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Sophomore finishes third in golf tournament

Team starts off strong for spring season

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Sophomore Brock Cantu gets ready to put for the Lions. The last meet was played at the Wolfdancer and ColoVista golf courses.

Sophomore Brock Cantu gets ready to put for the Lions. The last meet was played at the Wolfdancer and ColoVista golf courses.

Christian Mouton

Christian Mouton

Sophomore Brock Cantu gets ready to put for the Lions. The last meet was played at the Wolfdancer and ColoVista golf courses.

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Golf has competed in five tournaments last month, the girls team finished third at the Llano Invitational and sophomore Ryan Palmer of the Boys I team finished third at the Star Ranch tournament out of 125 players. Palmer also lead the team in scoring at the first tournament of the season at Wolfdancer and ColoVista’s golf courses on 2/12 and 2/13.

“It’s been a really nice month for me and the team,” Palmer said. “I was proud to place at Star Ranch, especially in the high winds.”

Palmer shot in 25 mile an hours winds and still managed to place, even among 125 other competitors.

The wind just adds an extra challenge.”

— Ryan Palmer

“The wind just adds an extra challenge,” Palmer said. “It’s definitely harder but it also adds a fun twist to the game.”

Palmer competed with the Boys I team with teammates freshman Parker Lindsey, sophomores Ryan Matthys, Brock Cantu and senior AJ Ramer.

“I’m proud of my performance even though I didn’t place,” Lindsey said. “It’s my first month competing so I expect to grow in my performance.”

The girls team scored third as a team, the only golf team to score as a team this month. Team members include sophomores Sabrina Stafin, Julia Ouchie, Beth Taylor and Sydney Jass.

“It felt great to place at the Llano tournament,” Taylor said. “We had to compete against 15 other high schools. It was hard, but well worth the results.”

The Girls and Boys I golf teams will compete again this Friday and Saturday at the Delaware Springs and Legends golf course at 9:00 A.M. The Boys II golf team will compete with the Boys I team at the Crystal Falls golf course on March 8th at 9:00 A.M.

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