Center HS Golf Teams Advance to Regional

April 7, 2015 - The Center Roughrider and Lady Rider golf teams will advance to the regional tournament after placing second in their respective divisions in the District 19-4A tournament held on Thursday, 4/2/15 and Monday, 4/6/15 at Wood Hollow Golf Club in Longview.

As a team, the Riders had a combined team score of 678, one stroke better than third-place Rusk ISD with a combined score of 679. The Center team was led by Beau Buster Byrnes with scores of (77+75) 152, Austin Craig’s (81+80) 161, Zack Ritter with (90+91) 181, Rex Kirkley with a (88+96) 184, and Tyler Morris with a two-day total of (109+113) 222. Carthage took first place with a team score of 631, and also earned the top-two medalist positions, each earning a score of 146. Beau Buster Byrnes missed third place medalist by four strokes, earning him 4th place overall finish, with Austin Craig scoring 5th place overall. The Center team was in third place after last week’s opening round.

In girls’ play, the Lady Riders had a two-day score of 875, with Carthage placing first with a score of 770. Carthage ISD also earned the top-two individual medalist positions with a student from Rusk ISD earning third place medalist. The Lady Riders were led by Madison Agnew with scores of (94+96) 190, Callie Johnson (102+102) 204, Kailey Agnew (109+108) 217, Haley Price (147+126) 273, and Brittney Gilchrist (138+141) 279. The ladies top three medalist had scores of 167, 178, and 184. Madison Agnew missed third place medalist by six strokes, earning her fourth place overall. Had the Lady Riders not advanced to the regional tournament as a team, Madison Agnew would have advanced as an individual medalist, earning the second place position, and the right to compete at the regional tournament. Lady Riders were in second place after last week's opening round and held on to that position, out scoring Henderson ISD, to advance to the Regional tournament.

The Class 4A Region III Golf Tournament will be held next week in Huntsville, TX, at Raven Nest Golf Club, operated by the Sam Houston State PGA Golf Management program. Lady Riders will leave for Huntsville on Sunday, April 12, 2015, and will play a practice round that day. Regional tournament will begin on Monday, April 13, 2015 and will finish on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

The Rider team will leave for Huntsville on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, and play a practice round that same day. Regional tournament will begin on Thursday, April 16, 2015, and will finish on Friday, April 17, 2015.