Boys’ golf dominates at district tournament

Lauren Kriss

Boys’ golf won best overall team at the district tournament on Mar. 25- 26 held at Avery Ranch Golf Club. T-Wolves juniors Chase Esparza and Justin Meredith, sophomore Charles Kim  and senior Cory Brown, who won the tournament, scored within the top ten individually and will compete on the district team at the regional tournament April 15-16 in San Antonio at the Golf Club of Texas.

The outcome of the district tournament didn’t come as a shock for junior Von Small, who shot 80-89 at the district tournament.

“I knew it was a battle between us and Vandegrift, but I thought we could edge them out,” Small said.

CPHS golf narrowly beat Vandegrift 607-614, and Vista Ridge came in third place with 634.

“We won because we have more talent than any other team in our district,” Small said.

Not to say that it didn’t take some serious work.

“We practice our butts off,” Small said.

And they aren’t done yet. With the regional tournament coming up, the boys are hard at work and focused on going to state, according to Kim, who shot 77-74 and took second individually at districts.

“I’m just going to practice the way I always have,” Kim said. “I think we have a good chance at going all the way.”

Kim is confident that with Brown who scored 75-71, Esparza and Meredith who both shot a combined score of 155 as well as junior Jordan Sanders who shot 86-80 all on the team, they will breeze through regionals.

“There isn’t much competition in regional so it should be easy,” Kim said. “But state is going to be tough because of Highland Park.”

Even with the threat of Highland Park, Kim has complete faith in the team.

“Our team this year is the best our team has ever been,” Kim said. “And the best it will ever be.”