in seventh place. Fort Myers won the team title. Port Charlotte finished in 12th, Charlotte in 14th and Lemon Bay in 25th