Introducing the 2023 Palm Beach Post All-County boys golf team

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Palm Beach County kept the golf state championships coming in 2023.

After FAU High and Jupiter earned new hardware last November, the winning streak continued this fall with the boys of Benjamin, the champions of Class 1A. Yet, in a local hotbed of talent, the honors extend beyond the Bucs.

These are nominees for golf Players of the Year for the Palm Beach County High School Sports Awards to be held in the spring. The winner will be announced at the show, which is produced with support from The Honda Classic and Baptist Orthopedic Health Care. More details about the program are coming soon.

During the live show, these nominees will be honored, along with the top three finalists and the player of the year. All official nominees can receive a free ticket. Check back later in the year for information on how to RSVP.

Player of the Year nominees are also first-team members, which are listed above second team and honorable mention selections below.

Who were last year’s nominees? Meet the 2022 Palm Beach Post All-County boys golf team

Player of the year nominees

Hampton Beebe, Fr., Oxbridge

Hampton Beebe, Oxbridge
Hampton Beebe, Oxbridge

Palm Beach County’s lowest round and one of the lowest at Class 1A state championships was on behalf of Beebe. The freshman turned in a 147 (74-73) to tie for fifth overall. He also tied for fifth at region championships with a 71, where Oxbridge took third, after a district tournament performance where he tied for 7th (74) alongside teammate Logan Stachkunas.

Tyler Bruneau, Sr., Benjamin

Tyler Bruneau, BenjaminTyler Bruneau, Benjamin
Tyler Bruneau, Benjamin

The University of Rhode Island commit went out with a ring after Benjamin won the program’s fourth state title at the Class 1A tournament in November. To send the Bucs to Howey-in-the-Hills with an edge, at region championships, Bruneau turned in a low-round of 71. At districts, where Benjamin’s trophy-winning streak began, his Top 15 finish (76) contributed to a victory-sealing team scorecard of 285.

AJ Colonna, So., Oxbridge

AJ Colonna, OxbridgeAJ Colonna, Oxbridge
AJ Colonna, Oxbridge

Colonna made his home state of Rhode Island proud with a Top 30 finish out of 90 competitors at at this year’s 1A state championship tournament. The youngster shot a 78 and 77 over 36 holes at Mission Resort and Club. His biggest victory of the season came in region championships on the Estates Course at PGA National, where Colonna was individual champion with a scorecard of 69 and punch a trip to state for the ThunderWolves, finishing third in team play.

Mateo Desmond, Jr., FAU High

Mateo Desmond, FAU HighMateo Desmond, FAU High
Mateo Desmond, FAU High

FAU High didn’t get the chance to repeat the state championship it won last year, but the 2023 season still saw the trophy case expand with the program’s district championship win. His scorecard of 66 to also claim individual champion was the fourth lowest performance out of players from every district in the state. At regionals, he posted a Top 20 finish (75) to help the Owls to fourth place and ounch the ticket to state.

Reed Greyserman, Sr., Spanish River

Reed Greyserman, Spanish RiverReed Greyserman, Spanish River
Reed Greyserman, Spanish River

Greyserman, who ranks 88th in the Rolex AJGA rankings, shot a 70 to clinch an individual champion medal at districts, which locked him in as a qualifier for the region championship. The senior Shark tied for ninth (72) at Plantation Preserve Golf Course and Club to solidify his place at the 3A state tournament. There, Greyserman’s score of 153 (76-77) tied for 27th.

Wylie Inman, So., Palm Beach Gardens

Wylie Inman, Palm Beach GardensWylie Inman, Palm Beach Gardens
Wylie Inman, Palm Beach Gardens

Being an underclassman didn’t stop Inman from making an impact for the Gators. Inman turned in a 68 to take individual champion and lead Gardens to a district title at The Park at West Palm. He carded a 74 to place in the Top 15 at the region tournament, where Gardens was second-runner up. At state, Inman had the team’s second-best scorecard (153) to tie for 27th.

Jacob Kutner, Sr., Palm Beach Gardens

Jacob Kutner, Palm Beach GardensJacob Kutner, Palm Beach Gardens
Jacob Kutner, Palm Beach Gardens

The senior stud’s low-round of 72 led a total of 148 that tied for 12th at 3A state championships. Kutner tied for 9th (72) and 11th (73) at districts and regionals, respectively. Kutner averaged one to two-under 34 this fall and stands as an undecided recruit on the radar of Division I programs across the nation.

Jason Shwartz, Sr., American Heritage-Delray

Jason Shwartz, American Heritage-DelrayJason Shwartz, American Heritage-Delray
Jason Shwartz, American Heritage-Delray

Shwartz surged the Stallions to a district title with a 70 at Winston Trails Golf Club and claimed an individual championship while he was at it. The University of Wisconsin commit shaved off three strokes in his region tournament performance (67) to take second. Heritage-Delray finished ninth at 2A state championships. Shwartz, 50th in the Rolex American Junior Golf Association rankings, shot an 81 on both days.

Pavel Tsar, Jr., Benjamin

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Pavel Tsar, Benjamin

Tsar finished the 2023 season as the No. 3 golfer in the Florida’s 2025 recruiting class, and as always, Benjamin’s MVP. The team captain and FSGA Team Florida member carded the second-best district finish in the state, shooting 7.5-under for a round of 65 at Champions Club at Summerfield. He contributed Top 20 finishes for Benjamin’s region (75) and state championship (152) wins.

