Saint Stephen’s boys, girls golfers headed to state

Saint Stephen’s boys and girls golf teams secured spots into the Class 1A state tournament on Nov. 7-8 at the Mission Inn and Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills with runner-up performances in Monday’s regional tournament.

The top two teams at the regional tournament advance to the state tournament.

The boys competed at The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club in East Manatee, while the girls played at the San Carlos Country Club in Fort Myers.

On the boys side, Massimo Mbetse paced the Falcons with a 72. Ryan Kinkead (73), David Hu (75), Alan Klenor (76) and Song Bali (77) rounded out their lineup.

On the girls side, Maria Huang led the Falcons with an 80. Catherine Huang (84), Kendall Miller (94) and Bella O’Donnell (103) also contributed.