Lady Flyers tied for lead at state tournament
The St. Joseph girls golf team stands tied for first at the TAPPS state golf tournament after the first day at Clear Creek Golf Course in Fort Hood.
The Lady Flyers, who are tied with Midland Christian at 381 after the first day. Sophomore Maddy Buhler led the way for the Lady Flyers, with an 85 on the day. Kaitlyn Cantu followed her with a 95, Tori Mutuc-Parker shot a 96, Bethany Hickner had a 105 and Kimberly Chavarria shot a 110.
"The girls stand a real good chance, they encountered some bad luck coming in on the 18th hole, but now they've played it a few times and should be ready to do quite a bit better," said Flyers coach Jack Lee.
The boys golf team didn't fair too well, finishing in eighth place at 367, back 51 shots from first place.
Eric Still paced the Flyers on the first day with an opening round 82, followed by Kerry Culberson with an 86. Aaron Tschoepe shot a 95, Thomas Scharr had a 104 and Luke Lau shot a 105. District rival Corpus Christi Incarnate Word Academy was in third place with a 325, nine shots behind the leading team.
Play resumes for the boys at 8 a.m. today at Clear Creek. The girls tee off at 8:45 a.m.
TAPPS State Golf Tournament
Girls, team: Midland Christian 381 (T1); St. Joseph 381 (T1); Incarnate Word 381 (3).
Boys, team: Incarnate Word 325 (3); St. Joseph (8)
St. Joseph, girls individual: Maddy Buhler 85; Kaitlyn Cantu 95; Tori Mutuc-Parker 96; Bethany Hickner 105; Kimberly Chavarria 110.
St. Joseph, boys individual: Eric Still 82; Kerry Culberson 86; Aaron Tschoepe 95; Thomas Scharr 104; Luke Lau 105.