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The Sweetwater High School boys and girls golf teams are still in second place in their respective district tournaments de-spite losing some ground on the leaders in the second round this week.
The Sweetwater girls â€” who were just one shot behind Snyder after firing a 356 in the first round â€” now trail Snyder by 33 strokes with 18 holes left. The top two teams will advance to the regional tournament in San Angelo on April 18-19, so Sweetwater must main-tain its position in order to advance.
The Sweetwater boys â€” who were just three shots behind Big Spring after a 317 in Round One â€” lead third-place Wylie by two shots and Snyder by three after two rounds. The Mustangs (644) carded a 324 at Sweetwater Coun-try Club on Tuesday and trail Big Spring (622) by 22 strokes.
Sweetwaterâ€™s girls, who have a 732 total, are 16 shots ahead of third-place Wylie. Both teams carded 376s on Monday but lost ground to Snyder (699), which shot 341.
Sweetwaterâ€™s best individual golfer after two rounds is Elise Lawrence who is currently tied for third place at 172 after shooting a 90 in Mondayâ€™s second round.
The other Sweetwater team scores come from Alex Gomez, who shot 94 for a 182 total, Amy Witt (95-185), Rachel Hunt (100-199) and Haylee Stewart (97-193).
Gomez currently sits in ninth place among medalists. The leader is Sabrina Castillo of Snyder, who has rounds of 81-84 for a 165 total.
Sweetwaterâ€™s No. 2 team is sixth with an 834 total following its second straight round of 417. The teamâ€™s golfers are Molly Fincher (95-189), Alexis Castillo (111-222), Sierra Hernandez (99-199) and Laney Wallace (112-224). The tournament ends April 9 at Brownwood.
Among boys individual golfers, Sweetwater is led by Alex Castillo (77-156), who is in fourth place. Also among the top 10 medalists are Ryan Mer-cer (80-159), who is in sixth place, and Mason Andrews, who is in 10th place after an 81-162.
Completing Sweetwa-terâ€™s No. 1 team scores are Dylan Torres (86-167) and Guy Bond, who shot 100-186.
The boysâ€™ final round will be played on April 10 at Wylie.