The Destin Lady Marlins golf team placed third overall in the Okaloosa County Middle School Golf Tournament held recently at Eglin Golf Course.



Destin finished third behind Ruckel and Liza Jackson.



Tops for Destin and second overall with a score or 40 was Kaide Farne, who was named to the All-Tournament team. Kristin Allen, with a 49, also earned a spot on the All-Tournament team reserved for players finishing with the top 10 scores.



"This year our team was very young," said Destin golf coach Patricia Malpass.



The Marlins had only three returning members, mixed in with two new fifth graders, Lauren Slattery and Cailyn McGary, and two sixth graders, Emery Keen and Audrey Colletta.



"Even though we were young and inexperienced, we still finished with an 8-1 record for the regular season, and the girls showed much improvement throughout the season," Malpass said.



Next year, the Marlins will have six returning, including two who will be teeing off for their fourth season as a Marlin, Kaide Farne and Shelby Waters.