Golf: Argyle finishes fourth at state

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For the Denton Record-Chronicle/Erich Schlegel
Kynze Mann of Sanger hits a tee shot during the Class 3A state tournament Friday in Austin. Mann shot a 79 in the second round and finished 10 shots behind state champion Sarah Moore of Burkburnett.

AUSTIN — After trailing defending state champion Prosper by six strokes heading into the second round of the Class 3A golf tournament, Argyle finished in fourth place Friday, four strokes behind third-place Prosper.

Fredericksburg, which was two strokes behind Argyle in third place after Thursday’s opening round on the Jimmy Clay Golf Course, shot a 304 for a total of 615 and edged out Andrews by one stroke to win the state championship.

Prosper, which shot the best opening round of 303, shot a 319 for a total of 622. Argyle bested Prosper by two shots with a 317 in the second round.

Big Spring finished in fifth place at 626, followed by Gatesville (639), Lampasas (653) and China Spring (665).

With an opening round of 75 to lead Argyle, junior Blake Lyle was one of two Eagles who shot below 80 in the second round, finishing with a 78. Junior Hunter Thompson was the other Eagle to crack 80 with a score of 77 in the second round.

Thompson was the only Argyle golfer to not crack 80 in the first round, with sophomore Colton Katzen, sophomore Nick Louy and freshman Lance Roden all doing so. However, in the second round Katzen finished with an 80, Louy shot 82 and Roden posted an 84.

In the Class 3A girls tournament, also played at Jimmy Clay, Sanger’s Kynze Mann shot a 79 for a total of 163 after posting an opening-round 84. Mann finished 10 strokes behind Burkburnett’s Sarah Moore, who finished in first place with a total of 153 after a 74 in the second round.

Whitlee Woods of Andrews shot a second-round 77 and finished in second place, two shots behind Moore at 155.


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