SHS girls golfers head to regionals

BROWNWOOD — The Sweetwater High School girls golf team held on to second place Monday in the final round of the District 5-3A tournament at Brownwood Country Club.As a result, the team will advance to the Region I-3A tournament on April 18-19 in San Angelo.Sweetwater carded a 374 over the last 18 holes to end with a 54-hole total of 1,106 strokes and finish behind only Snyder, which shot 339 and wound up at 1,038. The top two teams and top two individuals not from a qualifying team advance to the regional tournament.Sweetwater edged third-place Wylie (381-1,129) for the final regional berth by 23 shots after holding a 16-shot advantage to start the day. The other completed team totals came from Big Spring (402-1,205); Brownwood (414-1,244); Snyder No. 2 (408-1,250); and Sweetwater No. 2 (419-1,253). Two Sweetwater players earned all-district honors by being among the top 10 medalists. Seven players, including all five on the No. 1 team, made the top 20.Leading the way was Elise Lawrence, who shot 84-256 for a fourth-place finish. The other all-district member was Alex Gomez, who was 10th after shooting 94 Monday for a 276 total. Just behind her was Amy Witt, who shot 92-277 for an 11th place finish. Also on the No. 1 team were Haylee Stewart, who tied for 18th after shooting 109-302; and Rachel Hunt, who tied for 20th place after shooting a 104-303.Sweetwater’s No. 2 team was led by Molly Fincher, who shot 93-282 to finish in 13th place; and Sierra Her-nandez, who shot 100-299 to tie for 15th. Also on the No. 2 team were Alexis Castillo, who finished in 27th place after shooting 107 for a 329 total; Laney Wallace (119-343), who placed 30th; and Megan Carney (125).Playing only as medalists Monday were Rachel Gray, who shot 113 at Brownwood; Tatum Maxwell, who shot 122; and Angellica Collier, who shot 134. Also playing at least one round were Cor-ynn Martin, Kala Wofford, Caroline Lawrence, Maddie Howard and Bailey Bernal.Snyder’s Sabrina Castillo was overall low medalist after shooting 84-249 while Kelsie Guinn of Big Spring was second after shooting 84-251. Also qualifying for regionals as a medalist was Brownwood’s Macie Max-field (87-263).