Coach has high hopes for Grapevine golf teams

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As the Grapevine golf teams get set to start the 2013 fall season, coach Bryan Humphreys said he is optimistic about both the boys and girls teams’ chances to go a long way.

The boys team won a district championship in the spring of 2012, and the girls may have one of the strongest programs Humphreys has ever coached at Grapevine.

“The teams have looked pretty good,” Humphreys said. “We have everybody coming back on the girls side. With the boys, we only lost one senior, so we should be pretty good teams.”

Humphreys said he has a number of players he expects to have big seasons for the Mustangs.

“On the girls side, it’s going to be Kyle Corey, she’s our number one, and she was ranked in the top 30 in 5A last season and was also our district champion,” Humphreys said. “She’ll be a junior. Cokie Glaser is our number two, and then Amy Cox is our number three. Those three are pretty much going to lead us. We may have a chance of making the state tournament this year.

“On the boys side, we’ll be led by Jesse Bratz. This summer, Jesse played extremely well and finished as the top player on the Texas Junior Golf Tour. Along with Kyle Heenan, those guys should be our leaders for the boys.”

Humphreys said he has a number of objectives for his teams for the fall season.

“We will be doing a lot of traveling this fall,” Humphreys said. “Obviously, we want to get off to a good start and give us a good feel for the spring. The boys will be defending their district title in the spring, and I think they finished sixth or seventh at regionals last year.

“The girls, they know this is probably the best opportunity for them to not only win a district title, but also maybe get out of Lubbock and make it to Austin.”

The girls team will be competing at Brackenridge from Oct. 3-5, while the boys are headed to Onion Creek on Oct. 6-7, and Humphreys said he expects tough competition for his players.

“Onion Creek is the state championship course, and we were invited,” Humphreys said. “The top 18 teams they think might be there in 5A were invited to the tournament. That’s a good thing for us and good for the kids. The girls will be going there in the spring.

“Brackenridge is a 54-hole tournament, and it is one of the top tournaments in the state. There are going to be so many good teams down there. That will give us a good idea of what we need to work on for the rest of the year.”

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