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April 22, 2014

MW golf seasons end at regionals


LUBBOCK – The District 6-3A champion Mineral Wells Rams and Lady Rams golf teams saw their seasons come to an untimely end last week at the Region 1-3A tournaments on Shadow Hills Golf Course in Lubbock. 

Lubbock's trademark wind ruled the day as Mineral Wells' golfers struggled to overcome wind gusts ranging betwen 36-45 mph and temperatures as cold as the low 30s. 

Even so, many Mineral Wells golfers shot some of their best rounds at the regional tournament.

Senior Reece Tarver had the best week of any Mineral Wells golfer, shooting an 82-84 in his two round of competition to land him 28th place on the individual leaderboard. 

As a team, the Rams finished 13th overall with a score of 726 – three shots behind district rival Kennedale. 

Part of the 13th-place effort was a 349 second round, which head coach Tommy Fincher called one of the best rounds the Rams had played all year.

Nick Wendt and Josh Hardee both drastically improved their scores in the second round to drop below 90 with scores of 85 and 89, respectively. No Ram shot in the triple digits in the second round.

Andrews, Lampasas and Llano took first through third with scores of 586, 613 and 620, respectively. 

The Lady Rams finished 15th in their tournament with a final score of 847. 

As she has all season, Scarlett Eaton led the way, finishing 24th individually with scores of 88 and 84.

Similarly to the boys, all of Mineral Wells' girls improved their scores in the second round of play with some posting personal bests.

Kenzi Huseman shot her lowest score of the year in the second round with a 105 to finish with 232. Kaleigh Aaron also had a personal best in the second round with a 108 to finish with 224. 

Senior Whitney Ratto went out with a bang with her best scoring for both rounds, posting a 113 and 106 to finish second on the team with 219.

"I'm very proud of the steady improvement each player has shown throughout the year and have enjoyed coaching this group," Fincher said. "Reece Tarver and Whitney Ratto are the only seniors and they will be missed by the team for their leadership and commitment."

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