The North Texas golf programs are on the verge of having a place to call home for the first time in years.
Rodolfo Cazaubon’s goal of reaching the NCAA Golf Championship is now a reality.
AUSTIN — With four holes remaining in the Class 3A state tournament Friday, Argyle and Andrews were tied for first place.
As the lone senior on Guyer’s top boys golf team, Kyle Hodges has developed quite the reputation among his head coach and teammates. That was further solidified at the Class 4A Region I tournament in Abilene nearly two weeks ago when Hodges lined up a putt that would go down in Guyer golf history.
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. — The North Texas women’s team dropped to eighth place Tuesday but Taylor Kilponen remained in the top 10 after the second round of the Sun Belt Conference tournament. The Mean Green shot a second-round 311 and has a two-round score of 619, while Kilponen is tied for 10th place after 36 holes.
To achieve true success, a golfer first must conquer the most imposing threat before traversing the elements of the course. A golfer’s brain has several responsibilities when it comes to producing a consistent swing, but Denton’s Lindsey Heal’s primary concern is managing her self-imposed pressure, fear and excitement before she approaches the first tee box.
With two days to earn a trip to the UIL state golf tournament in two weeks, several area athletes are vying for berths in the state tournament at this week’s regional tournaments. The Guyer boys are in second place in the Class 4A Region I tournament while the Ponder girls are in a tie for fourth in the Class 2A Region II tournament . The Argyle boys find themselves in second in the Class 3A Region II tournament heading into the second round.
Guyer golf coach Roddy Adams compared the mentally agonizing sport he coaches to pulling the big, enticing lever on a slot machine. In his analogy, the golfer and the gambler are the same. Most of those on the course hope everything lines up, scores are lowered and new heights are achieved.
In the final event before the Sun Belt Conference tournament, the North Texas women finished 12th at the SMU Dallas Athletic Club Invitational on Sunday. Battling a gusty wind that kept all of the scores but two above 300, the Mean Green shot a third-round 326.
The Denton Lady Broncos competed in the District 5-4A championship tournament Monday and Tuesday at Canyon West Golf Club in Weatherford and will send senior Lindsey Heal to the regional tournament April 15-18 at Diamondback Golf Club in Abilene.
In the 41 years he’s played golf, Guyer head coach Roddy Adams was without the one feat hopeless hacks and idolizers of the iron always chase. On Sunday afternoon at Oakmont Country Club in Corinth, Adams took his 7-iron to the par-3, 135-yard eighth hole and stroked a low, driving shot into the wind and the setting sun.
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — South Korea’s Lee Dong-hwan shot an 8-under 64 on Saturday on PGA West’s Stadium Course to take a two-stroke lead after the fourth round of the PGA Tour qualifying tournament.
A longtime member of the Denton Country Club called the early days of the golf course a “glorified pasture of up-and-down hills, [with] plenty of trees and nine very small sand greens.” Bob Marquis wrote in 1985 that during the “old days, each tee box would be found in a wooden box, set up on legs, and holding a quantity of fine sand. This sand was used so that a player could make his own tees.”
Lawry Cohen scored a hole in one while playing a round Wednesday at Robson Ranch.
Like almost everybody else, Denton’s Kelly Kraft can’t wait for the weekend. But after five tournaments as a pro on the PGA Tour, he’s still learning what it takes to make the cut and make it to Saturday play.
North Texas was in perfect position to roll through the NCAA West Regional and into the final rounds of the national tournament a year ago.
LANTANA -- Blake Ladd didn't play as well Monday as he did Thursday and thus fell short in his attempt to qualify for the 2012 HP Byron Nelson Championships.