Boys finish 5th despite best round of year

By: 
Ron Howell
Sports Editor

Led by three players who all shot 80 or lower, the Sweetwater boys golf team fired its best round of the year – 317 — at the District 5-4A tournament on Monday.
The round came at Sweetwater Country Club, the Mustangs' home course. It followed earlier rounds of 362 and 345 as Sweetwater completed play at the 54-hole event.
But all it got the team was a fifth-place finish, the same spot it began the day, after finishing with a 1,024 total.
The Mustangs did, however, make up 17 shots on Brownwood, the fourth place team at 1,003.
Sweetwater's 317 on Monday also compared very favorably with Snyder (316-953) and Wylie (315-982), who grabbed the two regional berths. It also surpassed third-place Big Spring, which shot 318 and was just one shot out of second place and a regional berth at 983. Brownwood shot 334.
Sweetwater's Carson Andrews placed ninth and Ky Hoover 10th among medalists to earn all-district honors, while teammate Noah Martinez tied for 11th to earn all-district honorable mention. Andrews shot 80-249, while Hoover shot 78-251 and Martinez had 75-252.
Completing the Mustangs’ team were Markus Meneses, who shot 84-280, and Talon Raley, who shot 95-283.
Jaryn Pruitt of Brownwood (208) won medalist honors by six shots over Snyder's Jake Leatherwood.
Sweetwater No. 2 finished in eighth place with 430-1,312. The No. 2 team consisted of Harlie Sanders (93-301), Kendal Adames (108-308), Mason Wyrosdick (109-340) and Collin Stafford (116-359).
Competing as a medalist for Sweetwater was Andew Ramey, who shot 142-428.

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