Neither wind nor cool temps could keep the Destin Marlins down on Monday.
Both the Destin girls and boys golf teams captured top honors in the Okaloosa County 1A Golf Tournament at Eglin Golf Course.
With the temps in the low 50s at start time for the girls and the wind blowing, the Lady Marlins finished with a 179 across nine holes. Second place went to Liza Jackson with 232.
Leading the way for the Destin girls was sixth grader Camryn Lux with a 41.
“I liked my driver today … and my putting was good,” Lux said. “But the wind was really bad. On the last hole it pushed my ball into the bunker,” she added.
But all in all, Lux said she felt good about her score as she headed back to the clubhouse.
Placing second for the Lady Marlins was Aaliyah Miille with a score of 44. Marlee Rountree and Juliana Hock tied for third with a 47. Darbi Fraser carded a 52.
“I’m very proud of how the girls played today,” said Destin girls coach Patricia Malpass. “It was pretty windy out there this morning and we’re not used to the hills and slopes of the Eglin Golf Course. I think this is our first year that I had four girls with scores in the 40’s. That says a lot about the talent, consistency and depth of our team this year.”
The Lady Marlins finished the season undefeated. This was also their third year to win the county title.
As for the boys, Destin cleaned up on the course with a score of 186 for the win.
Tops for the Marlins were Jaden Pueblo with a 43. He was also tops in the county overall.
Isaiah Batarao and Cooper Hall each carded a 46 for Destin, while Palmer Lindsey scored 51 and Miller Lindsey 52.
“We had an outstanding tournament,” said Destin boys coach Terry Gulledge.
“It was a lot of fun out there with all five our golfers posting top-10 scores. We finished 6-3 in match play this year, so we were extremely excited to pick up another county championship for DMS.”
Players named to the All-Tournament team for the girls were Lux, Miille, Rountree and Hock. Destin boys named to the All-Tournament team were Pueblo, Hall and Batarao.