Lakewood Ranch’s boys and girls teams punched their tickets to the Class 3A state golf tournament with their performances at the 3A-Region 5 tournament held Wednesday at Lakewood National Golf Club.
The Mustangs girls won the regional tournament with a 341 total, good for a 41-shot victory over runner-up Naples Gulf Coast.
The top two teams and top two individuals not on a qualifying team advanced to the state tournament, which is scheduled for Nov. 3-4 at the Mission Inn and Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills.
Ashleigh Angelo (79), Natalie Robson (82), Darby Laurvick (89), Ashlyn Einwachter (91) and Ashley Ringo (98) rounded out Lakewood Ranch’s lineup.
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Manatee High senior Gabrielle Tomeo was the medalist with a 77 and will make her fourth straight state tournament appearance as an individual.
On the boys side, the Mustangs took second place with a 322 total for the last qualifying berth. Naples Gulf Coast won the tourney with a 320 total.
Matt Bruton (76), Drew Angelo (77), Mike Wijas (84), Mark Bruton (85) and Dylan Gabbert (91) rounded out the Mustangs’ lineup.