Southlake Carroll boys in 2nd after first round of state golf tournament

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With the first day of competition at the UIL state golf tournament complete, a couple of area players and teams are positioned to make their moves in Tuesday’s final round.

The Southlake Carroll boys Black team is in second place in the Class 5A event with a score of 295, 11 strokes back of Austin Westlake, while Carroll Green is in fourth place with a total score of 302.

Coach Matt Glenn said he is confident his boys will be in top form Tuesday.

“I think we played really good for nine holes on both teams,” Glenn said. “The Black played poorly on the front nine and really played well on the back, and the Green played really well on the front nine and played poorly on the back. In this tournament, you have to have 36 good holes, but the overall performance — sitting in second and fourth — that’s very respectable.”

Justin Northwest’s Aaron Guanlao is tied for fifth place at 71, three stokes behind Westlake’s Matthew Perrine and Michael Perras of Deer Park.

On the girls side, Keller’s Claire Carlin shot 76 on the day, and coach Chris Ball said he was pleased with her performance.

“She played really well,” Ball said. “She got a couple of really bad breaks. The rhythm of the golf course was so slow that it was hard to get anything going.”

In other action, the Carroll girls shot 325 on the day while the Grapevine girls team shot 343.

Aledo girls near top

The Aledo girls team finished the first day with a 324 at University of Texas Golf Club, good enough for second place, six strokes back of Huntsville.

Cheyenne Knight was the low scorer for the Bearcats, shooting 74 and claiming the top individual spot. She’s two shots ahead of Huntsville’s Courtney Tibiletti.

Knight is a junior committed to Alabama. Aledo’s Quincy Ballard is tied for 10th at 81. She rallied with a 36 on the back nine.

Briefly

• Mansfield Legacy boys are sixth in 4A at 311, and Trophy Club Nelson is seventh at 314.

• Nelson’s Hayden Springer is tied for ninth place individually with a score of 74, and Legacy’s Kevin Childs is tied for 11th with a 75.

• Cleburne’s Garrett Reband was tied for 19th place with a 77, and coach Pat McHargue said the goal for Tuesday is to “catch and pass” as many players as possible.

“Today, it was a just a game of inches for him,” McHargue said Monday. “He opens the round by hitting it into the bunker. If it’s two yards to the right, he misses that bunker. If it’s two yards longer he misses that bunker … things were kind of up and down … but sometimes the breaks go with you and you shoot 68, and some days they go against you and you shoot 77.”

• Aledo’s Logan Lambert shot an 86 on Monday.

• In 4A girls action, the Trophy Club Nelson team shot a 339.

• Birdville’s Leah Hudson shot a 95 on Monday but was not distraught about her effort, saying it was a good learning experience.

“I just have to go out there and learn from my mistakes,” Hudson said. “An 84 on the second day of competition would be a good score for me, and that is what I’m shooting for.”

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