Lady Indians 13th at state golf; Jackson 20th

By Randy Lefko Sports Editor
Posted 11/11/20

HOWEY IN THE HILLS - Keystone Heights High senior golfer Camille Jackson turned in two of her best rounds on her final two days of golf with a 20th place finish at the Class 1A golf championships at …

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Lady Indians 13th at state golf; Jackson 20th

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HOWEY IN THE HILLS - Keystone Heights High senior golfer Camille Jackson turned in two of her best rounds on her final two days of golf with a 20th place finish at the Class 1A golf championships at the Mission Inn Resort in Howie in the Hills on Tues., Nov. 3.“We finished 13th out of 16 teams with an opening round of 357 and an improved second round of 344,” said Keystone Heights High coach Billy Jackson. “We were one of just two public schools in the field.”

For Jackson, the opportunity to get her entire team to states for a second consecutive year was the goal as the Lady Indians; Candace Jackson, Sloane Siebert and M.J. Rivera finished a strong 13th place as a team behind a stronghold of private schools and Fernandina Beach at seventh place. “This was Camille’s and Sloane’s last high school match,” said Jackson. “The number one and number two player will be greatly missed next year. They have had a great run together as a team at the best state championship in the USA for the last two years. Camille has three individual rounds here in the three prior years.”

Jackson and his girls had a 28-17 won/lost record for 2020 with a district title.

At the top, First Academy won the team title with a 581 total for two days (292, 289) with Lake Mary Prep second at 588 and Circle Christian third at 603.

Keystone Heights, with Camille Jackson’s set of two days of 3-over 75 on the hilly course that had two days of windy conditions.

Keystone Heights finished with a 701 total with rounds of team rounds of 357 and 344. Jackson attacked the course with a par and birdie in the first three holes before two bogies followed on holes five and seven. The savvy senior rebounded with a birdie on nine to close at 1-Under par 35 for the first nine. Jackson added two strokes on the back nine with three bogies in the final four holes after a birdie and three pars to start from hole 10.

On her second round, Jackson was on par for the first nine with a bogie, a birdie and a slew of pars. In the back nine, Jackson again opened with a birdie but fell prey to two bogies and a double bogies before a birdie and two pars. She finished with a bogie final hole.

Candace Jackson was Keystone Heights second finisher with a 165 total with consistent rounds at 83 and 82.

Sloane Siebert, also a senior, placed 70 with rounds of 94 and 85.

M.J. Rivera, a sophomore, finished 89th with a 207 total with consistent rounds of 105 and 102.

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