A pair of area student-athletes competed in last week’s state golf tournaments, and both finished in the top third of their respected events.
Saddlebrook Prep senior Lauren Riehle shot a 13-over 157 at the girls Class 1A tournament on Nov. 1-2, good enough for 19th place. She was 13 shots off the championship pace of Windermere Prep’s Shannon Aubert.
Riehle, who won individual district and regional titles this year, finished with a 16-over 160 to take 37th at the same event last year. The Wesley Chapel resident has committed to play at the University of Miami next season.
Gaither junior Jimmy Stanger, who claimed an individual district championship this season, carded a 15-over 159 to finish in a five-way tie for 28th at the boys 2A finals on Nov. 1-2. Okeechobee’s Richard Donegan took the championship with an even-par 144.
It is the first time Stanger has played in the state event.