After battling for two days, the Falcons finished seventh at the state golf tournament and brothers Ben and Alex Long both placed in the top 10 individually. SSES shot a two-day total of 635, while Lake Mary Prep won the 16-team Class 1A title at Mission Hills Golf Club. Ben Long, a sophomore, shot 75-71-146 to finish third overall. His freshman sibling, Alex, carded 78-72-150 to take seventh place. The tournament marked the return of Saint Stephen’s to the FHSAA state championship for the first time since 2017, and the return of a Falcon to the top 10 of the individual leaderboard. SSES recorded four consecutive top-7 finishes from 2014-17: 5th (2014), 7th (2015), 3rd (2016) and 2nd (2017). Individually, Saint Stephen’s also placed at least one golfer in the Top 10 at those four tournaments – Ryan Kinkead (6th/2017), David Hu (9th/2017), Alan Klenor (10th/2016), Justin Wynen (8th/2015) and Jack Cen (6th/2014).
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