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Chaps Take 2nd in STATE!

posted May 17, 2017, 7:52 AM by Whs Web


Congratulations to our Chaps girls golf team of Randi Romack, Jordan Shackelford, Madelyn Jones, Bentley Cotton, and Sadie Englemann for their State Runner-Up finish in the hard-fought championship at Sun City's Legacy Hills course!  Our talented qualifying medalist Elena Castanon also played exceptional golf. (See link for final scoring.)

Fairly early in round one, three teams emerged as the potential state champions:  Allen, Lake Travis, and Westlake.  Allen's Ellie Szyerck's new record o 65 lead the scoring, with a strong team effort by LT and the Chaps keeping things close.  A late birdie-eagle barrage by LT gave them the Day 1 lead by 7 over Allen and 9 over the Chaps.   Senior Randi Romack's 70 (-2) and freshman Bentley Cotton's even-par 72 set the pace for the fighting Chaps.

The Chaps closed the gap early in Round 2 and moved into 2nd by two strokes with early birdies from Romack, Englemann, and Jones but LT responded to claim their 3rd straight state title. The Chaps and Allen Eagles dueled down the stretch for the silver medal, with both teams trading positions multiple times.  When the dust finally cleared, the Chaps, led by closing birdies from Romack (17 & 18), Englemann, and Cotton (18), had edged Allen by 8.

Romack's strong finish moved her into 3rd place in the individual standings with a score of -3, earning her the bronze medal and All-State 1st Team honors.  Bentley Cotton (72-75) also finished in the Top 10 for All-State 1st Team honors.  Sadie Englemann's closing -2(70)  for T-11th earned All State 2nd Team honors.  


Go Chaps!
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