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April 8, 2014

DISTRICT 15-3A GOLF: MHS golfer Jump, BHS golfer Bragdon headed to regionals

LINDALE — When the pressure putts were on the line, Brownsboro senior Jared Bragdon did just enough to win the overall title at the District 15-3A golf tournament at Garden Valley Country Club.

Bragdon won the overall men’s title by two shots with a 151 total. He shot a 78 on Monday at Cedar Creek Country Club and followed up with a 73 on the final day of the tournament.

“I did the things I needed to do to put up a good score,” Bragdon said. “It felt good to come out with the win today with the pressure that was out there.”

Bragdon said the course conditions at Cedar Creek Country Club played a factor in his score.

“The course was real wet yesterday,” Bragdon said. “I felt like yesterday I did not do the things I needed to do to put up a good score.”

Bragdon will be joined at the regional meet at Tanglewood Golf Resorts in Pottsboro on April 14-15 by Mabank’s Corey Dyer.

“I played a lot better today. I was a lot more consistent and yesterday I was all over the place. 1I have to work on my consistency,” Bragdon said. “It is going to take something better this year that it did last year to get out of regionals.”

Dyer finished as the second medalist on Tuesday with a final round 91. He finished day one with a score of 89 to finish with a total score of 180.

In the team overall, The Canton A team won the overall title, while Van will be the other team representing District 15-3A at the regional tournament.

Athens finished the district tournament with a team score of 764.

The Hornets were led by Shane Renberg, who bounced back from a tough day one to put up a final round 89 at Garden Valley. Renberg shot 99 on the opening day at Cedar Creek.

Ries Dunavan was second for the Hornets on Tuesday with a final round score of 102. He shot 90 on day one of the tournament.

Ty Haggard had the biggest improvement on Tuesday with a final round of 104. He shot 138 on the first day of the tournament. Teammate Chris Stephans stayed consistent with a 218 total as he shot 109 on both days of the tournament.

Christopher Williams wrapped up the boys with a final round of 116 at Garden Valley.

For the Bears, Tucker Thomison shot a 102 in the finals, while Casey Stegall had the biggest improvement with a 125 in the finals. Zack McIntyre shot a 115 on Tuesday.

Mabank’s Jace Capehart carded a 99, while Mason Allen shot a 105, Hayden Burnett a 117 and Zane Koskelin a 128.

In girls action, the Lady Panthers won the overall team title with a 848 total score to advance to the regional tournament.

Jordan Jump led the way as the overall winner with a final total of 195. She shot a 104 on Monday and followed that up with a 91 in the finals on Tuesday.

Libby Thompson recorded the second best score with a 101 total, while Haley Browning shot a 112, Haley Mashburn carded a 129 and Tara McCord rounded out the Lady Panthers golfers with a 136.

For Athens, they rounded out the tournament with a third-place finish in the team standings. They recorded a 943 total and were led by Sam Smith with a 124 total score. Smith is headed to the regional tournament as a medalist as the second medalist.

Candace Clemmons finished second with a 114, while Brooke DeShazo was third with a 116. Emili Morrison carded a 121, while Allison Kalawe finished with a 125.

Shelby Sims rounded out the Athens golfers with a 133 in the final round. She was a medalist golfer for the Lady Hornets.

For Brownsboro, the Bearettes were led by Kassidy Grace with a 116, Hailey Morrison with a 121, Kali Pahlon with a 127, Madeine Loyless with a 135 and Patton Mitchell with a 152 total score.

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