Golf team starts spring with 359
By Mark Goodson
Highlander Sports Editor
Falls sophomore Breanna
Heinzke said Saturday’s round gives the team a starting point for the spring
"I could have done better,’’ Heinzke said after firing an 88
to help the team to a 359 total in Marble Falls Tournament. The tournament was
reduced to one day because of the inclement weather on Friday.
The tournament was played in ideal conditions Saturday at
Hidden Falls Golf Club in Meadowlakes.
"I hit some good shots, but I could have hit a lot more
greens,’’ said Heinzke, one of five sophomores on the first team.
Heinzke has emerged as one of the top golfers after
competing in three tournaments in the fall.
The team’s 359 total was good for sixth in the Class 4A
field of the tournament. Marble
Falls score was the
team’s best since a 353 in 2009 at Star Ranch in Hutto.
Falls had eight golfers
compete in the field of 99 golfers.
The tournament had strong teams from throughout the state.
Heinzke had a hot stretch with five straight pars from No. 8
through No. 12.
Heinzke said her short game kept her on a good roll.
Sam Offutt also shot an 88 for her personal best round. Her
previous best was a 98 at Slick Rock in Horseshoe Bay.
Blaire Hambrick shot 90 with three pars on No. 2, 8 and 17.
Hambrick had "five or six” three putts.
Kelsie Tackitt shot near her best with her 93. Tackitt
birdies on No. 10 and No. 3. Her best shot of the day was on No. 15 when she
sank a 25-footer for par.
"That’s a tough hole,’’ said Hidden Falls pro Jeff Wilson.
"It’s a long par 3 and usually golf courses won’t have that much of a slope on
a long par 3, but that hole has both.’’
The girls were playing from 165 yards on the hole Saturday.
It’s an uphill shot, too.
"It was nice to have a good sunny day to play,’’ Tackitt
Falls’ Peyton Fishbeck
shot 100 as the No. 5 score. The Lady Mustangs three medalist were Shelcee
Clark with a 98, Chloe Parnell 102 and Delaney Kelley 110.
District rival Vandegrift won the 4A division with a 321,
edging out Huntsville
by two strokes.
Alicia Lehane of Schertz Clemens won the 4A division with a
one-over par 73. Other top score were Kelly Xac of Corpus Christi Tuloso Midway
with a 75, Hannah Valentine of Huntsville with a
76, Erin Fahey and Emily Garbutt of Vandegrift with 78s and Jenna Phillips of Cedar Park
with a 78. Dabin Cleary of Schertz Clemens and Michelle Jonika of Magnolia both
In the Class 5A division, Smithson Valley
ran off with a big win, firing a 311. Smithson Valley
was led by Johany Rivera with a 73, Megan Woods a 77 and Lauren Mancha a 79.
Mia Ayer of Hewitt Midway shot a 69 to take the top medalist
in Class 5A. Midway’s team shot a 349 for third place. Westlake shot 343.