The Wildcats’ golf team had to take on the weather as well as two golf courses during two tournaments over the weekend (February 8-9) and on Monday (February 11).
The Wildcats only got 9 holes of golf in on Friday in Rockwall. Wildcats Golf Coach Chris Owens said the weather Saturday in Rockwall was as bad and you could probably have. He called it freezing cold. Coach Owens credited his players with perseverance. With the temperature in the 30’s, rain began falling about halfway through the Wildcats’ round Saturday. Due to ACT testing and other activities, Coach Owens said he only took three golfers to Rockwall. Carter Lewis managed to shoot 79. Kip Childress carded a 90 and Grant Mohesky shot 91.
The Wildcats, as a full team, played a tournament at Pinecrest Country Club in Longview Monday. This time Coach Owens said the Wildcats got lucky. After being rained on all the way over to Longview, Coach Owens said it quit when the Wildcats arrived. He said rain stayed away until the Wildcats were playing their last couple of holes. Coach Owens said it was overcast with temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s. He said the Wildcats ended up tied for third in the tournament that featured a strong field. Lewis shot 75. Colton Bench fired 77. Childress shot 82. Andrew Escobar shot 90. Mohesky came in with a 91. Despite a very wet course, Coach Owen said his team played well overall. After a break, the Wildcats will play in the Twisted 54 Golf Tournament at two Longview golf courses in early March. The Wildcats will play 54 holes of golf over two days.