From Staff Reports
GEORGETOWN — Hallsville’s Lake Juban shaved four strokes off his opening round score of 78 and carded a 74 to finish with a 152 and 25th overall in Class 5A medalist competition Tuesday at White Wing Golf Club.
Mount Pleasant’s Rustyn Goolsby had a tougher Tuesday on the links. The regional champion went from a opening day 76 to an 83 and wound up shooting a 159.
Neither was particularly close to gold medalist Jun Min Lee of Mission Sharyland as he turned in a three-under 69 first and bettered that with a four-under 68. Lee finished four clear of Colleyville Heritage’s Kevin Watts, who carded a two-round score of 141, while Granbury’s Jake Holbrook was third with a 142.
KYLE — Carthage’s Miller Harris was in the hunt for top medalist in Class 4A and wound up bringing home a bronze third place finish Tuesday at Plum Creek Golf Club.
Harris’ opening round 73 left him two off the pace of eventual champion Jack Burke of Orange Little Cypress-Mauriceville. Burke, who finished two ahead with a 141, managed a one-under 70 in second round play.
Burke was able to hold off a furious charge from Argyle’s Logan Diomede, who went two-under and finished with a 143. Harris shot par in round two and finished with a two-day total of 144.
AUSTIN — The Troup Tigers and New Diana Eagles finished just out of the money in team play Tuesday at Grey Rock Golf Club.
Troup knocked 18 strokes off its opening round 349 with a 331 and final total of 680, which qualified the Tigers for fifth place, while New Diana went from a 346 opening round to 336 second day and tallied a sixth place 682.
The Columbus Cardinals garnered the championship team title with a two-day score of 627, which was just one stroke better than that of the Cardinals from Pottsboro.
Top scorer for Troup was Jake Smelser, who carded a 83 and 71 for two-day score of 154. Leading the charge for New Diana was Sam Benson, who scored 81, 75 and finished with a 156.
AUSTIN — The Union Hill Bulldog golf team turned in a two-day score of 836 and finished 10th among a field of 12 entries in the Class A state gathering at Lion Municipal Golf Course.
Garden City garnered first-place gold with a 710, while Clyde Eula was just four back at 714. Third place went to the team from Matador Motley Country with a two-day total of 749.
Credit the Bulldogs from Union Hill improving 27 strokes from the first to second round. Luke Batts led the way for the Dogs with a 110 and 103 for a 213 total.