Matthews’ state bid starts Monday


     The UIL State Golf Tournament begins Monday, May 10,  for Hondo junior Mallory Matthews.

     By winning the Region IV-4A championship, she becomes the first female golfer from Hondo ever to advance to the state tourney.

     The 4A girls state tournament is this coming Monday and Tuesday, at Plum Creek Golf Course in Kyle.

     Out of the 72 golfers in the field, Matthews will be teeing off in the first group at 8 a.m. Twelve groups of three will tee off every 10 minutes on both the #1 and #10 tees.

     At the Lighthouse Golf Course in Kingsland, the Utopia girls’ team will be competing in the 1A division at state, also beginning Monday morning.

     In the 1A boys’ tourney, coming up on Monday, May 17, Kenny Arnett of D’Hanis will be competing at Lighthouse.