The road to State started a few weeks back with the Wolfpack’s win at the District tournament at Gentle Creek. A week later the wolves placed second at Regionals in Fort Worth and advanced to play at State representing our region along with Southlake Carroll and Mansfield.
The UIL Golf State Championship tournament took place Monday April 25 and Tuesday April 26 at Legacy Hills Golf Course in Georgetown Texas.
Following the first round on Monday, West was tied for first place with Mansfield, both with rounds of 291. The next two teams that followed were Southlake Carroll and Austin Westlake (also tied) 5 strokes behind at 296. The top four teams were paired up to play on Tuesday. Three of the top four teams came out of our region (a very competitive one) and the fourth team Austin Westlake, a well known golf power house, rounded up the top four.
Senior Travis McInroe lead West’s way to victory while winning the championship with two fantastic rounds of 71 and 70 (141). Travis finished two strokes ahead of the second and third place finishers who tied at 143 and went to a playoff. Sophomores Parker and Pierceson Coody tied for fourth place with total rounds of 145 and Junior Andy Lopez (who was a third place finisher at State last year) had a two day total of 149, 15th place.
Coach Hardison and coach Salinas accompanied these young golfers and guided them, encouraged them, and cheered them along the way. Very grateful for our West coaches and their dedication to golf and especially to our young golfers.
A special touch of excitement and good luck came from the unexpected appearance of Plano West’s Principal Cathy King when she came out to wish the team good luck and a safe trip. We are thankful for her and for making a difference.
Winning STATE is the greatest honor a High School student/athlete and coach can achieve and it is worth recognizing the time and dedication that is spent on and off the golf course practicing, training, making up school work, exams, and being in the best physical and mental shape to earn this honor. Your commitment has paid off !
CONGRATULATIONS – you earned it and parents and friends are immensely proud of your performance and the outstanding character in each of you.
Day 1 Day 2 Total
Travis McInroe 71 70 141 First Place
Parker Coody 74 71 145 Fourth Place
Pierceson Coody 74 71 145 Fourth Place
Andy Lopez 72 77 149
Bryson Scott 74 86 160
TOTAL 291 289 580