Golf - Girls
|Mary Elizabeth Potts||Fr.|
Welcome to girls golf at Westlake High! We’ve built a proud, winning tradition and are determined to keep the spirit alive. Some team stats include: 17 of 19 district championships since 1999, region champions 2008-2011 and 2018, multiple state team medals, three gold medalist winners—Ginny Brown(2005), Daphne Vines (2006), Sierra Sims (2011-12)—and the State 5A Team Championship in 2010, 2011, and most recently 2018(6A). Many Chap golfers receive golf scholarships from highly ranked college programs. Our current and past players have all contributed to the success and spirit of this program, and we expect the future to be bright because of our continued commitment to excellence.
Team golf is a competitive U.I.L. team sport, and as such, any player who makes the team, will be expected to practice and compete throughout the entire school year. We discourage participating in golf for the sole purpose of receiving p.e. credit. Prospective freshman golfers may enroll in the golf class after contacting the head coach to schedule a meeting and personal try-out to discuss golf experience, teaching pros, and previous school and/or summer tourney results.
Practices and Tournaments:
Westlake golfers—boys and girls—are a bit nomadic in their practice routines. We move around from various municipals like Lions and Clay/Kizer to some private clubs, especially if we have a group of golfers who are members at a particular club. (7th Period ends at 3:19 this year. Travel considerations, changing clothes, having clubs ready will all be part of getting to a course on time.) It is important to read team messages regarding practices and scheduled tournaments.
Parents/players are responsible for own transportation to practices. Many parents arrange carpools to help each other. The school takes care of transportation to out-of-town tournaments.
--Players should expect to practice 5-6 total hours/week with the team on Mondays and Wednesdays. We meet for morning conditioning at 6:55 Tuesday/Thursday. Serious players will put in many more hours on their own.
—The school provides funds for most practice rounds at local public courses as well as some range tokens. At least one day/week is open for a golfer’s lessons with her professional instructor. We have found this to be an integral part of the program’s and each player’s success. Varsity golfers tend to play 7-8 tournaments on school days between September and April. (District, Regionals, State can add up to seven more days.) JV golfers will play between 4-6 events.
Expenses and junior tour events:
—Eanes ISD will charge a $275.00 participation fee/player.
—We provide bags and balls. Parents provide team shirts, skorts/shorts, towels, shoes, clubs, and lessons. Parents may also purchase a personalized team bag for players.
—Junior golf: Committed golfers choose to play junior golf events across the state/nation throughout the year. Several Texas tours sponsor wonderful events in the Central Texas area. We expect our varsity golfers to compete in at least seven two-day summer tournaments; JV players should plan for at least five single day events then transition to more competitive fields over time. Golfers with WHS Girls Golf: The Proud Chaparrals! aspirations to play college must pursue national rankings by eventually qualifying and playing well on elite tours like the AJGA.
***Golf is a big investment, but well worth it! Thank you for your interest in Chap Golf!***
Congratulations to the Westlake High Girls Golf Team for winning the Texas 6A championship!
The team of Sadie Englemann, Madelyn Jones, Bentley Cotton, Jackie Feldman, and Elena Castanon with alternate Lauren May took a Day 1 lead of four strokes over Houston Memorial by posting a +2 score of 290. The Chaps finished strong by going five under par on their last four holes.
Day 2 saw the Chaps widen their lead over the field, shooting a 299 for a two-day total of 589 to take the team gold medal by 15 strokes. Sadie Englemann (70-71/T-4) and Bentley Cotton (71-73/9th) led the way in scoring for the Chaps. Both sophomore golfers earned Top 10 All-State First Team honors. Junior Madelyn Jones (74-77/T-19) earned All-State 2nd Team honors. while freshman Jackie Feldman (75-80) and senior Elena Castanon (79-78) also contributed key scores to the winning margin.