BY CLAY ROSENBAUM
Kendall Stroud tees off during
the Region IV-3A golf tournament held
last week. The Hondo girls placed ninth.
COURTESY PHOTO BY
Ben Bader gets a look at the
slope of the green during the Region
IV-3A golf tournament.
Boys 5th, girls 9th at region golf tourney
Corpus Christi -- The Hondo boys’ golf team concluded its
year with a fifth place finish at the Region IV-3A tournament, held at
Corpus Christi’s Gabe Lozano Golf Course.
The Owls’ team score of 331 on the second day (Tuesday, April 16)
moved them up in the standings from tenth to fifth place overall. The
Owls had fired a total score of 350 on the first 18 holes last Monday.
they wound up with a total score of 681.
Fredericksburg, the region team champion, had the best overall score
on both days, for a total of 608, putting them 37 strokes ahead of
region runner-up Boerne. Those two teams, along with El Campo, will
represent Region IV at the UIL State 3A Golf Tournament, at Austin’s
Jimmy Clay Golf Course, on Thursday and Friday, May 2-3.
The Hondo girls’ team finished in ninth place overall, with a
two-day total of 847, at the Oso Beach Golf Course. Cuero, Sealy and
Fredericksburg were the top three finishing girls’ teams and are
heading to the state tourney.
The Hondo boys’ team was led by Daulton Griffin’s 36-hole total
of 164, which tied him for 23rd place. Danny Miranda was three strokes
back at 167. Mitchell Long had a 171, Cole Rosenbaum had a 182 and Ben
Bader shot a 194.
“The boys had an extremely successful season,” said Hondo golf
coach Clarke Wells. “We had a couple of individual tournament
championships and a second straight district championship. We look to
build on the success of this year next season.”
On the girls’ side, Taylor Winkler had the Owls’ lowest score
with a 194 for the two days. Kendall Stroud had a 36-hole total of 201,
followed by Hallie Hutto with a 207. Lauren Long and Abrianna Arredondo
rounded out the Owls’ roster.
Hondo stood in fifth place after the first day of the girls’
tourney, with a team total of 408, just 15 strokes out of third place.
“I am very proud of these ladies and all of their accomplishments
this year,” said Coach Wells. “That includes a couple of tournament
victories, a district championship and the individual district champion.”