Sept 14-15, 2018 Heart of Texas Championship at Squaw Valley
The Highlanders looked to kick off the 2018-2019 season with a bang. Having to replace the loss of 3 seniors to graduation, several Highlanders will be asked to step up all year. The Heart of Texas Championship was played at The Squaw Valley Link and Lake courses. The players were playing 36 holes on Friday and 18 holes on Saturday. Both the Link and Lake courses were set to Collegiate Yardages for the event.
The Girls played well, played hard all day and battled thru fatigue both days. The team's 3rd place finish was a solid start to the season. In state rival Southlake Carrol (915) and 5A State Champion Grapevine (917) were the only teams able to better the Highlander 3 round total of 923.
Leading the way for the Highlanders was Senior Karina Benavides who fired an opening round 2 under par 70 enrout to a 5th place finish with a 3 round total of 218. Sophmore Avery Blake added rounds of 76-77-76 for a 3 round total of 229 and a 17th place finish. Seniors Ava Bruner (234 - T25th) and Cheyenne Sowda (242 - T38th) played very steady all week and added to the Highlander effort. Junior Katie Green experienced her 1st A-team event and placed in the top half of the field.
Sept 21-22, 2018 Oak Ridge Girls Varisty Fall Classic @ Gleannloch Pines
The Highlanders 2nd and 3rd teams played in the rain shorted Oak Ridge Varsity Girls event Friday. The event was played at a longer distance than most of the field was prepared for and it showed in the results.
Myra MacLean and Juliana Capacho led the B team with scores of 91, while Holly Paterson added 91 to the C teams efforts.
The 2nd day of competition was rained out denying the girls the opportunity to improve on their day 1 scores.
Oct. 2, 2018 Conroe HS Girls Invitational
The Highlanders 3rd teams played in the Conroe High School Girls Golf Invitational at Westfork Golf Club. The girls tested their skill against a very wet and soggy golf course.
The Highlanders C Team claimed the 1st place trophy as a group of 5 sophmores battled away against a large field of upperclassmen.
Allison Smith earned a 3rd place individual medal as well as low team honors with a solid 82. Anistyn Smart helped the team with an additional 87. Ashley Gibson's steady play added 89. While Holly Paterson added 91.
Oct. 9, 2018 Montgomery HS Girls
The Highlanders JV Team played in the Montgomery High School Girls Golf Invitational at April Sound Country Club. The girls once again were tested against a very wet and soggy golf course.
4 of the 5 Highlanders were experiencing their first ever high school team event. The goal today was to play hard, focus on each shot, and not worry about the score or letting teammates down.
In the End, Freshman Sydnie Loveridge fired a team best 96. All of the girls experienced some measure of success based on the team and indiviual goals for the day and will be back in action in a few weeks to test what they learned about themselves.