Tiger golfers lead district after first round

Blue aiming for second links crown in past three years

Kirk Williams chipped in a 76 at Pecan Lakes in Navasota to vault the Rockdale Blue team into first place in the first round of the 24-3A tournament. Reporter/Bill Martin Kirk Williams chipped in a 76 at Pecan Lakes in Navasota to vault the Rockdale Blue team into first place in the first round of the 24-3A tournament. Reporter/Bill Martin NAVASOTA—This time, the Rockdale golfers hope their grip on first place is as tight as the grip on their clubs.

The Tigers positioned t wo separate teams to possibily move on to regionals at the 6,922 yard, par-72 water hazzard filled Pecan Lakes Golf Club Monday during the first round of the District 24- 3A tournament.

The Blue team charged to first place after one round with a nine-stroke lead over defending district champion Caldwell, 325-336.

The Tiger White team was third after carding a 341 and they are 42 strokes ahead of fourth place Navasota.

The second round of district w ill be played at Black hawk Country Club in Pflugerville on Monday, April 12.

The Tigers led by five strokes after the first round last year, but slipped in the second round after adding 13 strokes and had to settle for second to a hard charging Caldwell team

Waylon Boyd blistered the Rockdale Country Club course with a 76 to earn runner-up medalist honors at the Rockdale Invitational Reporter/ Bill Martin Waylon Boyd blistered the Rockdale Country Club course with a 76 to earn runner-up medalist honors at the Rockdale Invitational Reporter/ Bill Martin Sophomore K irk Williams shaved 14 strokes off his first round score from 2009 and fired in a 4-over par 76 to lead the Tiger Blue team.

He was followed by Lance Loewe (81), Patrick David (83), Grant Galbreath (85) and Waylon Boyd (88).

Loewe is the two-time runnerup district medalist.

Junior Casey Burrough and Garrett Korenek paced the Tiger White team by shooting a pair of 82s.

Tyler Wright bagged an 84, Justin Elliott 93 and Braden Byrd 100.

On the girls side, Rockdale found itself in fourth place after one day, trailing first place Cameron by 132 strokes (371 to 509).

Senior Annie Wilde—a regional qualifier in 2009—cracked 100 with a 99, followed by McKenzie Starr (129), Emily Gerlock (132), Melinda Perez (133), Caroline Wilde (142) and Kaley Dodd (142).

Rockdale Invitational

At the second annual Rockdale Invitational, the Tigers pulled off a repeat, finishing first and second for the second straight year.

Behind Boyd’s sizzling 76, the Tiger Blue team surged ahead of their teammates to capture the crown by 37 shots (318 to 355).

Boyd was the runner-up medalist behind Mexia’s Kreig Ingram who penciled in a 72. Mexia was third in the team standings with a 381.

Williams shadowed Boyd with an 80, while Loewe and David carded 81s and Galbreath shot a 92.

For the second place Tiger White team, Wright topped the leaderboard with an 84, while Burrough turned in an 85, Byrd 92, Korenek 94 and Elliott 103.

Wilde shot a 101 which was good enough for third place medalist for the girls. Wilde was followed by Gerlock at 126, Dodd 140, Wilde 133 and Starr 145.
THE LEADERBOARD
1st round Team Totals
Rockdale (Blue) 325
Caldwell 336
Rockdale (White) 341
Navasota 383
Cameron #1 417
Taylor 433
Cameron # 2 496
Individual Rockdale Boys
Kirk Williams 76
Lance Loewe 81
Casey Burrough 82
Garrett Korenek 82


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