Mustangs Finish 5th at Hill Country Shootout
The second varsity team had the opportunity to travel up to Burnet this past weekend to compete in the Hill Country Shootout hosted by Vandegrift High School at Delaware Springs Golf Course. The hill country wind showed its teeth on the second day of the event, which made the golf course, play even more difficult. A much different style of golf was required for the mustangs and they adapted well. Their first round score of 310 put them in 6th place out of 15 teams headed into the final round. Christopher Robishaw led his team the first day with a solid 76. With the wind gusting up to 25 mph, freshman Carson Kidd was able to manage his way around Delaware Springs to post a great round of 77. The team score of 319 gave the mustangs a 5th place finish and a great way to end a busy week! Individual scores were Carson Kidd 78-77, Blake Jarvis 77-82, Christopher Robishaw 76-84, Marshal Ramke 85-76, and Will Brookby 79-85. Next up for this group will be the Don Massengale Memorial Tournament at Bentwater Country Club, February 14-15.
14th Aggie Cup Success
The top five mustangs made the annual trip up to College Station for the 14th Aggie Cup Invitational this past week. The first round was at Traditions Club and it proved to be a difficult test, as it does year after year. After a rough start, the mustangs fought hard and mounted a strong back nine to post a team score of 312. Headed into the final day the mustangs found themselves in a tie for 8th place. The final round was played at Miramont country and it was in absolute perfect condition. The mustangs got off to an incredibly fast start, but hit a few bumps in the middle of the round. The final round score of 300 was good enough for an 8th place finish the in the 20-team field. Individual scores were Jeffrey Zatorski 79-71, Tyler Gardner 76-75, Preston Rouse 79-6, Johnny Cooley 80-78, and Walker Bergen 78-83. Up next for the varsity, squad will be the Nicole Corser Memorial Tournament at Blackhorse Country Club, February 7-8.
Mustangs take 8th at Vern Edwards
The third varsity team competed once again in the Vern Edwards Memorial Tournament hosted by The Woodlands High School. The first round at the TPC Course and the second round at the Players Course. With soggy conditions, both venues proved to be difficult tests for the 24-team field. After the first round score of 330 the mustangs found themselves in 9th place going into the final round. Hunter Lee led his team on day 2 to help his team post a score of 342 that was good enough for an 8th place finish. Individual Scores were Alex Hay 83-85, Drew Vandervoort 76-92, Powell Jordan 81-88, Hunter Lee 90-81, and Will Rexrode 91-88. Up next for this squad will be the Crosby Invitational, January 31 – February 1.
Mustangs Take 2nd at Fall Regional Preview
The second team boys of Will Overall, Dylan Gardner, Marshal Ramke, Blake Jarvis and Devin Dinsmore placed 2nd in a very talented field out at Eagle Pointe Golf Club. The Fall Regional Preview was shortened to 18 holes after torrential downpours on Friday made the course unplayable. This event last season was cancelled all together for the same reason. However the second round went according to plan and the Mustangs fought through the wet conditions. Dylan Gardner lead his team with a round of 77 and Blake Jarvis right behind him with a 78. Other scores were Will Overall 79, Devin Dinsmore 79, and Marshal Ramke 82. The team score of 313 was good enough for 2nd place finishing 12 shots behind Seven Lakes and 1 shot in front of Clear Creek. The Mustangs will not have an event until the Aggie Cup and Vern Edwards Invitational in late January.
Varsity Boys finish 6th in Southlake
Tyler Gardner, Jeffrey Zatorski, Walker Bergen, Preston Rouse, and Will Brookby traveled up to Southlake, TX to play in the 2019 Dragon Fall Cup, hosted by Southlake Carroll High School at Timarron Country Club. Instead of the traditional team event, the teams played a Maxwell Format which involves all 5 teammates playing in the same group and each team takes the 4 best scores on each hole. The teams played 36 continuous holes on Monday and the golf course proved to be a difficult test for all teams. The team struggled heavily on par 4's as a whole, but played phenomenal on the par 3's (a combined 1 under par for the 2 rounds). Tyler Gardner lead his team with rounds of 78-71 and finished in a tie for 6th place individually. His 1 under par 71 in the afternoon round included 3 birdies and an eagle. The overall team score of 623 (308-315) was good enough for 6th place. The rest of the scores were Zatorski 75-78, Rouse 79-81, Bergen 76-85, and Brookby 82-85. The next top 5 event for the mustangs will be the Aggie Cup in College Station, January 20 - 21.
