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.
Oct. 29, 2018 Conroe HS Varsity Girls
The Highlanders JV Team participated in the Conroe HS Girls Varsity Golf Invitational at Conroe Country Club. The girls were treated to a strong field on one of the best 9 hole courses in the nation.
The young Highlanders continue to gather valuable experience versus quality competition and a difficult golf course. This experience should prove to be valuable for their future efforts.
Nov 5, 2018 Oak Ridge Girls Fall Classic at Willow Creek CC
The Highlanders JV Team battled to a 2nd place finish in the Oak Ridge HS Girls Fall Classic at Willow Creek CC. The girls finished the fall event schedule on a high note and look to carry that momentum into the spring.
Leading the Highlanders were sophmore, Annelise Smith who claimed 3rd place individual honors and freshman, Sydnie Loveridge just a few strokes back in 4th.
Nov 9-10, 2018 Central Texas Shootout @ Cottonwood GC in Waco
The Girls top teams travelled to Waco, competing in the Fall regional Preview. This annual event usually marks the start of nasty Texas cold and this years competition did not disappoint. Heavy north winds prevailed on Friday as chilly mid 30-mid 40's temps ruled Saturday's play.
The girls Red Team finished 2nd place to regional rival, Vandergrift.
Avery Blake led the way with a solid 157 over 2 days.
The Red team travels to Austin next week for the State Preview.
Nov 16-17, 2018 6A Girls State Preview @ Legacy Hills Georgetown TX
The Girls top team finished 10th at the State preview this weekend. All the best 6A teams in the state provided the ultimate competition for the girls in preparation for the spring events.
Karina Benavides led the way woth an 8th place individual finish while Avery Blake posted a 15th place individual finish.
Nov 30-Dec. 1, 2018 Deer Park Girls Varsity
The Girls 2nd and 3rd teams played in the Deer Park Invitational.
The 2nd team played to a 4th place finish while the 3rd team placed in the middle of the field. Ashley Gibson posted a personal best 83 on day 2 to help the 3rd team.
Jan 21 - Jan 22, 2019 Vern Edwards Oaks and Panther Trail
The Girls Varsity played in the Vern Edwards Girls Varsity Invitational over MLK day and Tuesday. Several of the Area's and State's best teams were on hand for the competition.
The Oaks and Panther Trail courses proved to be as tough as usual. High winds and soggy conditions were a grueling physical and mental test.
Leading the way for the 5th place Highlanders Red Team was sophomore Avery Blake who fired a 79-77-156. Karina Benavides added 79-78-157.
Davis Pendley and Juliana Capacho led the effort by the Green team and Ashley Gibson and Halle Byrom led the Plaid team's finish.
Jan 29 Lake Windcrest
The JV Girls team played on the frozen tundra of Lake windcrest Tuesday.
The team's 3rd place finish was their best performance of the year.
Sophmore Faith Freyou led the effort with a personal tournament best of 99. Way to go Faith!!
Feb 1-2 TWCC Tournament and Player
The Highlander top team played in their own 6 Team invitational competing against 5 of the best teams in the country.
Their 2 day total of 655 over 2 difficult courses and unbelievable soggy conditions will be something for the girls to build on.