For the fourth time in program history, the varsity boys golf team won the State Championship after battling a rain-soaked two day tournament at Mission Inn and Resort in Lake County, Florida.
Despite trudging through soggy turf, rain, and wind, the boys swept the Class 1A Tournament, returning to campus with some exciting new hardware.
Sophomore Jake Valentine was the team’s low-scorer of the match (148), tying for 8th in the tournament. Brooks Colton trailed by one stroke (149) followed by Pavel Tsar (152), Charlie Woods (154), and Tyler Bruneau (156).
Longtime Coach Toby Harbeck said his team deserves “all the credit and then some.”
“I did not hit one shot in three days,” Harbeck said.
“Student-athletes who you would not not necessarily think of stepped up yesterday and really came through. I am so proud of what they have become and how they will continue to grow. Buccaneer Pride was on full display,” said Harbeck.
Harbeck said there was a group of more than 100 people there to greet the team as they finished on the 18th green.
“And they were loud! I am so proud to be their coach, but more proud to be a coach and a teacher at Benjamin,” Harbeck said.
A premier PK3 - Grade 12 independent, coeducational day school with campuses in North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. Since 1960, The Benjamin School has provided a challenging college preparatory education to a diverse student body in a structured, nurturing community environment.