JV Boys come close to another victory
The JV squad traveled up to High Meadow Ranch Golf Club in Magnolia to compete in the French Toast Open last week! Lead by Sophomore Hunter Lee's round of 81 (good enough for 2nd place individually), the mustangs had yet another strong showing. In extremely chilly conditions the team fought through the adversity faced and played hard. Edward Li shot 85, Will Rexrode 87, Paxton Ponce 87, and Bo Neuhaus 89. The team score of 340 was good enough for 2nd place overall and only finished 6 shots back of Kingwood. That event wraps up the Fall JV season which proved to be very successful. 2 team wins, and 2 runner ups! The next JV event will be on January 29th at Panther Trails Golf Club.
JV Boys finish strong in Deer Park
5 Mustangs went over to the very tricky Battleground Golf Course on Thursday and tried their best to finish before the rain. Unfortunately, the round was cut short with 2 holes left to play, but the group battled hard with rain popping up throughout the day. The team score of 353 was good enough to be in the top quarter of the field. This team had some of the best attitudes on the golf course so far this year. A really fun group! Michael O'Shell shot 85, William Rother 88, Bo Neuhaus 89, Paxton Ponce 91, and Logan Smith 91.
JV Boys picked up another Win at Cypresswood
10 boys went up to Spring, TX and competed in the Oak Ridge Fall Classic earlier this week. The Cypress course at Cypresswood Golf Club was in great shape with fast greens, tree lined fairways, and some tough bunkers. The two teams managed their way around the course well and got off to a hot start, helping them to 1st and 4th place finishes! The first team clipped Montgomery High School by 4 shots and the second team only finished 6 shots out of 3rd place. Very proud of this group and how much they have improved from the start of the year. Scores were: Jonah Lou, Hayden Smith, and William Hirtz shot 79, Alex Hay 80, Erikson Pittman 81, Powell Jordan and Nico Ryan 82, Hunter Lee 85, Edward Li 86, and Will Rexrode 87. Next up for this group will be Magnolia's French Toast Open on November 13th.
Mustangs have a strong showing in Galveston
The second team boys went down to the always windy Moody Gardens Golf Course last week. A solid field, including a couple of state qualifiers from last year were among the competitors. The mustangs took 3 seniors and two sophomores and all fought hard from beginning to end. The first round on Friday proved to be difficult on the back nine with wind gusts up to 20 mph on some holes, but they held on and shot a solid round of 309. Headed into the second round on Saturday, the mustangs were sitting in 2nd place, 7 shots behind Clear Creek High School. The second round played even tougher than the first round, with wind gusting up to 25 mph. With strong attitudes and solid iron play in the wind, a team score of 311 was quite impressive. The mustangs finished in 2nd place for the tournament, only 12 shots behind Clear Creek. Marshal Ramke lead his team with fantastic rounds of 74-74, Blake Jarvis shot 78-78, Dylan Gardner 78-79, Will Brookby 82-80, & Drew Vandervoort 79-85.
JV Boys grab a win in Montgomery
The JV Boys traveled up to April Sound Country Club and played well enough to capture their first win of the season! The Lake Creek Invitational consisted of 12 teams and the winning score was 342. The young mustangs struggled on their first nine holes, but mounted a strong comeback on their second nine to post 4 solid rounds. Sophomore William Hirtz lead his team on the tough golf course and shot a round of 82 which was good enough for 2nd place individually. Michael O'Shell and Edward Li both shot rounds of 85 and Bo Neuhaus shot 90. Up next for the JV squad will be next week on November 4th at Cyrpesswood Golf Club!
