CHS girls finish third in Amarillo tourney
Published: Sunday, March 19th, 2006
AMARILLO — Clovis High’s girls couldn’t hang on to second place, but finished a strong third on Saturday in the Amarillo Relays golf tournament, played at Ross Rogers Golf Course. The Lady Wildcats were nothing if not consistent as their top four players finished within 10 strokes of each other in the 36-hole event. Amarillo High shot 313 on Saturday for a team total of 642 and ran away to a whopping 145-stroke margin over Hereford, which made up 11 strokes on Clovis from Friday’s round. The Lady Cats finished at 789, two shots behind the Lady Whitefaces in the 12-team competition. Clovis’ boys, meantime, settled for a tie for 10th out of 17 teams with a four-man total of 692. The Wildcats played at par-72 Tascosa Country Club on Friday before moving to the par-70 Amarillo Country Club on Saturday. Clovis teams host an invitational tournament starting at 9 a.m. Monday at Chaparral Country Club. “I was super-pleased with our kids; they did a great job,” CHS girls coach Jeff Fontanilla said. “We really made big strides this week.” The Lady Cats earned one of three necessary legs for state competition on Friday with their team total of 392. Senior Brianne Bracken led the Lady Cats, shooting 46-48 — 99 on Saturday to finish at 193, followed by junior Tiffany Reid with a 36-hole total of 195 after a 51-50 — 101 on Saturday. Senior Whitney Jones finished at 198 after shooting 55-46 — 101 on Saturday, while junior Amanda Estes shot 50-51 — 101 and ended up at 203. Junior Marissa Lunsford shot 61-56 — 117 on Saturday for a two-day total of 223. Senior Jordan Moore bounced back from an 89 on Friday to shoot 77 for the Clovis boys, finishing the two-day event at 166. “Jordan came back from a tough round on Friday,” CHS boys coach George Simmons said. “He definitely knew he could put up a good number today.” Freshman Tyler Fontenot shot an 85 on Saturday and was next in line with a 36-hole total of 167. Kyler Hill finished the tourney at 183, Brad Props was at 184 and Ben Blair came in at 186. “We’ve got a long battle,” Simmons said of his team, regulars in the Class 5A state tournament the past few years. “Hopefully, we can get our scores down to a qualifying target.” Amarillo High shot a four-man total of 638 for the two days and edged Plainview by one shot for the team title.
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