Prosper Golf in Full Swing
Prosper Golf started the year on Friday with the varsity girls traveling to Harbor Lakes Golf Club in Granbury. The team is made up of returning players seniors Cassidy McAlpine, Caroline Weatherly, Carlee Tinsley, sophomore Emily Nystrom and freshman Haili Moore. The girls finished eighth in a tough field. Moore shot 73-73 to finish fourth. Nystrom and McAlpine had high school personal bests on day two of the tournament.
“We shattered last year’s team best by 20 strokes on day two. It was a good measure of our improvement and really helped us focus on staying in the moment,” said coach Elizabeth Hamilton.
Nystrom, who placed fifth in District last year as a freshman, looks to advance on that standing this year.
The varsity boys are split into two teams. The first varsity team attended the Bart Granger Memorial held in Fort Worth at the Pecan Valley Golf Course over the weekend. Varsity I includes seniors Josh Knight and Cole Lantz, juniors Marco Punzo and Jacob Strong and sophomore Connor Keene. Both Lantz and Punzo are four-year varsity golfers and both were named to the First Team All-District. Prosper shot a 308, 296, and 306 to place 18th out of 52 teams.
Varsity II, comprised of juniors Matthew King, Drew Thompson, and Cameron Merryman and sophomores Jackson Thies and Cooper Hicks, played Monday at Oakmont Country Club in the Denton Ryan Invitational. The Prosper Eagles shot 322 to finish in fifth place. Merryman fired a 76 to place third overall.
The Prosper boys Varsity II and girls will play October 16 at Ridgeview Ranch, Varsity I will play on October 20 at the Golf Club at Champions Circle.
Renee Marler | Renee@CedarbrookMedia.com