The Eagles and Lady Eagles participated in a number of tournaments over the past week to prepare for the district tournament on April 9.
The Lady Eagles teed off at the Edna Country Club on March 22 but rain delays stopped the tournament after nine holes.
After a stormy night, the tournament remained on schedule with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. After playing two holes, a lightening delay was called and the girls had to wait an hour and a half to resume play.
The Edna coach called the tournament at 2 p.m. and the first nine holes determined the winners. Kasie Fierova posted a 43, which tied her for second place and after winning a sudden death playoff on hole number one, she remained the second place medalist. Pauline Irving shot a 57 and Brittney Lopez, 62.
“I am glad I had the opportunity to accompany the Lady Eagles to their tournament in Edna,” said Wade Miller, WISD new athletic director. “It was enjoyable to get the chance to meet the golfers and see them play. Because of the lightening delay, I had the chance to visit with them and they are great kids!”
Both the Eagles and Lady Eagles competed in a practice tournament with Kenedy and Port Aransas on April 2, at the Alice Municipal Golf Course in Alice. No medals were awarded at this practice tournament.
Tyler Blaschke had the third best score with an 81. Justin Fierova posted a 91, Cris Payne 103, Justin Watson 102, Corey Martin 103, Dillon Koehler, 129 and Steven Arnold, 122.
“We have been putting in a lot of good practice hours lately and if we continue, we have a good chance of making it to regional,” Tyler Blaschke, junior, said. “And, if we practice even harder, we could be state bound!”
Kasey Fierova was the top scoring girl at the tournament with an 84, Brittney Lopez had a 117 and Pauline Irving 122.
“I think it was very beneficial for the golfers to get the opportunity to play this course before the district tournament,” said Carolyn Baker, golf coach. “The players now have a better idea of what they need to focus on at practice this week. I saw improvements in both teams and I feel confident that with another good week of practice, we will do very well at the district tournament.”
The district tourney for the Eagles is set for April 9, at the Alice Municipal Golf Course with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.