D’Hanis golfers 8th in state meet


     Kyle -- The D’Hanis boys’ golf team placed eighth this week in the UIL 1A State Golf Tournament. 

Competing at Plum Creek Course, the Cowboys recorded a two-day team total of 756, including a 380 on Monday, May 9, and a 376 on Tuesday, May 10.

     Individually for D’Hanis, Wyatt Rothe had the low score for the 36-hole event, with a 181 total, playing 26th. Kenny Arnett placed 32nd, with a 185 for the two days. Adam Fore, with a 191, placed 43rd. AJ Bridges was 50th and Koby Fortner placed 68th.

     The top finishing team, with a 671, was Region IV champion Jonesboro. They were 40 strokes better than runner-up Miami, which had a 711 team score. Sterling City was third at 728.

     Jeffrey Morse of Jonesboro was the individual state champion, with a 153 score for the two days. Cristian Ontiveros of Marfa was second at 155, while there was a tie for third at 156, including Nolan Steelman of Utopia and Ben Thrasher of Miami.