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BSHS golfers increase lead at District 5-3A tournament

April 7, 2011

Big Spring’s Blake Brorman eyes his putt on the ninth green at Big Spring Country Club during the second round of the District 5-3A golf tournament Wednesday. (HERALD photo/Steve Reagan)

The Big Spring High School boys' golf team took full advantage of their home-course advantage to pad their lead in the District 5-3A golf tournament.

The Steers fired a team total 304 to boost their lead over second-place Abilene Wylie to 21 strokes after second-round play at Big Spring Country Club Wednesday afternoon.

Big Spring's Blake Brorman defied windy conditions to fire a 1-under 71 to lead the Steers and maintain his lead in individual medalist play. Fellow senior Andrew Fillingim shot a 73, followed by Ryan Pollard with a 79, Tate Kennedy at 82 and Devin Roberson with an 86.

The Steers have a two-round total score of 612, followed by Wylie at 633, Sweetwater at 639 and Snyder at 642.

The team entered play Wednesday holding a 10-stroke lead over Wylie.
“We wanted to be close last week, and we did even better than that,” BSHS Coach Chris Joslin said. “(Wednesday's result) was what we wanted to do.”

In medalist play, Brorman leads with a two-round total of 138, nine strokes better than Fillinghim, who is tied for second place with Taylor Grant of Abilene Wylie.

Joslin credited the leadership of Brorman and Fillingim as being a major reason for the team's success.

“One of the big reasons this team has come together and played so well is because of those two seniors,” Joslin said. “Their leadership has been fantastic.“

Big Spring's B team is in ninth place after shooting a 377 Wednesday. Jason Guevara fired an 84, followed by Nolan Beal with an 89, Matt Davila with a 101, Stormy Emery with a 103 and Tyler Hester at 106. The group has a two-round total of 759.

In girls' play Tuesday in Abilene, freshman Kelsie Guinn shot an 88 and senior Gabrie Gallier added a 101 in individual competition. Guinn's two-round total of 182 has her in eighth place in medalist competition, while Gallier is 22nd with an aggregate of 206.

“They've worked really hard,” Joslin said. “There's more than 50 girls competing in this district, and those two are in the top third. I'm very proud of both of them.”

While Joslin is concentrating on the golf program's present, he's also keeping an eye on its future.

Big Spring Junior High School golfers have been participating in an informal four-school competition the past two weeks. After two rounds of nine-hole play, Tyler Bryan leads the tournament with a total score of 70.

Other BSJH boys in the program include Eric Rodriguez, Sam Harris, Brycen Kiker, Jordan Myers and Kyler Mahaney. The girls' team is composed of Brianna Cobos, Shaylee Griffin, Sydni Oliva, Mariah McIntosh, Mia Oliva, Emily McKinley, Mykal Mahaney, Caycee Arrequin and Rylee Whitaker.

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