H.S. Golf UIL girls state tournament roundup Ingram rallies, captures 3A title
Ingram made up a six-stroke deficit and captured the UIL Class 3A team state golf championship Tuesday at Grey Rock Golf Course in Austin.
The Warriors won their first team state title, the 10th in area girls golf history and the first since 2000, when Churchill won the final of five straight crowns. Roosevelt won in 1974, East Central in 1975 and Kerrville Tivy went back-to-back in 1980-81.
Ingram returned all five athletes from last year’s squad that was seventh, and the experience paid off. Paced by Katie Olive’s 10th-place showing, Ingram carded a 759 (379-380) to rally past Rockdale, which was second with a 764 (373-391). Brock was third at 777.
Olive had a 180, followed by Kylie Chapa (189), Jourdan Craft (194), Marissa Vela (201) and Ryan Spencer (205).
Class 6A: At Legacy Hills Golf Club in Georgetown, Churchill’s Dylan Beldon tied for 27th. It was the highest finish by an area athletes.
A junior, Beldon had a two-round 153, including a 74 in Tuesday’s final round. Reagan’s Kinsey Ray was 32nd with a 79-156.
Reagan placed 12th in the team competition with a 641. Austin Westlake was first at 589 and Austin Lake Travis was second at 604. Westlake and Lake Travis finished ahead of Reagan at the Region IV-6A tournament.
Class 5A: At White Wing Golf Club, Medina Valley’s Gabriela McNelly was 22nd in the medalist standings. A sophomore, McNelly carded an 83-78-161. Magnolia’s Halle Whitney was the winner with a 72-143.
Boerne Champion, making its first appearance at the state tournament, was 11th in the team competition with a 703 (355-348). The Chargers were paced by Emily Ritchie, who had a 169 (80-89) during the two-round event.
Grapevine won the team title with a 620. Mission Sharyland was second at 644 and Midlothian was two shots behind Sharyland to claim the bronze.
Class 4A: At Slick Rock Golf Course at Horseshow Bay in Marble Falls, Fredericksburg captured seventh in the team race. The Battlin’ Billies had a 358-368-726.
Andrews shot a 644 to capture its eighth straight title, tying a state record. Booker won eight in a row from 1986-1993. Fredericksburg’s Allison James was the top area finisher in the medalist competition, carding a 168.