Prosper High School Golf: A Legacy of Success
The Prosper High School Golf teams had great success this year and continued the winning streak that has won them the title of District Champions for the past eleven years. Prosper’s teams have been Region Champions four different times and Region qualifiers for the past 11 years. They have also had a State Championship team and State qualifiers for the past 11 years. Their legacy no doubt leaves much to be proud of and much to celebrate.
The teams hope to carry the momentum from this season’s successes into their new 6A district next year. There’s no question that their success will carry on, but after the 2018 senior class graduates, the teams will be without 6 key players that will be moving onward and upward in their golf and scholastic careers.
Both teams graduate 3 seniors: Cole Lantz, Josh Knight and Jake Hughes on the boys’ team. Senior Cole Lantz has been on the Varsity team for four years and says, “Prosper Golf has given me many memorable years. I’ve gained great friends and many experiences that I will never forget.”
Seniors, Caroline Weatherly, Carlee Tinsley and Cassidy McAlpine will be graduating after having left their mark on the girls’ team. Senior Caroline Weatherly says, “I’ve enjoyed being able to transition from volleyball to golf with my favorite coach.”
All High School sports teams lose seniors each year, leaving underclassmen with big shoes to fill. Although it is often difficult to say goodbye to athletes that made such an impact and leave such a legacy, the good news is that legacy lives on in the students that come after them.
With another school year and golf season in the history books, the Prosper community and fans are so proud of our Prosper Eagle Golf Teams for their group efforts, as well as their individual accomplishments. Good Luck to the graduating seniors in all of your future endeavors and good luck to the up and coming Eagles that we know will leave their own legacy as well.
Varsity I Boy’s Accomplishments:
Cameron Merryman- 3rd at Denton Ryan Invitational
1st place- Firewheel Invitational; Marco Punzo – Champion; Cole Lantz 2nd place and his personal best score of 67.
Eaton Invitational at Champions Circle- Marco Punzo- 1st place
Play it To the Max Tournament- Cole Lantz- 3rd place
Regional Preview – 3rd place Team
District 14-5A Tournament- Marco Punzo- 2nd place,
1st team All-District: Marco Punzo, Cole Lantz and Drew Thompson
2nd team All-District: Cameron Merryman, Jacob Strong, Cooper Hicks
1st place Liberty Redhawk Shootout, Haili Moore 1st place individual and school record 69.
2nd Trinity Invitational at Texas Star; Haili Moore 2nd
2nd place Lady Pirate Spring Invitational
Haili Moore- Keller Invitational at Sky Creek Ranch, Champion; Regional Preview – 2nd place
District 14-5A Champions and Varsity II 5th place at District
Haili Moore, District Champion, 1st team All-District
Emily Nystrom, 3rd place individually, 1st team All District
Victoria Buelow, 4th place, 1st team All-District
Caroline Weatherly, 6th place, 2nd team All-District
Ally Schnagl, 8th place, 2nd team All District
Region 2-5A 5th place
Haili Moore – All-Region 2nd Team, State Qualifier
Haili Moore- 22nd overall at State 5A Tournament
Varsity 2 Boys Accomplishments:
Flower Mound Jaguar Invitational at Tour 18- 3rd
3rd place, District 14-5A Tournament
Drew Thompson- 3rd place individual, Regional Qualifier, District 14-5A Tournament
1st place- Twin Creeks (Plano Spring Invitational?), Drew Thompson-3rd
1st place- Lewisville Spring Invitational at Lake Park, Blake Littleton- Champion, Logan Jacobson-3rd
1st Place – Lewisville Spring Invitational at Lake Park; Chandler Browning- 2nd
3rd place- Frisco ISD Plantation Fall Festival; Brooke Rogers- Freshman 2nd medalist