Falcons Finish 7th at State
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).