Waxahachie High School hosted its annual Big Green Golf Tournament at the Waxahachie Country Club with Mansfield High School taking the championship trophy.
Mansfield shot a sizzling 585 over the two day tournament. Midlothian came in second 34 strokes back at 619.
The Tigers of Mansfield High shot 300 on the first day to lead the pack by 11 strokes. On day two the team caught fire to shoot a sizzling 285, the only sub-300 round of the tournament.
Midlothian shot 311-308 to take second. The order of finish was Fort Worth Paschal (321-301=622), Texarkana Texas High (316-309=625), Arlington High (319-308=627), Rockwall 323-315=638), Coppell (315-329=644), Granbury (318-326=644), Arlington Heights (326-320=646), Denton Ryan (324-322=646), Denton Guyer (331-317=648), Waxahachie Green (330-324=654), Flower Mound Marcus (326-338=664), Red Oak (349-348=697), Waxahachie White (375-350=725), Arlington Seguin (359-373=732), Corsicana (396-365=761) and Naaman Forest (401-364=765).
For the Waxahachie Green team Marshall Kuczaj (76-76=152) had the low finish. Connor Lowrance had (86-77=163), Jarred Scott (81-86=167), Garin Patterson (87-87=174) and Cody Sawyer (87-85=172).
For the Waxahachie White team the low finish was by Ben Medlock (85-83=168). Chase Wright shot (90-85=175), Bailey Bass (99-88=187), Kris Hummer (105-94=199), Cody Brown (101-102=203).
The winning Mansfield team shot Z. Mehringer 142 (71-71), G. Yates 145 (73-73), J. Carroll 148 (76-72), K. Crawford 150 (80-70) and Z. Collier 156 (81-75).
Midlothian had consistent results with G. Smith shooting 151 (76-75), C. Ransbottom 152 (77-75), C. Taylor 154 (77-77), T. Kelly 162 (81-81), and J. Geary 171 (87-84).
Red Oak was paced by C. Willard 156 (77-79) and G. Willard 176 (94-82), J. McCormick 180 (90-90), and R. Koski 185 (88-97).
In addition, freshmen Alec Johnson 218 (106-112), Jack Ansell 196 (103-93) and Billy Ott 204 (102-102) played for Waxahachie.
“It was a very successful tournament. Everything went well,” WHS coach Ron Siebert said.
“We are a very inexperienced team with only two players with any varsity experience, Marshall Kuczaj and Connor Lowrance. The rest are playing their first varsity tournaments. So, the more we play the better we will get,” he said.
The golf team plays eight tournaments a year and then the district tournament.
“We try to play three tourneys in the fall and five in the spring right before the district tournament,” Siebert said. “We won’t have another tournament until Feb. 12-13 when we start spring play. Right now we are working on getting better. The seniors know what they have to do to improve, and the younger players are working hard.We will be all right by the time the district tournament is here.”