The Raider varsity golf team opened their spring season on January 16-17 at TPC Los Colinas (home of the PGA event-Byron Nelson Invitational). The raiders placed seventh out of 24 teams by shooting rounds of 320-325 on a very long and difficult track. Senior Brayden Marnell was the raider low medalist posting rounds of 78-78. “I was very proud of the boys, it is so early in the year, we haven’t had the reps the metroplex kids have had and we were able to execute shots on a difficult golf course and eliminate the big number on holes, said Coach Fields
The JV Black and Silver raider golf teams got their season off to a good start at Palo Duro Creek in the unique match-play format.
Jacob Esposito, Austin MacKay and Breken Matlock all won their brackets in the point match-play bracket portion, also participating was Jace Lowery, Chandler Mayes Jaxon Goff, and Price Killham.
The silver team also competed in the stroke play portion of the event. Freshman Ethan Woodall shot rounds of 106-97 to finish second in the event.
Braxton Speers-111-94(career best)
“This is great experience for the kids to get to play competitive golf and good competition, with 6 seniors some of the younger kids are going to have to emerge to keep Raider Golf at a high level in the region,” said Coach Fields
The Varsity golf team competed in Lubbock at the Rawls Course (home of the regional tourney) against 5A state power Lubbock Cooper and 4A state qualifier Monahans in a different format of Modified Stableford Scoring System. The Raider lost to Cooper in the scoring part of the tourney to Cooper plus 19 to plus 3, but in the stroke play only lost by one shot 308-307(Monahans shot 335). “We really respect Cooper, they are probably the best team in our region and to get to play the regional site, this tourney is a win-win for us. Our district is very tough so if we are able to get out this will help us tremendously,” said Coach Fields
Alex Laubhan-77 (had a 415 yard drive on 17)
Connor Jolley 77