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Fulshear junior Tristan Gabbard watches her putt on hole No. 18 at the Region III-5A girls golf championships at The Golf Club at Texas A&M in College Station.

Fort Bend County golfers faired well at the Region III-6A tournament at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club in Spring, with the Ridge Point girl’s team and a Clements golfer moving on to the 6A state tournament.

In the girls’ tournament, Clements senior Natalie Cao finished third in the individual standings while Ridge Point finished third in the team standings. Both Cao and the Lady Panthers will head to the state tournament on May 10-11 at the Legacy Hills Golf Club in Georgetown.

Seven Lakes not only won the team title, but senior Lauren Nguyen won the individual title for the Lady Spartans, shooting a 7-under 65 in the first round on Tuesday and a 72 on Wednesday for a final score of 137. The team shot a combined 302 in both rounds, one stroke ahead of second-place Kingwood.

Cao shot 4-under 68 in the second round on Wednesday to jump into the final individual spot for state. She finished the tournament shooting 2-under-par 142 for fourth place, behind Cinco Ranch junior Mallorie Luitwieler (140) and Pearland senior Kendall Jackson (141).

Ridge Point senior Reagan Gray finished two strokes behind Cao as the top finisher for the Lady Panthers with a score of 144. Junior Kacey Menyoli was 13th (150), while freshman Kara Holm and senior Carmen Kennett finished tied for 23rd place with scores of 156.

Other individual scores include Travis freshman Brooke Kocher, who finished 18th in the standings with a 153, while George Ranch’s Melanie Maier shot a 155 to finish tied for 19th place with Kate Hartnett of Kingwood.

On the boys’ side, Ridge Point senior Seven Birks was the top finisher from District 20-5A at regionals, shooting a 1-under 70 in Thursday’s final round to finish the tournament with a total of 6-over 148, tied for 13th place. Clements senior Kirk Evans shot a 9-over 151, good for 23rd place. Elkins freshman Rayyan Anwar tied for 38th place with a score of 156.

In team scores, Ridge Point finished in eighth place with a total score of 619, finishing ahead of Strake Jesuit (626) and Clements (628).

Houston Memorial won the team regional title with a team score of 579, while Clear Creek (586) and Cypress Creek (591) also qualified for the state tournament.

Katy Tompkins junior Colt Tenpenny won the individual championship with a 2-under 140 for the tournament, one stroke in front of Cy Creek sophomore Braeden Hoyt, who finished 1-under 141.

The 6A boys’ golf tournament will take place May 17-18 at Legacy Hills.

Region III-5A

Fulshear junior Tristan Gabbard came close to making a second trip to the state tournament, but she fell four strokes short of qualifying for this year’s state tournament.

Gabbard shot an 82 on the first day and a 73 on Wednesday to finish with a score of 155, good for ninth place.

Montgomery won the team championship with a score of 601, followed by Austin Anderson (614) and Magnolia (679). Fulshear finished in sixth place (747).

Remington Issac of Montgomery won the individual title with a 140 score, a stroke over Anderson’s Darrelyn Webster (141). College Station’s Felisa Sajalga was third (143) and Friendswood’s Hannah Johnston (150) was sixth as both qualified for the state tournament, along with Montgomery Lake Creek’s Katya Tibbett (151).

Other Fulsher golfers in the tournament included Emily Keely (176), Tawny Ballinger (179), Sarah Schulte (237) and Lian Chinn (261).

Two Foster golfers in the girls’ tournament as individuals, as Samanatha Vesey shot a 191 for the tournament, while Kley Kizziah shot a 259.

Foster’s Tobey Wills finished in the top 10 of the individual standings in the boys’ 5A Region III tournament at the The Club at Texas A&M in College Station on Thursday, shooting a 4-over-par 76 in the second round to finish tied for ninth place with College Station’s Emmett Ely with a total score of 155.

Fulshear’s Brayden Harrison shot a 177 for the tournament, good for 45th place, while Benjamin Saunders shot a 187.

Lamar Consolidated’s Van Calkins shot a 216 in the tournament.

In team scores, Fulshear finished in 12th place with a score 748, followed by Foster with a score of 752. College Station won the team title with a 625, one stroke ahead of second-place Austin Anderson. Montgomery was third with a score of 648.

Montgomery Lake Creek’s Brecken Franklin won the individual title with a score of 147, followed by Grant Doggett of Barbers Hill (150) and La Porte’s Nicholas Canales (151).

Region IV-4A

Needville’s Cade Dannhaus qualified for the state tournament after finishing fourth at the Region IV-4A golf tournament on Thursday at The Golf Club at Colony Creek in Victoria.

Dannhaus (75-80-155) advances to state as an individual, finishing behind champion Jaxon Donaldson of Wimberley (145). The 4A boys’ state tournament will be held at Plum Creek Golf Course in Kyle on May 17-18.

The Blue Jay finished seventh in the team standings with a score of 749, behind first-place Pleasanton (650), Kingsville (660) and Boerne (668), who all qualified for state.

On the girls’ side, Needville finished in ninth place with a score of 418. Comal Davenport won the team title (689), followed by La Vernia (749) and Fredricksburg (557).

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