Creekside won the St. Johns County boys golf team title with Mason Holder’s three-eagle round leading the way. The Knights beat reigning state champion Ponte Vedra by nine strokes.
Creekside 146, Bartram Trail 147
Creekside narrowly defeated Bartram Trail in its first dual match of the 2018 varsity golf season Tuesday afternoon at the Julington Creek Golf Club.Creekside’s Cooper Jordan and Bartram Trail’s Jacob Saarela were the co-medalists with a 1-under 35. Creekside’s Patrick Farson, Andrew Riley and Todd Roy each shot a 1-over 37. Bartram’s Jon Lumley and Antonio Rios Cimental also shot a 1-over 37. Both schools will have dual matches on Thursday. Creekside will face Bolles at Cimarrone Golf Club at 4 p.m. Bartram Trail will face Fletcher at Atlantic Beach Golf Club.
Coach David Hudson is currently in his second season as the Head Boy’s Golf coach at Creekside High School. Coach Hudson has a wealth of experience as a teacher and coach. As a graduate of the University of Florida in 1987 in Exercise and Sport Sciences, he has taught physical education for 29 years, including being a part of the Creekside staff since its opening in 2008. His coaching experience includes assistant coach for girls’ basketball at Ribault high school for 16 years, head coach of volleyball at Ribault High School for 13 years, head coach girls’ basketball at St. Augustine High School for 5 years, head coach girls’ basketball at Creekside High School for 4 years.
Aside from coaching, he has lived in the Jacksonville area for 30 years with his wife, Kathy, of 29 years and their two children – Kayla (22) and Andrew (19).
“We have a very talented team. Our expectation is to win. Every time our student-athletes compete, their goal is to be successful as a team.” – Coach Hudson
Creekside played with a split squad and split two matches Thursday. The Knights defeated Episcopal and St. Joseph at South Hampton and lost by three strokes to Fletcher at Oak Bridge. Creekside shot 148 at South Hampton to defeat Episcopal (159) and St. Joseph (184). Creekside’s Todd Roy shot 35 to take medalist honors. Mason Holder shot 37 and Andrew Riley, Cooper Jordan and Chase Macy each shot 38. Taylor Dickman led St. Joseph with a 42. As Oak Bridge, Fletcher won 160-163. Fletcher’s Andrew Porter was the medalist with a 37. Jake Cummings led Creekside with a 39, while Luke Cusick shot 40. The Knights (7-4) will join Ponte Vedra and Bartram Trail on Monday at the nine-team Wildcat Invitational at Golden Ocala.
Read the Obituary and view the Guest Book, leave condolences or send flowers. | Connor Jordan Dzion, 18, of Jacksonville, Florida entered the gates of Heaven on Sept. 4, 2017, due to a tragic car accident. Connor, a 2017 magna cum laude graduate of Creekside High School,
Top Returnees: Gabby Strickler is a four-year member of the golf team and will be the leader of the girls squad. Logan Jerrells, Todd Roy and Mason Holder were part of the Knights lineup that qualified for regionals in 2016.