Trinity Le’s first-round lead and second round 74 earned medalist honors and anchored the Wildcats of Clear Creek to victory in the A&M Consolidated Championship last weekend.
Coach Kayla Williamson’s squad clawed their way from fourth position at the end of the first round of competition, with Bianca Zamora, Ana Vallejo, Peyton Galyean and Caroline Singletary pitching in to support Le, each improving on her first-round total.
The Wildcats put up a two-day total of 680 on the Pebble Creek Country Club in College Station to win the tournament by four shots. Le’s two-day effort left her clear of the field by 12 strokes.
Savannah Zapp, Hannah Neighbors, Alessia Rojas, Kendall Kerr and Erin Flynn brought home a third-place finish for the Clear Falls Knights, three shots behind second place Highland Park.
In a District 24-6A preview at Moody Gardens Golf Course last Friday and Saturday, Clear Creek and Clear Falls finished in second and third place, respectively, behind a strong showing and 19-shot margin of victory by Kingwood.
Hunter Drotts was one under par after the first round, leading Wildcats teammates Jacob Salazar, Tram Le, Andrew Pearson and Trey Ponce to a first round lead.
The Clear Falls Knights, led by an even par 72 by Christian Hernandez, were three shots back as Preston Holmes, Ethan Dahl, Mick Foley and Cameron Curtis each scored in the 70s.
In a spectacular second-round showing, Kingwood’s Holden Hamilton followed an opening 71 with a sparkling 68 to win individual honors. For the two days, the Kingwood squad turned in no score higher than 79, including three sub-70 rounds.
“This will give us a good indicator of where we need to be and what we need to improve,” said Clear Creek head coach Daniel Brown.
The second-place finish by the Wildcats comes one week after they prevailed over 22 teams to become champions of the Concan Classic Invitational tournament in West Texas. Drotts was the leading scorer for the ‘Cats with a fourth-place finish.
Texas City Stingaree Nate Brooks shot 79-73 to win the medalist division.
A GOSH tournament is when one member of each foursome fishes while the other three play golf; then, the number of fish caught is subtracted from the golf score.
One such tournament was for project graduation at Deer Park High School and was played on March 2 at Battleground Golf Course. Fishing details were not immediately available. Golfing readers, send in your hole-in-one or winning team photos, and include a fish!
There is nearby fishing at Bayou Golf Club in Texas City, but the winners of last week’s senior scramble were not cutting bait. Randy Woods, Mike Rienschmitt, Penny Perez and Bill Marshall “drummed” Ronnie Oliver, Marion Alaniz, Tommy Talley and Rick Clifton in a scorecard playoff after both teams “landed” 63s. And that’s no fish tale!
Be safe, on and off the course.