The Titans swept the Five Star Conference championships, with their boys also capturing first district and regional titles.
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Hurricane Dorian wiped out a week of the high school sports fall season, but teams are ready to get back in gear this week.
That includes the area’s golf programs, several of whom enjoyed tremendous 2018 campaigns. University swept Five Star titles, and its boys captured district and regional crowns for the first time.
Can the Titans repeat this year?
Here are in-depth previews of the Volusia/Flagler area’s squads.
COACH: Rick Bowrosen
TOP BOYS: Jacob Schaff (Sr.), Joey Schomer (Jr.), Cade Ornstein (Jr.), Ryan Savolis (Jr.), Paulie Jueckstock (Jr.), Cole Somerton (Sr.)
TOP GIRLS: Erica Darcy (So.), Tylar Whiting (So.), Magen Geary (Sr.), Bailey Wilson (So.)
OUTLOOK: Atlantic’s girls feature a strong 1-2 punch in sophomores Darcy and Whiting. Darcy qualified for the state tournament, and Whiting was low medalist at Five Star in 2018. Schaff headlines a group of five returners for the boys and is expected to be a force.
COACHES: Roger Bismore (boys), Chris Dowdell (girls)
TOP BOYS: Brooks Dawson (Jr.), David Kolle (Fr.), Pierce Earley (Fr.), Jarret Rogers (Sr.), Trever Jones (Sr.)
TOP GIRLS: Ryanne Ferriero (Jr.), Marissa Sanchez (Sr.), Maia Campbell (So.)
OUTLOOK: Ferriero led the Bulldogs’ girls team with a 49 average last season and qualified for regionals. Three freshmen are brand new to the sport. The boys lost several key players from last year, but their best five all shoot in the low-to-mid-40s. Bismore expects to see some rounds dip into the 30s in the coming weeks.
COACH: Kenny Farmer II
TOP BOYS: Kenny Farmer III (So.), Quentin Owens (So.), Nachuel Velazco (Fr.), Lucas Greenwood (So.)
OUTLOOK: All three sophomores saw varsity action and have made progress, new coach Farmer said. The Wolves’ top two — Farmer and Owens — are expected to contend locally this fall.
COACHES: Tom Blawn (girls), Lenny Morrow (boys)
TOP BOYS: Luke Kennovin (Jr.), Riley Lessard (Sr.), Antonio Moreno (Jr.), Carl Davis (Sr.)
TOP GIRLS: Lisa Colee (Sr.), Eden Tsouklaris (Fr.), Elisabeth Carvajol (Fr.), Daria Babazedah (Sr.)
OUTLOOK: Colee earned Girls Golfer of the Year honors in 2018, shooting consecutive rounds of even-par 72 at the Class 1A state finals to take eighth place. She is joined by a pair of freshman who impressed in the Volusia/Flagler 18-hole summer league. The boys have a pair of returning starters in Kennovin (41 average per nine holes) and Lessard (45 per nine) to anchor the lineup.
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COACHES: Steve Collier (boys)
TOP BOYS: Alex Machado (Sr.), Joseph Rizzo (Sr.), Andrew Machado (So.), Cameron Coates (Sr.), Noah Trawick (Jr.), Wyatt Ferenz (So.)
TOP GIRLS: Kate Parsons (So.), Caroline Rizzo (Jr.), Lauren Holmgreen (Jr.), Rylee Millikan (Jr.)
OUTLOOK: Alex Machado already scored low medal honors with a 42 in FPC’s first match. Rizzo stands out as the boys’ only returning regional qualifier. Parsons anchors the girls team with a 45 nine-hole average. DeAugustino believes she can contend for a place on the All-Area squad, along with Rizzo and Holmgreen.