Ida Baker's first 18-hole preparation for the boys' golf district and state playoffs ended with a sixth-place finish in the Mustang Invitational tournament Thursday at Seminole Lake Country Club.
Anthony Myers shot a 2-over-par 73 to tie for third overall. His Bulldogs teammates weathered the long, tiring 5 1/2-hour round in the low 80s with a team total of 316. Ross Lally and Payton Shehane carded 80s while Daichi Dougherty shot 83.
The Mustang was the first of three 18-hole tournaments the Bulldogs are playing over the final three weeks before the district tournament.
They compete in the Crutchfield Invitational in Sebring on Monday and the LCAC tournament on Oct. 8. The only other remaining regular season matches are a pair of nine-hole and possibly a makeup of a rained out match before the LCAC.
at Seminole Lake Country Club
Team Scores: 1. St. Petersburg 306; 2. Calvary Christian 311; 3. (tie) East Lake, Clearwater Central Catholic, St. Pete Catholic 312; 6. (tie) Ida Baker, Countryside 316; 8. Palm Harbor 320; 9. Seminole 323; 10. Osceola 342; 11. Northside Christian 345; 12. Indian Rocks Christian 347; 13. Dunedin 356; 14. Tampa Prep 382; 15. Osceola 399; 16. Admiral Farragut 411; 17. Berkeley Prep 414.
Top Individuals: 1. J. Maguire (SP) 71; 2. M. Rothrock (SPC) 72; 3. (tie) Anthony Myers (IB), B. Murray (Calvary), D. Wasoff (C), S. Fromme (PH) 73; 7. R. Orr (CCC) 74; 8. A. Quintessnsza (NC) 75; 9. (tie) T. Dierwechter (EL), S. Aebersold (EL), J. Kevorkain (SP), J. Ainlay (Calvary), T. Williamson (C) 77.
Ida Baker 316 - Anthony Myers 73, Ross Lally 80, Payton Shehane 80, Daichi Dougherty 83.
Lemon Bay 3, North Fort Myers 2: The Red Knights dug themselves into a too-deep hole in the tiebreaker game and lost to Lemon Bay 25-20, 24-26, 25-13, 22-25, 15-7 Thursday night.
"Our serve-receive late in game five was the difference," said Knights coach Jeremy Ridgeo. "They had a server go on a streak of several points at 7-1 and we could not come back from it."
Erica Eden handed out 29 assists to go with eight digs to lead the Knights. Amanda Anzalone contributed nine kills and 26 digs with Lindsay Stramel adding 11 kills and four blocks.
The Red Knights (9-3) host First Baptist Academy on Monday.
Cape Coral 3, Mariner 2: After losing the first two games, Mariner rallied only to lose to Cape Coral in a fifth-game tiebreaker 25-25, 25-12, 19-25, 18-25, 15-11 Thursday night at Cape.
Heather Gillions led the Tritons withj eight kills, four digs and four service aces. Kady Ennis added two kills and three aces while Summer Greenwell contributed 13 assists and two aces.
Kristi Maselter led the Seahawks with 18 kills, four aces and three blocks. Casey Ruse added six aces.
The Seahawks (4-6) play at Estero on Monday. The Tritons (3-8) play at Lemon Bay Tuesday.
South Fort Myers 3, Ida Baker 2: Despite a mid-batch comeback, Ida Baker was unable to pull off a victory Thursday against South Fort Myers, which prevailed 25-15, 25-16, 20-25, 10-25, 15-12.
Kristina Kayatta led the Tritons with eight kills and eight assists. Ashley Vargas added six kills and Tiffany Woodhead contributed 11 assists.
The Tritons (8-6) participate in the Charlotte Invitational on Saturday.
Cape Coral 241, Cyporess Lake 267, Mariner 271: Brooke Ciccone led Cape Coral to a pair of victories Thursday at Coral Oaks Golf Course.
Gerilynn Rossman shot 57 to lead Mariner to third place.
Cape High hosts North Fort Myers on Tuesday.
Cape Coral 241 - Brooke Ciccone 46; Nicole Trent 60; Shivani Deasi 68; Shrina Desai 67.
Cypress Lake 267 - Sophie Rosa 53; Candace Smith 55; Rixie Vierra 80; Colette Lamdes 70.
Mariner 271 - Gerilynn Rossman 57; Alyssa Dodson 62; Dana Carroll 73; Nora Navarro 79.