The Randall Raiders team of Jerry Montano, Stetson Provence, Caden Conrad, Wyatt Provence, Jacob Montano and head coach Ben Gilliland celebrate after qualifying for state with a third place finish during the Region I-5A golf tournament at the Rawls Golf Course in Lubbock on Thursday. [Provided photo]
Randall did just enough to hold off district rival Tascosa and claim the third and final team spot to advance to the University Interscholastic League Class 5A state tournament.
The Raiders played gutsy golf when it counted to post a 36-hole total of 320-321— 641 to grab that final spot during the Region I-5A boys golf tournament at the difficult Rawls Course in Lubbock.
Tascosa came in fourth right behind Randall missing out by 3-strokes, shooting a 323-321— 644.
Randall’s Caden Conrad gave the Raiders the push they needed over the past two days. Conrad fired a 77 during Wednesday’s first round. On Thursday, Conrad kept that number in the 70’s, posting a 79 to finish the tournament with a 156. Wyatt Provence followed with two solid rounds. The sophomore, and District 3-5A individual champion, tallied a 78-82— 160, as his brother Stetson, shot 79-82— 161.
Tascosa’s Baron Buse, right, with his head coach Trey Scales, celebrate after Buse advanced to state as an individual during the Region I-5A golf tournament at the Rawls Golf Course in Lubbock on Thursday. [Provided photo]
Despite falling short in the team standings Tascosa’s Baron Buse qualified to state as an individual. Buse, who went 79-75— 154 over the two days, made a par with two birdies in a three-hole playoff to beat Grandury’s Ty Holbrook for the second medalist spot.
Burleson Centennial (308-318— 626) was the team champion, followed by Lubbock Cooper (318-315— 633). Karson Grigsby of Abilene Wylie was the individual regional champion firing low rounds of 74-69— 145.
The UIL Class 5A state golf tournament is set for May 17-18 at the White Wing Golf Club in Georgetown.
The Canyon Eagles team of Paden Mask, left, Eli Schmucker, head coach Ricky Guy, Cutter Ehmann, Quinn Haynes and Whit Powers celebrate after qualifying for state with a second place finish during the Region I-4A golf tournament at the Shadow Hills Golf Course in Lubbock on Thursday. [Provided photo]
Region I-4A Boys
It was a stellar 36-holes for the Canyon golf team who claimed second place and punched a ticket to the UIL Class 5A state golf tournament.
The Eagles made that happen with tremendous play during the Region I-5A Golf Tournament at the Shadow Hills Golf Course in Lubbock on Wednesday and Thursday.
Canyon fired a season-best low round on the year of 299 during Wednesday’s first 18 holes, then followed that effort with another impressive score of 310 on Thursday for a 36-hole total of 609.
Canyon trailed on regional champion Argyle, which shot an eye-opening two-day low of 291-286— 577. Paden Mask was the backbone for the Eagles. Mask came home with an even-par 72 in his first round, while posting a 77 in his second round for a 149. Teammate Whit Powers followed with a 74-79— 153. Rounding out the Canyon team was Eli Schmucker (76-76— 152), Quinn Haynes (77-78— 156), and Cutter Ehmann (88-84— 172).
Argyle’s Gavin Lane was the standout on the individual side. Lane brought home the individual regional championship going low thanks to unbelievable scores of 67-63— 130.
Despite not qualifying, Hereford’s Xavier Sauceda (76-74— 150) and Hector Cavasos (77-74— 151) had strong showings.
The UIL Class 4A state tournament is set for May 17-18 at the Plum Creek Golf Course in Kyle.
The Childress Lady Bobcats team of head coach Matthew Olson, left, Cassandra Sanchez, Sarah Castillo, Elena Jurado, Savy Rabe and Addi Cabler celebrate after qualifying for state with a second place finish during the Region I-3A golf tournament at the Shadow Oaks Golf Course in Baird on Thursday. [Provided photo]
Region I-3A Girls
Childress jumped from third place to finish second as a team, and advance to state during the Region I-3A girls golf tournament at the Shady Oaks Golf Course in Baird on Wednesday and Thursday.
Childress trailed Odessa Compass by 8-strokes entering Thursday’s final round, however, the Lady Bobcats finished strong with a team score of 378 on the final 18 to hold off Compass by three shots. Childress finished the 36-hole tournament scoring a 385-378— 763 to earn the silver medal behind regional champion Wall (316-333— 649).
Elena Jurado totaled the low round for the Lady Bobcats shooting 95-88— 183. Teammate Addison Cabler followed with a 89-98— 187.
Bushland’s Logan Culpepper finished fifth overall to qualify for the UIL Class 3A state tournament during the Region I-3A golf tournament at the Shadow Oaks Golf Course in Baird on Thursday. [Provided photo]
Childress wasn’t the only Texas Panhandle representation making an impact at regional. After shooting an opening round 85 on Wednesday, Bushland’s Logan Culpepper came back strong Thursday firing a 4-over par, 76 that included three birdies.
Culpepper, a sophomore, finished in fifth place and will qualify for the state tournament. Joining Culpepper as an individual is Shallowater’s Kami Wood. Wood, the youngest daughter of former Randall football coach and now Shallowater football coach, Bryan, tallied a two-day score of 75-82— 157 for a bronze medal finish.
The UIL Class 3A state tournament is set for May 10-11 at the ShadowGlen Golf Club in Manor.
The Panhandle Panthers team of Logan Krogh, Gauge Hackett, Grayson Davis, head coach Kristi Cameron, Logan McCoid, Wesley Jones and Levi McGill won the Region I-2A golf championship at the Palo Duro Creek Golf Course in Canyon on Thursday. [Provided photo]
Region I-2A Boys
It was a stellar day for the Texas Panhandle teams at the Region I-2A boys golf tournament at the Palo Duro Creek Golf Course on Wednesday and Thursday.
The Panhandle Panthers led from start to finish over the 36-hole tourney to win the regional team championship, and advance to state posting a scores of 352-333— 685. Panhandle’s Logan McCoid nabbed a silver medal on the individual side leading the Panthers thanks to a 36-hole finish of 75-78— 153. McCoid placed second behind individual champion Warren Taylor of Tahoka (74-77— 151). Panhandle’s Levi McGill shaved strokes Thursday to finish tied 12th. After shooting a 92 on Wednesday, McGill went out and posted a 78 during his final round to total a 170.
The Vega Longhorns will join Panhandle at state. The traditionally strong program of Vega came from fourth place Wednesday to qualify for the third and final team spot. The Longhorns tallied a two-day score of 384-374— 758. Ryan Grawunder (80-82— 162) paced Vega to place sixth.
The UIL Class 2A state tournament is set for May 17-18 at the The Legends Golf Course in Kingsland.