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Golf: Argyle boys claim sixth straight title, others qualify for regionals

The Argyle boys golf team has seen more than its fair share of top-notch rounds over the years.

That is to be expected from a program that has won the last two Class 4A state championships and won its sixth straight district championship Tuesday at Wildhorse Golf Club at Robson Ranch.

But the Eagles one-upped themselves Tuesday when they broke 300 for a second straight day and won the District 9-4A tournament with a school-record 594 while seeing their golfers take the top five individual spots and their "B" team finish second to also qualify for the regional tournament April 24 and 25 at Van Zandt Country Club in Canton.

"What was really exciting for the group was that our second team made it out and our first team was just as excited as our second team for them making it," Argyle coach Brady Bell said. "We set that goal in the fall. The second team hasn't played well enough until the last three weeks, but since then they've been on. The first team wants to keep getting better. We have bigger goals [than district championships], but we understand it starts with working hard all year and it's a process of trying to get better all year."

Argyle's Logan Diomede won the tournament with a two-day score of 147, one shot ahead of teammate Luke Griggs — both of whom were a part of last year's state championship. Will Gilster finished third with a score of 150, while Cole Wilson (151) and Parker Love (152) followed to round out the top five.

Argyle's second team shot a two-day 661 to edge out Decatur and advance to the regional. That team was led by Campbell Coty and Luke Thompson, who each shot 161.

Sanger's Tanner Terrell qualified as an individual with a two-day score of 163.

On the girls side, Argyle finished third behind Bridgeport and Frisco Lebanon Trail. The Lady Eagles, who qualified for the regional tournament a year ago, shot a two-day 862 — 87 strokes behind Lebanon Trail and 100 behind champion Bridgeport.

Argyle freshman Hannah Wood qualified as an individual with a two-day score of 199 — 11 shots behind first-place qualifier Alex Dast of Krum. Wood edged out teammate Sarah Greiner by one stroke.

"I'm excited. It's a good experience for Hannah to get to go," said Argyle girls coach Sammye Townsend, who is in her final season leading the program. "She played in the No. 1 group on Tuesday and had to play with the girls that shot 72. She did a good job playing her game and getting out. I'm excited to take her down there and get her feet wet and see what it's like. I think it'll give her a pretty good idea of what she can do."

Dast, a junior who has qualified for the regional tournament the past two years, and Wood will play in the 4A Region II tournament at Van Zandt Country Club on April 26 and 27.

ADAM BOEDEKER can be reached at 940-566-6872 and via Twitter at @aboedeker.