Wildcats Golf Overcomes Flu Bug to Finish Second, Qualify for Regional
Wildcats Golf Coach Chris Owens was extremely proud of his team for the way they pulled together as a team overcoming adversity to qualify for the Regional Tournament at the District Tournament Monday and Tuesday (April 1-2) at Paris Country Club. Coach Owens said he found out for sure early Monday morning that two of his players could not play Monday due to the flu. He said he had to pull Mason Burgin out of a class and get him ready to play. Burgin was not expecting to play and had not played for some time. He responded with a 94 After day one Monday, the Wildcats were tied with Mount Pleasant for second place at 317. On Tuesday Kip Childress and Grant Mohesky were able to play and play they did. Coach Owens said both players shot their best round of the year. Childress shot 79 and Mohesky an 85. The Wildcats took second place by 25 strokes. The Wildcats were led by Carter Lewis who won the District Tournament with rounds of 70 and 71. Coach Owens said Lewis sank two ten foot putts for par. Lewis won the tournament by two strokes. Coach Owens called him as cool and calm adding Lewis played the best he’s ever seen him play. Colton Bench shot 78 and 73 to finish fifth in the tournament. Coach Owens said Bench would be named First Team All-District along with Lewis. Andrew Escobar shot 75 and 82. Mason Burgin came back with an 86 on Tuesday. The Wildcats play at the Regional Tournament April 24-25 at Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club. Coach Owens said he is hoping for good health and good weather.