SUGAR LAND – In only its third year of varsity golf, Fulshear has quickly proved that its programs are already developing into a state contender.
The Chargers swept the District 25-4A golf championships at Greatwood Country Club on Wednesday, winning the boys and girls team titles for the first time in school history.
“There was a knot in my stomach for a while, but I know the girls are very good and talented, and the boys stepped up,” Fulshear golf coach Chris Morse said. “Two years ago, when they were sophomores, they led the district tournament and struggled on day two. But today, they stepped up.”
The boys team won thanks to strong performances from its top two, Peyton Pope and Spencer Olejniczak. Pope had a strong first day on Tuesday by shooting a 76 and followed it with an 82 to win the individual title with 158, his third straight district title.
Olejniczak shot a 76 on Tuesday and followed it with an 85 to finish second with 161.
Wesley Angel (201), Tanner Hayes (223), and Alexis Hornsby (246) also had strong outings for a Fulshear team score of 736. “(Alexis) knocked it out of the park today,” Morse said.
The Needville boys team also qualified for regionals with a second-place finish with a team score of 750. The Blue Jays were led by Jaxson Krauss, who shot a 91 on Tuesday and an 89 on Wednesday for a 182. Andres Benavides shot a 184, Cade Dannhaus had a 191, Kenny Hrncir shot a 198, and Kaiden Anderson had a 204.
Sealy’s Aidan Roberts and El Campo’s Blaine Bullard got the two individual spots for the regional.
On the girls side, Fulshear had a team score of 745, as Erin Farrow (78-81 – 159) won the individual title and Tristan Gabbard (81-82 – 163) was second.
Aurelie Bogard (198), Tana Ballinger (225), and Sophie Boone (242) rounded out the Charger squad.
Despite not being on a team, Fulshear’s Ashton Oglesby (115-108 – 223) also qualified for regionals, along with Sealy’s Maddie Goad.
Needville didn’t qualify for regionals, with Bailey Vasquez putting up the top score for the Lady Jays with a 237.
The Region IV-4A golf championships will take place on April 22-23 at Corpus Christi.