Garden City girls 3rd at regional tournament

ABILENE โ€” The Garden City High School girls' golf team is in the hunt for a spot in the state high school tournament, but it has some catching up to do.The Lady Bearkats shot a team total 382, good enough for third place, during first-day action at the Region II-1A golf tournament Monday. That score leaves Garden City 18 strokes behind Robert Lee.The top two teams at the regional level qualify for the University Interscholastic League state high school tournament, scheduled for May in Austin.Britni Cook fired an 87 to lead the Garden City girls, followed by Katelyn Hoelscher with an 88, Ashley Halfmann with a 99 and Rachel Hirt and Katy Multer, who shot 108 and 118, respectively.The Garden City boys' squad shot a team total 344 to end the first day of the tournament in seventh place. Hayden Halfmann and Austin Hoelscher posted identical scores of 80, while Brian Hirt fired an 82, Colton Belew posted a 102 and Corbin Davis scored 115.The Region II-1A tournament concludes today at the Shady Oaks Golf Course in Baird.Guinn ends 1stday with an 89LUBBOCK โ€” Big Spring High School's Kelsie Guinn shot an 89 during first-day action at the Region I-3A girls' golf tournament Monday.Guinn's total puts her 13 strokes behind first-day leader Sarah Moore of Burkburnett in medalist competition at the tournament.In team play, Andrews, Snyder and Burkburnett are in a tight race for the two state tournament spots. Andrews is currently first after shooting 328, while Snyder is two strokes back at 330 and Burkburnett is third with a 332.The girls' tournament concludes today at Meadowbrook Golf Course in Lubbock.Stanton golferscompete at regionalODESSA โ€” Stanton High School's Eric Garza is eight strokes back of the leader after first-day medalist play at the Region I-2A golf tournament Monday.Garza posted a score of 78, which puts him eight shots back of leader Logan Dert of Bangs.Wall currently leads the team standings with a total score of 302, followed by Jim Ned at 319 and Spearman and Sonora, which are tied for third at 324.In girls' competition, Stanton's Kendra Graham shot a first-day 85 and is eight strokes behind Elizabeth Chavarria of Sonora in the individual standings.Sonora leads the team competition with a total of 354, followed by Jim Ned (355) and Kermit (359).