Wildcats Golfers Don’t Qualify For State But Coach is Proud of Their Solid Scores at Regional
Wildcats Golf Coach Chris Owens said he was real proud of his team as some players had personal bests and other showed consistency on a big stage, at the Region II Golf Tournament Wednesday and Thursday (April 24-25) at Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club. Then there was the weather on Wednesday that Coach Owens said was better suited for water polo than golf. Still through rain and mud, the Wildcats got in 9 holes. They wrapped up with a grueling 27 holes on Thursday. The Wildcats did not qualify for state but finished sixth among sixteen teams. The team’s two day score was 624. They shot 313 over the first 18 holes and 311 over the second 18. Senior Carter Lewis shot 74 and 71 for a total of 145, good for twelfth place in the tourney. Coach Owens noted that Lewis has had a good career here and he wished him well playing at UT Tyler. Colton Bench shot 82 and 79 for 161. Senior Andrew Escobar shot 78 and 81 for 159. Coach Owens called both Bench and Escobar consistent. He said an improving Kip Childress shot 83 and 80 for a 163 total. Sophomore Grant Mohesky shot his best round ever, a 79, and added an 81 for a total of 160. Coach Owens said the sixth place finish was the Wildcats best regional showing in five or six years.