Boys finish 5th despite best round of year

Ron Howell
Sports Editor

Led by three players who all shot 80 or lower, the Sweetwater boys golf team fired its best round of the year – 317 — at the District 5-4A tournament on Monday.
The round came at Sweetwater Country Club, the Mustangs' home course. It followed earlier rounds of 362 and 345 as Sweetwater completed play at the 54-hole event.
But all it got the team was a fifth-place finish, the same spot it began the day, after finishing with a 1,024 total.
The Mustangs did, however, make up 17 shots on Brownwood, the fourth place team at 1,003.
Sweetwater's 317 on Monday also compared very favorably with Snyder (316-953) and Wylie (315-982), who grabbed the two regional berths. It also surpassed third-place Big Spring, which shot 318 and was just one shot out of second place and a regional berth at 983. Brownwood shot 334.
Sweetwater's Carson Andrews placed ninth and Ky Hoover 10th among medalists to earn all-district honors, while teammate Noah Martinez tied for 11th to earn all-district honorable mention. Andrews shot 80-249, while Hoover shot 78-251 and Martinez had 75-252.
Completing the Mustangs’ team were Markus Meneses, who shot 84-280, and Talon Raley, who shot 95-283.
Jaryn Pruitt of Brownwood (208) won medalist honors by six shots over Snyder's Jake Leatherwood.
Sweetwater No. 2 finished in eighth place with 430-1,312. The No. 2 team consisted of Harlie Sanders (93-301), Kendal Adames (108-308), Mason Wyrosdick (109-340) and Collin Stafford (116-359).
Competing as a medalist for Sweetwater was Andew Ramey, who shot 142-428.