Northeast Tarrant

Trinity golf program under new senior leaders

Barry Fuller lost his top two golfers from last season, but the Euless Trinity coach likes what he's seeing from seniors Max Cummings and Tristen Jimenez.

“Max and Tristen have done a great job of replacing our top two graduating players from the previous year,” Fuller said. “Both have taken leadership positions through our team workouts, drills and practice by encouragement, by example and by competition.”

On the girls side, Julia Dezendorf and Rainey Greaner lead the team, and Fuller also likes the upcoming brother and sister combo of Alex and Victoria Vu.

The team competed in the Spring Breakout Tournament at Cleburne High School on March 6, in which Greaner led the team by placing first overall individually and helped the girls squad to a second-place finish.

Jimenez and Cummings led the boys team to a third-place finish.

“Both come to practice everyday prepared to work and do what it takes to improve. What I like best is how they encourage others to compete and practice by including them in competition during drills and practice rounds,” Fuller said.

“Tristen and Max also push their teammates when we're stuck inside due to bad weather. Both want to win and desire for their other teammates to do the same.”

The Trojans are looking forward to competing in the Trinity Invitational at Texas Star March 17-18 before focusing on the District 7-6A Championship March 23-24 at Trophy Club Country Club.

“I expect our teams to compete hard and be proud to represent our school throughout both tournaments,” Fuller said. “The District 7-6A tournament has some of the top ranked teams in all of Texas so we will have to be at our best. But no matter the outcome, I am still very proud of each player.”

Unlike the stereotype that brothers and sisters always fight, Fuller is most impressed by how the Vu siblings treat each other on the course and inside the classroom.

“They're two of my hardest working underclassmen, with great attitudes, who eagerly seek ways to improve,” he said. “As a parent, I am most impressed by how they treat each other.”

“As a teacher, Alex and Victoria are perfect examples of how you want your children treating other siblings and other people. There is no sibling rivalry involved between these two. They are great role models.”