Lady Bearkats take top honors at Coahoma Invitational

All together now.The Garden City girls golf team took top team honors at Wednesday's Coahoma High School Invitational, held at Comanche Trail Golf course in Big Spring.GCHS had four girls shoot within eight strokes of each other — Britni Cook led the way with a score of 90, followed by Katelyn Hoelscher with 91, Ashley Halfmann with 92 and Rachel Hirt with a 98 — and this “Xerox” approach was more than good enough to give the Lady Bearkats the tourney title.Garden City shot a team total of 371, six strokes better than runner-up Kermit. Idalou was third with a 405 score, Denver City (446) was fourth and Slaton (453) and Lubbock Roosevelt (478) rounded out the girls' field.“Britni usually plays better … but a big key for us was we had some other girls lower their scores,” GCHS Coach Koby Abney said. “They had lower scores than usual, so that balanced everything out.”Garden City almost pulled off a double team victory, but the boys' squad narrowly lost to Denver City, which took team honors with a 327 score, one stroke better than the Bearkats.Leading the way individually for Garden City was Hayden Halfman, who finished third in the medalist standings with a 76. He was followed by teammates Brian Hirt with a 79, Austin Hoelscher (83), Colton Belew (90) and Corbin Davis (97).“I thought the boys played extremely well,” Abney said. “This is by far the toughest tournament we'll play in all year, with all the Class 2A teams in the field.”Colorado City finished third in the boys' standings with a team total of 337, followed by Stanton with a 340 and Kermit at 345.Coahoma A finished in 10th place in team standings, while Forsan was 11th.For Coahoma A, Adrian Grant led the way with an 88, while Reagan Reid shot 91, Kaleb McAdams 95, Alex Hill 104 and Morgan Luce 101.Forsan's individual scores included a 93 from Covan Davidson, followed by Mikael Pappajohn with a 97, John Breyman with 100, Tyler Evans at 108 and Brady Mikeska at 123.“It was almost a district preview for us,” Coahoma Coach Kim Nichols said. “Every team in our district was there except Post … We played better than we have been, but we're young.”Coahoma and Forsan both return to action Monday when the teams return to Comanche Trail Golf Course for the first round of the District 3-2A tournament.Garden City's squads return to action Monday when they host the first leg of the District 10-1A tournament at Big Spring Country Club.