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Lakewood Ranch golfers shine at Honda Classic High School Invitational

Lakewood Ranch golfer Drew Angelo poses for a portrait Dec. 14, 2016. He won third-place individual honors over the weekend at the Honda Classic High School Invitational at PGA National in West Palm Beach.
Lakewood Ranch golfer Drew Angelo poses for a portrait Dec. 14, 2016. He won third-place individual honors over the weekend at the Honda Classic High School Invitational at PGA National in West Palm Beach. zwittman@bradenton.com

Lakewood Ranch golfer Drew Angelo took third-place individual honors and the Mustangs were ninth overall in the prestigious Honda Classic High School Invitational at PGA National in West Palm Beach on Friday and Saturday.

The tournament is considered the top high school invitational in the country with 22 teams from across the nation participating.

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The boys team was in fifth place after the first day of competition and wound up with a top-10 finish overall with ninth place.

Angelo, a junior, led the way for the Mustangs with a two-day total of 1-over par 145 to finish third out of 130 of the top high school players in the nation.

Teams traveled from California, Utah, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Texas, Arizona, and the event included many of the top teams in Florida.

“It is quite an accomplishment for these players to not only be invited to play but to finish in the top 10 as one of only four public schools competing,” said boys golf coach John Victor.

Other Lakewood Ranch scores were: Mike Wijas (75-83—158); Matt Bruton (82-77—159); and Dylan Gabbart (79-81—160).

Tom Alberts: 941-745-7040, @alberts_tom

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