HUNTSVILLE – Last year Chase Allison was all alone on his journey to the state tournament. This year he’ll be joined by some friends.
Allison and the Robinson boys’ golf team claimed their spot in the UIL state golf tournament by finishing in second place at the Region III-4A tournament that completed Thursday at Ravens Nest Golf Club.
An Abilene Christian signee, Allison carded rounds of 77 and 74 for a 9-over total of 151, good enough for second place overall behind Madisonville junior Sam Bennett (74-70-144).
Two other Robinson golfers finished in the top 10 – as Chase’s younger brother Cade Allison had rounds of 88 and 72 for a 160, tying for seventh, while senior Colton McCoy placed ninth at 82-79-161.
Robinson came into Thursday’s final round in second place, but ended up as the champion by 20 strokes over second-place Madisonville. The Rockets shot 333 in the first round, then improved to 303 in the second. Other scorers for Robinson were Shane Ellis (88-78-166) and Bailey Kirk (86-81-167).
Gatesville’s boys finished fourth, missing a state berth by just eight total strokes. However, Gatesville senior Canyon Carothers earned his way into the state field as a medalist, finishing fourth with rounds of 77 and 79 for a 156 total.
Lorena’s Corbin Conradt, an individual regional qualifier, ended up tied for 12th with scores of 85-79-164.
The 4A boys’ state golf tournament will be held May 22-23 at Apple Rock Golf Course at Horseshoe Bay in Marble Falls.
Seibert returns to state
EULESS – Midway senior Daniel Seibert will return to the UIL state tournament, qualifying as a medalist at the Region I-6A golf tournament at the Texas Star Golf Course.
Seibert opened with a terrific round of 69 in Wednesday’s opening round, then followed with a 75 for a 144 total. Seibert is a three-time district champion and returns to state for the first time since 2015.
As a team, Midway finished fifth, just 10 strokes out of third and the final state qualifying spot. Flower Mound Marcus and Plano West tied for first with a score of 589, Southlake was third at 593, Mansfield Black finished fourth at 601 and Midway came in at 17-over 603.
Earlier in the week, Midway finished seventh at the Region I-6A girls tournament at Rolling Hills in Arlington, shooting rounds of 352 and 366 for a 718 total. Allen (614) and Southlake Carroll (641) took the top two spots in the team standings.
Sarah Chung fired rounds of 79 and 86 for a 165 total to lead Midway, tying for 21st place overall.
Crawford Lady Pirates punch ticket
CORSICANA – The Crawford Lady Pirates procured their invitation to the UIL state golf tournament.
Crawford finished second in the girls’ team race at the Region III-2A tournament on Thursday at Corsicana Country Club. The Lady Pirates shot 433 in the first round and improved their score to 418 in the second, finishing with a total of 851.
Meanwhile, Crawford’s Hannah Williams finished third overall in the individual race, carding rounds of 90 and 88 for a 178 total.
Methodist Home finishes second
In their first year of competition, the Methodist Home girls golf team finished second at the TCAF State Golf Championships at Woodbridge Golf Club in Wylie.
The Lady Bulldogs, who won district earlier in the season, took second at state behind only defending champion Westlake Academy. Their team of Emily Cabrera, Marisa Edmonson and Dina Girma combined to shoot 703 over the two-day event.
Cameron Yoe girls qualify again
BRENHAM – If anyone knows their way to state, it’s the Cameron Yoe girls golf team.
The Lady Yoe qualified for the UIL state tourney for the seventh straight year, claiming second place at the Region III-3A tournament at Brenham Country Club. Cameron shot a two-day total of 746, behind only its nearby rival Rockdale, which shot 736.
McGregor’s girls just missed making the state tournament, taking fourth in the team race. Teague was sixth and Whitney was eighth.
However, McGregor’s Paige Gilstrap is state tournament-bound, as she won the regional title with rounds of 81 and 82 for a 163 total, one stroke better than Rockdale’s Lyndy Laurrell.
Cameron Yoe was led by Alexis Magre, who shot 85-85-170.
The Class 3A girls state tournament will be May 15-16 at Grey Rock Golf Course in Austin.
On the boys’ side, Cameron Yoe also finished second to Rockdale to qualify for state, while Bruceville-Eddy’s Preston McGinty punched his ticket as a medalist. The 3A boys tournament is May 22-23, also at Grey Rock.
Schulman making history for Waco High
SEALY – Caroline Schulman made history for the Waco High girls golf team this year.
Schulman, Waco High’s first regional qualifier in as long as any of the school’s coaches could remember, finished tied for 34th at the Region III-5A tournament at River Ridge Golf Course. Schulman shot rounds of 101 and 94. She was the top individual medalist not on a qualifying team at the district golf tournament.
Waco High coach Sara Mabile called Schulman’s season “extra special and ground breaking” for the program.
Hamilton girls headed back to state
FERRIS – Perennial power Hamilton is going back to the UIL state girls golf tournament.
The Lady Bulldogs won the Region II-2A title at the Old Brickyard Golf Course, led by three top-10 finishes – Kameron McKandless (fourth), Paige DeJong (fifth) and Julia Whitt (sixth).