Lakewood Ranch High School boys golfers win district title

SARASOTA -- Lakewood Ranch's boys golf team produced a district title Monday despite not having its best day. The Mustangs fired a 316 total for a seven-shot victory in the Class 3A-District 14 tourney at Misty Creek Country Club.

Sarasota Riverview (323) and Venice (324) snagged the other two qualifying team berths.

Braden River senior Andrew Hammett was the medalist with a 1-over par 73 on the 6,500-yard layout. Hammett joined Manatee's Richard Bennett (78) as individuals advancing to next week's region tournament.

The top three teams and individuals not on a qualified team advance to next week's regional in Fort Myers.

The Pirates (347) and Hurricanes (356) took fourth and fifth, respectively.