Warhorse and Arabian golf Regional-bound

Six Warhorses and five Arabians will compete in Corpus Christi on April 24th and 25th in the Regional Golf Tournament. The Warhorses easily captured the District 29-4A Championship by 193 strokes over 2nd place qualifier Carrizo Springs while the 2nd place Arabians claimed a Regional appearance by beating 3rd place Pearsall by 74 shots to claim the regional qualifying spot.
Carson Tilley, Noah Tumbarello, Beau Cardenas, Hunter Murphy, and Brice Champion comprised the District’s winning team while Brandon Flues qualified for the tournament by achieving one of the two top scores from a non-advancing team.
Tilly, the overall District Champion with a two-day score of 144 (73/71), had this to say, “It’s good to see my hard work paying off and I’m really excited for Regional this year! We have a very good chance of advancing to the state tournament!!”
Kayla Busby, Shelby Spivey, Preslee Quisenberry, Tayler Diaz, and Jamie Stein got the Arabian team back to Corpus for the first time in two seasons. Rebecca Fowler will go as an alternate.
Other Arabians and Warhorses shared their thoughts on the upcoming tournament:
Kayla, sophomore, “Making it to the regional tournament really means a lot to me. This is my first season to play golf and I am so excited! Thank you to my coaches for pushing my team and me to become better golfers so that we are able to have this opportunity.”
Beau, senior, “Although this is my 3rd time to go to Regional, it is my 1st time as a District Champion. I feel good about our chances to make it to the state level.”
Preslee, sophomore, “I’m very proud of our team for advancing to regionals. All season our goal was to make it to Corpus, and we worked hard to make it happen. We all did what we needed to do and we all improved our scores to take second in district.”
Jamie, senior, “I have only played golf for two years so to be a Regional Qualifier as a senior feels great!”
Tayler, senior, “I am very proud of my team and me for doing what was needed to place at district and to give us the opportunity to go compete at regionals.”
Brice, junior, “Making regionals this year as a team feels great. I hope we can make a great regional standing this year and make our way to the state tournament in Austin.”
Shelby, sophomore, “Placing 2nd in district to make it to Regionals proves all of our hard work over the past weeks paid off. I can’t wait to compete in Corpus!”
The Warhorses will play their rounds at Lozano Golf Course which is located at 4401 Old Brownsville Road. The Arabians will play at Oso Golf Course located at 5601 S. Alameda Street. Tee times are 7:30 am for both groups.
Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer