Morningside Academy senior Jules Gentil shot an even-par round of 72 to finish in a tie for sixth at Saturday’s FHSAA 1A State Golf Championship on the El Campeon Course at Mission Inn.
Gentil was in position to make a run at the individual state title sitting at three-under par through 13 holes after making three consecutive birdies.
The Eagle standout bogeyed the 15th hole and made a double bogey on the 17th hole as Gentil finished two shots behind medalist Jack Quinn of Florida Atlantic High.
As a team, Morningside Academy shot a 316 to finish 11th with the tournament shortened to only one round due to the impacts of Hurricane Nicole going through the center of the state Thursday.
Eagle senior Owen Rogers shot a 6-over 78 in a round that included four birdies to finish in a tie for 32nd.
Freshman Nathan Crawford was one stroke higher with a 79 that included two birdies for his round and tied for 38th.
Junior Dylan Barberio shot an 87 and junior Ryan Lue shot an 88 for Morningside Academy.
John Carroll Catholic sophomore Polina Anisimova shot a 9-over 80 on the Las Colinas course to finish in a tie for 55th in the girls’ championship.
Anisimova made three birdies against seven bogeys, one double bogey and a triple bogey for the Rams.
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