Jake Valentine, So., Benjamin

Jake Valentine, BenjaminJake Valentine, Benjamin
Jake Valentine, Benjamin

Valentine sank the birdie putt heard round the Sunshine State as the Buccaneers won a nail-biter of a state title tournament. The sophomore shot a low-round of 72 in Howey-in-the-Hills, tying for 8th with a 148 over two days. In the weeks leading up, he turned in a 78 at the region championship and a 74 at districts, where he tied for 8th.

Tristan Wieland, Jr., Jupiter

Jupiter junior Tristan Wieland bends with his final putt during the second day of The Classic of the Palm Beaches Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 14, at PGA National.Jupiter junior Tristan Wieland bends with his final putt during the second day of The Classic of the Palm Beaches Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 14, at PGA National.
Jupiter junior Tristan Wieland bends with his final putt during the second day of The Classic of the Palm Beaches Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 14, at PGA National.

Jupiter fell a few strokes short of defending its status as 3A state champion, but the Warriors still posted a 5th place finish, led by Wieland’s low-round of 73 (149). The FSGA Team Florida member’s 15th place finish at state was preceded by a 69 for second to seal Jupiter’s region championship win and runner-up at districts.

Talan Wilkes, Jr., Jupiter

Talan Wilkes (left), JupiterTalan Wilkes (left), Jupiter
Talan Wilkes (left), Jupiter

Along with Wieland, Wilkes carded a 69 for an individual championship to forge the Warriors’ region title. At districts, he was among five Top 10 finishes for Jupiter, which was just a couple strokes shy of taking the trophy over Gardens.

First team

  • Brooks Colton, Fr., Benjamin − Averaged 71.25 on 18 holes. Carded 71 for third at districts, as well as 72 at regionals and 149 (75-74) at states, where he tied for 8th and 12th, respectively.

  • Stefan Daley, Sr., Dwyer − Tied for sixth at districts with 71 at The Park at West Palm. Shot 72 to tie for ninth at regionals and advance to 3A state championship as individual qualifier, where he carded a low-round of 79 over the two-day tournament.

  • Brayden Jenard, Jr., Jupiter − Shot 70 to tie for third at districts to support a runner-up finish for Jupiter’s boys team against Gardens. Tied 11th at regionals with score of 73 at Plantation Preserve Golf Course and Club. Turned in 78 and 76 at states as the Warriors finished fifth.

  • Henry Kuehne, Sr., Palm Beach Gardens − Contributed 70 to tie for third and forge championship-winning team scorecard for the Gators at districts. Carded 77 at regionals as Gardens placed third. Tied for 36th at states with 77 and 78. Signed to play Division I at Creighton University.

  • Travis Robertson, Sr., Benjamin − Maintained stroke average of 75.2 on the season. Contributed totals of 75 and 79 in Benjamin’s district and region championship wins. Signed to play Division I at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania.

  • Mason Tome, Sr., St. Andrew’s − Took second at districts with 71 to help the Scots to a runner-up finish against FAU. Total of 80 at regionals made the cut for 1A state championship, where Tome tied for 34th with a 79 and 77 at Mission Resort and Club.

  • Charlie Woods, Fr., Benjamin − Made trip for 1A state championship to tie for 26th with a 154 (78-76) on 36 holes and see the Bucs to their fourth title in program history. Averaged score of 74.3 in first year on varsity.

Second team

  • Ben Bostwick, Sr., Wellington

  • Hunter Butler, So., Dr. Joaquin Garcia

  • Luis Cortes, Jr., Dr. Joaquin Garcia

  • Jude Desmond, 8th, FAU High

  • Matthew Effron, Sr., St. Andrew’s

  • Ryan Fenton, Jr., American-Heritage-Delray

  • Willy Jun, Sr., Jupiter

  • Ryder Kenney, Fr., Palm Beach Gardens

  • Aiden Miller, Sr., Benjamin

  • Alejandro Morales, Jr., American Heritage-Delray

  • Jack Nicoletta, Jr., Benjamin

  • Andrew Stein, Fr., Oxbridge

  • Declan Worch, Jr., St. John Paul II

  • Luke Wise, Sr., Benjamin

Honorable mention

  • Cameron Cantine, So., King’s

  • Vasili Gianakis, Fr., Oxbridge

  • Alek Greer, Sr., Lake Worth Christian

  • Ford Lawson, Fr., Cardinal Newman

  • Ajax LaNasa, Fr., Oxbridge

Coach of the Year

Benjamin − Toby Harbeck

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The Buccaneers were unstoppable from the first tee time this fall had to offer. Week after week, Harbeck designed winning flights from a stacked squad of golfers that saw Benjamin to a district championship, region championship, and their fourth state title in program history. Harbeck, who has coached the Bucs upwards of 40 years, said he’s had some of the most fun he’s ever experienced on the fairways with his 2023 crew, highlighted by a thrilling one- stroke win for the 1A state trophy at Mission Resort and Club.

Emilee Smarr is a sports reporter for the Palm Beach Post. She can be reached via email at esmarr@gannett.com.

This article originally appeared on Palm Beach Post: Who made the 2023 Palm Beach Post All-County boys golf team?

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