Varsity Boys Win in Kingwood
The Varsity boys competed this past weekend up in the Atascocita Fall Championship hosted by Kingwood High School. Even in perfect weather the short, narrow golf course proved top be a very difficult set up for the field. Ant hill greens caused golf balls to wonder off on approach shots and deemed short game shots to be precise. After a first round score of 314, the Mustangs had the lead going into the final round on Saturday. The final round began on a much better note than the first, with 2 boys finding themselves under par thru their first 5 holes. As the wind picked up the golf course showed its teeth again, but the mustangs held strong. They posted a team score of 309 and won the tournament by a comfortable margin. Spencer Gray found himself in a playoff for the 2nd place after rounds of 78-76, but fell just short after 4 holes of play. Walker Bergen finished in 4th, shooting rounds of 79-77. Will Overall finished just ahead of his teammate Preston Rouse in 7th place. Will shot rounds of 80-79 and Preston 77-83. Tyler Gardner rounded out the scores and finished in a tie for 11th with rounds of 88-77. Next up for the varsity squad is the Tiger Classic this coming weekend in College Station.
JV Boys Battled in Montgomery
The JV Boys traveled up to Montgomery to compete in the Bear Fall Golf Invitational at La Toretta Golf Club. The golf course played extremely difficult in some chilly weather, but the mustangs managed to get 3rd place with their 352 team total! The course set up proved a tough test and mental games proved strong for all 4 players. Freshman Erikson Pittman lead his team with a round of 81 and that was good enough to place 2nd individually. Senior Jonah Lou and Sophomore Hunter Lee posted round of 89 and Junior Will Rexrode shot 93.
Repeat in Galveston
5 boys traveled down to Galveston on Tuesday morning to compete in the Galveston Ball Varsity Classic. Moody Gardens Golf Course was in fantastic shape and with the wind picking up on the back nine it proved to be a tough test. Among those playing were 3 sophomores and 2 freshman. The team score of 311 was good enough for a 4-shot victory over Tompkins High School, making this the 2nd year in a row the mustangs have won this event. Christopher Robishaw lead the way and finished 2nd individually with a solid round of 75. Carson Kidd followed with a 78, Devin Dinsmore and Jerry Zhao shot 79, and Powell Jordan shot 86. The next two events are right around the corner in Montgomery and Kingwood! Keep it up Mustangs!
Varsity Boys take 7th at LT Shootout
The top 5 boys traveled up to Austin this past weekend to compete in the Lake Travis Shootout for the 2nd year in a row. This 54 hole event consisted of 36 holes on Friday and 18 holes on Saturday. The Jimmy Clay and Roy Kizer golf courses were hosts of the State Championships for many years and proved again to be fair tests for this talented field. The young Mustang squad was made up of 1 senior, Johnny Cooley and 4 sophomores, Spencer Gray, Walker Bergen, Will Brookby, and Preston Rouse. Spencer Gray lead his team in the morning round at Roy Kizer, shooting a 2-over par round of 73. Not far behind him was Preston's 74, Johnny and Will's 75, and Walker's 78 which was good enough to shoot a team round of 297. The afternoon round brought a more difficult golf course in Jimmy Clay, especially with the wind picking up. The Mustangs round of 294 put them in 7th place headed into the final round Saturday. Walker lead the team with a 1-under par round of 71 in the afternoon. The other scores were Johnny's 73, Will and Preston's 75, and Spencer's 77. The final round was played back at Roy Kizer where the team got comfortable and shot their best round of the event. Walker Bergen shot a 4-under 67 round filled with 6 birdies. Will Brookby's 72 started off shaky, but he managed to play his final 14 holes 2-under to card his best score of the event. Senior Johnny Cooley shot a solid round of 74, Preston Rouse finished up with a 76, and Spencer Gray shot a round of 79. The final round score of 289 was good enough for 7th place overall for the event out of 17 teams . The future looks very bright for this team with some young guys playing well this early in the year. Next up for the top 5 will be October 18-19 up at Kingwood's event.
Mustangs finish in 2nd & 4th in Navasota
10 Mustangs traveled up to Navasota to compete in the A&M Consolidated Kickoff Classic at Pecan Lakes Golf Club. The two teams were split into a freshman team and a upperclassmen team. The upperclassmen finished in the 2nd place and were led by seniors Alex Hay and Jonah Lou with rounds of 79 and 80. The freshman team finished in 4th and were lead by Erikson Pittman's even par round of 72. That round was good enough to earn the individual title! The golf course proved to be more difficult than last year's event with quicker greens and a lot more wind to deal with. The rest of the scores included William Hirtz 82, Michael O'Shell 84, Hunter Lee 85, Edward Li 85, Will Rexrode 86, Bo Neuhaus 89, and Paxton Ponce 92.