CHS GOLF: Clovis girls notch third state leg

CNJ staff

Clovis High’s girls shot a four-person score of 372 to capture team honors on Monday in a triangular golf tournament hosted by CHS at Municipal Golf Course.

The Lady Wildcats posted a score of 372, giving them the third and final leg needed to qualify for next month’s Class 5A state competition.

Portales shot 405 while Clovis Christian, the third school in the field, did not have a full squad.

Seniors Amanda Estes and Tiffany Reid led the Lady Cats, shooting scores of 88 and 89, respectively. Both had already attained the necessary three legs to qualify individually for state.

Led by sophomore Donavin Sanchez, Portales’ broke 300 for the first time and outlasted Clovis for team honors.

Sanchez fired a 1-under 69 as Portales shot a four-man total of 297, six strokes better than the Wildcats. Sophomore Will Archibeque shot 73, while sophomore Rick Bergman followed with a 75.

Clovis Christian finished third at 357.

“We had a goal for these kids to break 300,” Rams coach Patrick Crowley said. “Granted it was on a par 70 course, but (we) had four good scores and this is what they’re capable of.”

Clovis’ total was good for the Cats’ second of three legs required to qualify for state. Freshman Kyler Brewer led the way with a 73, giving him his third leg toward state.

Sophomore Tyler Fontenot, who had already qualified, shot 74 while senior Brad Props posted his second leg with a round of 76.

Senior Ryan Boatman was Clovis Christian’s top player on Monday, shooting a 79.

Tori Teague earned a leg toward state for Portales’ girls, shooting a score of 91. Clovis Christian’s top scorer was a 99 posted by Lauren Douma.

The tournament was originally scheduled for Thursday but was moved up to accommodate a scheduling conflict for Portales.