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HS regional golf roundup: Amarillo High girls claims 5A title; Memphis girls win 2A championship


The Amarillo High girls golf team of, from left, Charlee Thacker, Karlee Holcomb, Alexis Escobedo, Avery Britten, Lauren Medrano and head coach Skyler Walden, celebrate after winning the Region I-5A championship at the Rawls Golf Course in Lubbock on Tuesday. [Provided photo]

Amarillo High Lady Sandies Black team played steady golf while fighting off cold, windy temperatures to capture the Region I-5A championship at the Rawls Golf Course in Lubbock Monday and Tuesday.

Amarillo High shot rounds of 306 Monday, followed by a 320 on Tuesday to beat Aledo (310-331— 641) to claim the team title.

Senior and West Texas A&M signee Alexis Escobedo continued her terrific season earning a bronze individual medal firing a 36-hole total of 73-72— 145 that paced the Lady Sandies to the regional championship.

Amarillo High Black punches a ticket to the University Interscholastic League Class 5A state tournament set for May 10-11 at the White Wing Golf Club in Georgetown.

Escobedo was supported by a cast of teammates over the two rounds. Karlee Holcomb shot 76-82 for a total of 156, Lauren Medrano posted a two-day score of 80-80— 160, Avery Britten shot 77-88— 165, and Charlee Thacker rounded AHS out with rounds of 80-86— 166.

The Amarillo High Gold team placed in the top 10 thanks to scores of 366-376— 742.

Malison Chanthapanya of Saginaw won the individual regional title firing low rounds of 73-69— 142. Former Randall golfer and Justin Northwest senior Jacee Fields (69-74— 143) came in second place individually.

Dalhart’s Caysen Beckner qualified for the UIL Class 3A state tournament as an individual during the Region I-3A tournament at the Shady Oaks Golf Course in Baird on Tuesday. [Provided photo]

Region I-3A Boys

Cayden Beckner of Dalhart highlighted the Region I-3A boys golf tournament at the Shady Oaks Golf Course in Baird on Monday and Tuesday.

Beckner posted fired a 78 Tuesday, then shot an 84 Thursday to post a 36-hole total 162 to punch a ticket to the UIL Class 3A state tournament as an individual medalist.

Dalhart (399-362— 711) finished sixth as a team followed by Bushland (344-370— 714) in seventh.

Brock’s Blue team was the regional champion shooting rounds of 319-334— 653.

Lain Tushinsky of Jim Ned and Bowie’s Parker Price went to a playoff after posting a two-round score of 152. Tushinsky claimed the individual title in a playoff.

The Class 3A state tournament is set for May 17-18 at the ShadowGlen Golf Club in Manor.


The Memphis girls golf team of, from left, Andrea Quinonez, Chloe Wilks, Braylee Brooks, Kiyonna Matthews and Maggie Cook celebrate after winning the Region I-2A championship at the Palo Duro Creek Golf Course in Canyon on Tuesday. [Provided photo]

Region I-2A Girls

Texas Panhandle teams and individuals made their mark at the Region I-2A Golf Tournament at the Palo Duro Creek Golf Course in Canyon on Monday and Tuesday.

The Memphis Lady Cyclones kept up their proud tradition winning the regional champion with a two-round total of 419-405— 824. Memphis trailed Wink by six strokes after Monday’s first round, but rallied back for a 24 stroke win as Wink finished second with a 413-433— 846.

The Lady Cyclones placed three players in the top 10 led by Chloe Wilks. Wilks posted a 36-hole score of 101-95— 196 to earn third place as an individual. Teammates Maggie Cook (107-97— 214) was sixth and Kiyonna Matthews (103-104— 207) came in eighth.

Stratford is also headed to state placing third with a team rounds of 430-418— 848. Payton Berry was the standout for the Lady Elks winning the individual regional championship. Berry fired an 85 on Monday, and followed that with an 83 Tuesday for a 168.

Taryn Audrain of Sanford-Fritch advances to state coming in second place individually thanks to scores of 91-83— 174. Also qualifying for state as an individual was Wellington’s Kenna Darrow (106-95— 201), who placed fifth.

The UIL Class 2A state tournament is set for May 10-11 at the The Legends Golf Course in Kingsland.


The Happy girls golf team of, from left,

Jessica Smith, Madison Matsler, Halee Jo Johnson, Aimee McCarley and Hannah Drake celebrate after placing second at the Region I-1A championship at the Reese Golf Center in Lubbock on Tuesday. [Provided photo]

Region I-1A Boys and Girls

The Happy girls played two superb rounds to earn a second place finish and earn a trip to the UIL Class 1A state tournament.

The Cowgirls shot a two-day total of 401-413— 814 at the Reese Golf Center in Lubbock to come in second behind regional champion Garden City (391-418— 413) at the Region I-1A tournament Monday and Tuesday.

Halee Jo Johnson shined for Happy winning a gold medal as the individual regional champion thanks to shooting rounds of 87-93— 180.

Teammate Aimee McCarley also finished in the top 10 with scores of 100-98— 198.

The Fort Elliott girls are joining Happy at the state meet. The Lady Cougars placed third in the team standings with a 413-427—840.

Booker’s Chloe Carson was the lone Texas Panhandle representative to qualify for state as an individual. Carson (99-94— 193) finished fourth overall.

The UIL Class 1A girls state tournament is set for May 10-11 at the Lighthouse Country Club in Kingsland.


The Fort Elliott boys golf team of, from left,

head coach Ray Turpen, Marshal Meininger, Gavin Boydston, Gatlin Goad, Gavin McDowell and Boone Begert, celebrate after placing second at the Region I-1A championship at the LakeRidge Country Club in Lubbock on Tuesday. [Provided photo]

The Fort Elliott boys followed with a second place finish to advance to the Class 1A state tournament.

The Cougars shot a two-day score of 393-400 at the LakeRidge Country Club in Lubbock to finish by behind Region I-1A champion Garden City (399-373— 772).

Fort Elliott senior Gatlin Goad earned a gold medal by winning the individual championship. Goad fired excellent rounds of 74 Monday and 76 on Tuesday for a total of 150.

Miami’s Traser Shelton (89-93— 192) made it to state as well as an individual by placing sixth.

The UIL Class 1A boys state tournament is set for May 17-18 at the The Legends Golf Course in Kingsland.

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