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Andrews boys recover to earn spot in state golf tournament

Posted: April 21, 2011 - 11:59pm

To hear Jeff Joyce tell it, the Andrews boys golf team had already made reservations for the state tournament in their minds — before this week. The round they played Wednesday jolted them back to reality.

The Mustangs, not happy with posting a 324 on the first day of the Region I-3A tournament at Meadowbrook, rebounded to shoot 315 on Thursday and finish one shot behind champion Perryton. Those two will represent the region May 12-13 at the state tournament in Austin.

“This is actually, I think, the worst tournament we’ve had, the worst playing as a team,” said Joyce, who shot a 2-over 74 in the final round and placed third individually. “We’ve been playing so good that we’ve just been thinking, state, state, state. Then after yesterday, we were kind of like, ‘We need to get past regionals.’”

Seven teams were within nine shots of the lead after the first round, and the tournament ended with the top five teams in a six-stroke range. Borger finished three shots behind the winner and came up empty as a team, though the Bulldogs’ Will Paulsell won a playoff to be a solo qualifier to state. Abilene Wylie and Levelland wound up four and six strokes behind the winner.

Zane Stafford led Levelland for the second day in a row, backing his first-round 78 with a 77. Stafford was the only Lobos player to break 80 in the first round, but sophomore Brecken Bain and senior Britt Brashear boosted Levelland’s bid in the final round by shooting 76 and 79, respectively.

“It’s tough, naturally,” Levelland coach Royce Blackshear said. “They had really high expectations. We went out and shot a better round today.

“To be five strokes out of second and six out of first, that’s a lot of quality teams. This region probably could maybe take three teams and place in Austin. ... We’re disappointed, but we’re proud of what the kids accomplished. They went out and shot well, so we’ll take that and hold our heads high.”

Andrews is a three-time state champion in boys golf, though it’s been 12 years since the Mustangs have been to Austin. That streak will come to an end three weeks from now when they play the Roy Kizer Golf Course as part of the state’s final eight.

“We knew we had to play pretty solid today, because so many teams were packed in there right around second or third,” Joyce said. “The way we started off, it was nerve-wracking. Our second-best player (Hunter Montgomery) was 5 over after six (holes). Then everybody kind of clicked at the same moment and we all turned it around.”

 

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REGION I-3A BOYS TOURNAMENT

at Meadowbrook Golf Course

Canyon Course

Thursday’s Final-Round Results

Team standings: 1. Perryton, 328-310—638; 2. Andrews, 324-315—639; 3. Borger, 319-322—641; 4. Abilene Wylie, 327-315—642; 5. Levelland, 326-318—644; 6. Glen Rose, 325-338—651; 7. Big Spring, 327-326—653; 8. Graham, 333-322—655; 9. Mineral Wells, 331-334—665; 10. Fort Stockton, 343-329—672; 11. Bridgeport, 340-338—678; 12. Cooper, 360-330—690; 13. Pecos, 355-342—697; 14. Frisco Centennial, 354-350—704; 15. Iowa Park, 376-358—734; 16. Clint, 436-414—850.

Medalist: 1. Hunter Wade, Perryton, 71-73—144; 2. Ryan Mercer, Sweetwater, 72-75—147 (state qualifier); 3. Jeff Joyce, Andrews, 76-74—150; 4. (tie) Will Paulsell, Borger, 78-73—151 (won playoff to be state qualifier); Blake Brorman, Big Spring, 74-77—151; 6. (tie) Austin Jordan, Glen Rose, 77-75—152; Taylor Grant, Abilene Wylie, 78-74—152; 8. Andrew Lewis, Graham, 78-76—154; 9. Zane Stafford, Levelland, 78-77—155; 10. Brecken Bain, Levelland, 80-76—156.

Other Andrews participants: Hunter Montgomery, 84-78—162; G.K. Morrison, 79-83—162; Josh Baltzell, 86-80—166; Chance Woods, 85-86—171.

Other Levelland participants: Britt Brashear, 83-79—162; Heath Kiser, 85-86—171; Cade Castro, 90-86—176.

Cooper: Mason Couch, 86-80—166; Trey Teter, 86-75—161; Cooper Cunningham, 96-96—192; Matt Hillstrom, 95-87—182; Blake Black, 93-88—181.

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