Falcons Capture 1A State Title
The Saint Stephen’s boys’ golf team won the Class 1A state championship today, running away with the title at the Mission Inn Resort & Club at Howey-in-the-Hills. The Falcons entered the second and final round of the tournament trailing Lake Mary Prep by three strokes, but shot an impressive 287 as a team on Wednesday to capture the title by 11 strokes (590-601). Brothers Alex and Ben Long both turned in scorching rounds of 4-under-par 68 to fuel the run after teammate Leo Li posted the low score (70) during the opening round on Tuesday. Individually, the Falcons dominated the top of the leaderboard. Alex Long was the low medalist for the tournament at 142. Ben Long (75-68) and Li (70-73) tied for second at 143. Jet Chen (84-79-163) and Fergus McLeod (92-78-170) rounded out the foursome. It is the third state championship overall for Saint Stephen’s, which also took home the top trophy in 2000 and 2004.