Lady Tigers bag bronze again

Lyndy Laurrell claims third medalist prize
BY BILL MARTIN
Reporter Sports Editor


Senior Annie Hasselbach blasts out of the sandtrap at No. 18 at Grey Rock. 
Reporter/Bill Martin Senior Annie Hasselbach blasts out of the sandtrap at No. 18 at Grey Rock. Reporter/Bill Martin AUSTIN—The Rockdale Lady Tiger golf team has become the model of consistency.

The Lady Tigers sacked up another bronze medal Tuesday at the Class 3A UIL State Golf Tournament at Grey Rock Golf Club.

Lyndy Laurrell was not able to defend her Class 3A medalist championship, but claimed the third medalist honors after winning in a playoff.

“Couldn’t be more proud of a group of girls,” said Rockdale Coach Chris Joslin. “They put themselves in a good position after day one and stayed there throughout day two Even when it was getting tough on the back nine they fought and competed.

““The best traits this team has is closeness among each other, competitiveness, and every girl contributed all year long.”

Overcast skies and a brutal crossing wind played havoc on the golfers out on the course after a perfectly sunny day on Monday and most scores ballooned Tuesday.


Lyndy Laurrell burned up the Grey Rock course Monday with a tournament low 74. 
Reporter/Bill Martin Lyndy Laurrell burned up the Grey Rock course Monday with a tournament low 74. Reporter/Bill Martin In their third straight state tournament appearance after a district and regional championship, the Lady Tigers found themselves in third place after one round and were able to hold their position despite adding 18 strokes to their scorecard.

They finished three strokes ahead of Comfort.

Sonora lapped the field and was able to take home its third straight title, finishing ahead of second place Callisburg by 26 shots.

Senior Annie Hasselbach followed Laurrell with a 92-95-187 in her final appearance as a Lady Tiger.

Sophomore Eve King was next at 95-104—199, followed by Gracey Burns’ 111-112—223 and junior newcomer Trinady Joslin, who showed the most improvement between rounds, with a 118-105— 223.

Loren Nevers of Comfort grabbed up medalist honors with a steady 78-78— 156 and two strokes ahead of McGregor’s Paige Gilstrap’s 81-77—158. Gilstrap was the region III medalist.

Laurrell burned up the 6,855-yard course with a tournament-low 74 Monday, but had an 86 on Tuesday, forcing a playoff for third with Morgan Molsbee of Alpine, both with 160 scores.

Laurrell carded a 47 on the front nine but recovered with a 39 on the back side.

After Molsbee hit into the water on the No. 18 playoff hole, Laurrell parred the 386-yard par 4 to take third.

Laurrell penciled in a 165 in her winning effort in 2016.

“My front nine was rough, but just staying calm and being in this situation last year helped me,” Laurrell said. “I’m working to get more consistent. Today wasn’t such a great round. But once I get more consistent, things will start falling into place a bit better.

“I’m super proud. Everybody has just been doing so great. We’ve all worked really hard.”

Led by Alexis Magre’s 183, Cameron placed fifth after with a 775 after slicing 15 shots off its first day score.


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