Olson, Wylie headline handful of Big Country golfers headed to regionals
ABILENE, Texas —
After yet another round under par, Wylie sophomore Maddi Olson is once again a district champion -- as is her team.
Olson's 71 on Monday at Sweetwater Country Club good enough for the district 5-4A win, carding her a 206 for the three-round tournament. Her title run began with a course record, 64 in Big Spring.
Wylie (320) beat Snyder (351) for the district championship, with both earning qualifying spots to the 1-4A regional tournament. Joining Olson as an individual qualifier, are Big Spring's Abbey Bryan who came home second individually with a 218, and Sweetwater's Journee Pugh who finished 5th overall (248), but advances with 3 of the top 5 girls on regional qualifying teams.
For the boys, Snyder took top honors as a team with a combined score of 953, while the Wylie Bulldogs came home second by one shot over Big Spring with 982 -- earning them the second and final spot in the 1-4A regional tournament.
Top dog individually was Brownwood's Jaryn Pruitt -- last year's class 4A state champion. Pruitt led wire-to-wire, posting a final combined score of 208 -- six shots ahead of Snyder's Jake Leatherwood who took home second.
Joining the Snyder and Wylie teams and Pruitt in Lubbock for the 1-4A regional tournament will Big Spring’s Otto, the third-place finisher at 220.
Also wrapping up district tournaments on Monday, was district 5-3A
Merkel boys won the district championship over Clyde, while the Jim Ned Lady Indians secured its district championship over the Clyde Lady Bulldogs. Jackson Hanna will represent Jim Ned for the boys at regionals as an individual -- after Jim ned finished district in 3rd place.
Hermleigh Lady Cardinals captured the runner-up spot in district 15-1A to send them to regionals as well.