Local golfers compete for District 17-5A championship; check out the best scores, who advances

Published 12:04 am Thursday, March 30, 2023

The boys and girls teams from Port Neches-Groves, as well as Nederland’s Preston Deserrano and Mya Wimer, have advanced to the 5A, Region 3 golf tournament as a result of their play in the District 17-5A championship.

In the boys tournament played Monday at Beaumont Country Club and Tuesday at Eagle Pointe Golf Club, PNG posted four-man totals of 327-336 for a 663 that left them as runner-up to Barbers Hill’s 612.

Nederland placed fifth at 707. PNG’s No. 2 team was sixth with 769 and Memorial was seventh at 994.

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The Lady Indians also finished second to Barbers Hill in their tournament played Tuesday at Eagle Pointe and Wednesday at Chambers County Golf Club. PNG shot 397-363 for a 760 total. Barbers Hill’s winning score was 687. Nederland was fourth at 924 (482-442),

Nederland’s Deserrano earned his ticket to regional by carding the lowest score outside the two advancing teams. Deserrano finished eighth overall with a 36-hole score of 162 (76-86). Grant Doggett of Barbers Hill was the overall medalist with a 147 (71-76).

Wimer claimed her regional spot the same way as Deserrano, finishing with the low score outside the top two teams. She shot 206 (108-98) to finish sixth overall. Barbers Hills’ Jillian Puppa was medalist with (163). The Lady Eagles posted the three lowest individual scores.

Evan Klutts of PNG, whose second-day 75 was the low round at Eagle Pointe, was runner-up to Doggett in boys medal play with a 154. Other Indians’ scores that counted included Jaxon Wolf 157 (73-84), Leyton Webb 174 (85-89) and Lake Edwards 178 (90-99).

Nederland scores behind Deserrano included Toby Berry 181 (96-85), Kooper Grant 182 (91-91) and Robert Barron 182 (91-91).

Memorial’s low four were Dasean Harmenson 222 (112-110), Ahmad Hayward 253 (128-125), Larry Lewis 256 (121-135) and Johnson Nguyen 275 (138-137).

Tatum Bean paced the Lady Indians to their second-place finish on the strength of a second-day 82 for 173 and fourth overall. Ava Borne at 185 (96-89) was fifth and Jeannie Trung sixth at 196 (104-92). Taryn DeJean was the fourth counting score for the Lady Indians with 206 (106-100).

Behind Wimer, Nederland’s scores were, Riley Smith’s 237 (119-118), Marian Gonzales’ 239 (125-114) and Peyton Caywood’s 243 (130-113).

Memorial, which did not field a complete team, was led by Janya Jones’ 297 (145-152). Other Lady Titans scores were Arianna Shelton’s 302 (152-150) and Leosha Bellard’s 311 (152-159).

The boys regional is set for April 19-20, while the girls’ regional will be played April 17-18. Both are set for Margaritaville Golf Club near Lake Conroe.

Golf news should be e-mailed to Bob West at rdwest@usa.