Elks win tournament, Farnell tops field twice
Playing over the weekend, Burleson’s boys golf team topped the field to win the Centennial Tournament that was played at Southern Oaks Golf and Tennis Club and Hidden Creek Golf Course.
Pierson Farnell led the Elks shooting a two-day 152 to take first place. Teammate Chase Scott fired a 162 to finish second. The Elks carded a two-day 647 to win. Fort Worth Nolan Catholic was second (666) and Centennial’s B team placed third (770).
Also playing for Burleson were Chris Choi, Spencer Daniel and Cole Smith. Choi shot a 166 to place fifth. Daniel finished seventh after firing a 168 and Smith placed eighth with a 170.
Centennial was led by Connor Meek who shot a two-day 183 to play 11th. Brayden Pollard (12th, 187), Leyton McGarity (13th, 193) and Jakobe Denbuy (14th, 207) also played for the Spartans.
In girls competition, Granbury shot a two-day 776 to win the title. Fort Worth Paschal was second (795), Centennial and Burleson each shot 910s to tie for third place.
Amanda McKesson, playing for Centennial, shot a two-day 182 to finish second. Centennial’s Mattee Wilkins fired a 199 to place 10th. Maddie Luker carded a 206 to finish 13th and Arian Prickett shot a 214 to place 15th.
Burleson kept pace with Centennial by placing three Lady Elks in the top 10. Mikayleigh Norris and Caitlin Farnell each fired two-day 195s to finish in a tie for sixth. Ashley Branch finished one stroke behind her teammates with a 196 to place eighth. Madison Hughes was 16th with a 216 and Ah Min Choi was eighth with 225.
Squaw Valley Tournament
Farnell led Burleson’s boys golf team to a second place finish at the Centennial Tournament Oct. 27-28 at Squaw Valley Golf Course.
Pierson fired a two-day 159 to win the tournament. Burleson shot a two-day 680 to place second. Midlothian Heritage won the tournament with 630. Centennial placed third after shooting a 684.
Also playing for Burleson were Scott, Choi and Adams. Scott fired a 165 to place eight. Choi fired 173 to finish 15th and Adams placed 22nd at shooting 210.
Centennial was led by Vic Torres, who shot a 167 to place 10th. Corbin Franco fired a 170 to finish 12th. Tyler Everts and Moriah Kunz each shot 175s to tie for 16th. Lester McCarty finished 18th after shooting a 181 and Jake Stuckey shot a 188 to place 19th.
In girls competition, Burleson finished fifth with a 760. Denton Guyer won the title after shooting 641. Granbury placed second (672) and Highland Park was third (673).
Ashley Branch placed 16th after firing a 180. Mikayleigh Norris shot a 185 to finish 23rd. Caitlin Farnell finished 27th after carding a 190. Ah Min Choi and Madison Hughes was shot 212s to tie for 36th place.
Centennial had three girls play at individual medalists. Amanda McKesson shot a 174 to finish 14th. Mattee Wilkins fired a 186 to finish 24th and Maddie Luker finished 30th after shooting a 198.
Southern Oaks Tournament
Centennial hosted boys and girls tournament’s Oct. 9-10 at Southern Oaks Golf Club.
The Spartans Blue team finished fourth, shooting a two-day total of 681 while the Black team placed sixth after carding a 797. Byron Nelson took first place shooting 633. Aledo was second (671) and Midlothian was third (673).
The Blue team was led by Franco, who shot a 161 to place third. Kunze finished 12th with a 169. McCarty fired 176 to place 17th. Everts was 19th after shooting a 179 and Torres carded a 180 to finish 21st.
McGarity paced the Black team, shooting a 191 to finish 26th. Meek shot a 200 to place 27th. Stucky fired a 202 to place 28th. Denby finished 29th after shooting a 204 and Pollard shot a 222 to place 30th.
Centennial’s girls carded a two-day total of 787 to finish seventh. Aledo shot a 622 to win the title. Keller placed second (655) and Midlothian was third (658).
McKesson led the Lady Spartans, finishing 12th after shooting a 171. Wilkins fired a 204 to place 29th. Luker was 30th after carding a 205. Arian Prickett was 31st (207) and Larissa Guzman was 34th (241).