• FHS' Allison James is tied for seventh place after Day 1 of the UIL Class 4A Golf State Tournament, set for today and tomorrow, at Slick Rock Golf Course in Horseshoe Bay. — Standard-Radio Post/Joshua McKinney
  • Estella McMurrey, shown chipping a shot onto the No. 9 hole’s green, finished the day with a round of 89. — Standard-Radio Post/Joshua McKinney
  • FHS senior Delaney Whitworth carded a 94 during the first day of the UIL Class 4A Golf State Tournament. — Standard-Radio Post/Joshua McKinney
  • Gracie Grona, an FHS sophomore, shot a 96 in the state golf tournament. — Standard-Radio Post/Joshua McKinney
  • Senior A’Hisha Rodriguez finished the first round with a score of 100 strokes. — Standard-Radio Post/Joshua McKinney

Billies golfers still in hunt to win state medals

James tied for seventh, team tied in fifth after Day 1 of state tournament

Fredericksburg High School girls’ golf is still in the fight for a top 3 finish at the UIL Class 4A Golf State Tournament.

The Billies finished the first round of the state tournament, held Monday at Slick Rock Golf Course in Horseshoe Bay, tied for fifth place and 16 strokes behind third place Frisco Lebanon Trail.

“Not the first day that we were hoping, but we are still not out of it,” coach Tim Kaman said. “We can catch (the third-place score), but we need to have a solid day tomorrow. The key today was that we did not stay away from the big numbers. The double and triple bogeys hurt us a little today, but if we can cut those out of tomorrow’s rounds, we will be right there.”

Allison James leads FHS’ team with a score of 79, leaving her tied for seventh place heading into the second round on Tuesday.

The sophomore trails third place by six strokes.

Estella McMurrey (89 strokes), Delaney Whitworth (94), Gracie Grona (96) and A’Hisha Rodriguez (100) helped FHS remain in the hunt for bronze.

“I think those two weeks between us playing (since regionals) got us out of rhythm a little,” Kaman said. “We need all girls to shoot in the 80s tomorrow if we want to have a legit shot at earning a medal. We can do it. We have done it before. We just have to put one more day together.”

Andrews, which chases its seventh straight state title, leads with a team score of 317. Abilene Wylie trails Andrews by 21 strokes.

Bohyun Park of Carrollton Ranchview scored a low round of 67 to earn the lead after the first round.

Maddi Olson, the defending 4A champ from Abilene Wylie, finished the day with a 72, and Rachel Huffman of Andrews trails her by a single stroke.

 

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