Wednesdayâ€™s first round of the 3A Region I Golf Tournament got underway in less than ideal conditions at Meadowbrook Golf Course in Lubbock, leaving several players and coaches a little upset with the condition of the course.
Despite the poor conditions, the Borger Bulldogs made the most of the first round by shooting a team score of 319 to put them five strokes ahead of second place Andrews, 324.
Tyler Sosebee shot the high score for Borger on Wednesday, with a 77, to put him tied for sixth place, while Will Paulsell shot a 78 to place him tied for eighth.
Due to an illness within the team, Billy Haynes stepped in as the teamâ€™s fifth golfer and fired an impressive 81 for the first round.
Borger Head Golf Coach Clinton Grange was pleased with his teamâ€™s performance on Wednesday but understands a lot of work will need to be done today, saying, â€śIâ€™m pleased with the teamâ€™s first round play. The greens are difficult to putt because of the the poor course condition, and itâ€™s difficult for all the players to get a consistent feel. At this point itâ€™s who has the toughest mental game, and so far, the Dogs are on top--Iâ€™m proud of the boys!â€ť
Senior Hunter Wade of Perryton holds the individual lead shooting a first round 71.
REGION I-3A BOYS
Wednesdayâ€™s First-Round Results
Team standings: 1. Borger, 319; 2. Andrews, 324; 3. Glen Rose, 325; 4. Levelland, 326; 5. (tie) Abilene Wylie, Big Spring, 327; 7. Perryton, 328; 8. Mineral Wells, 331; 9. Graham, 333; 10. Bridgeport, 340; 11. Fort Stockton, 343; 12. Frisco Centennial, 354; 13. Pecos, 355; 14. Lubbock Cooper, 360; 15. Iowa Park, 376; 16. Clint, 436.
Medalist: 1. Hunter Wade, Perryton, 71; 2. Ryan Mercer, Sweetwater, 72; 3. (tie) Blake Lindsey, Decatur, Blake Brorman, Big Spring, 74; 5. Jeff Joyce, Andrews, 76; 6. (tie) Tyler Sosebee, Borger, Austin Jordan, Glen Rose, 77; 8. (tie) Brett Weeks, Mineral Wells, Taylor Grant, Abilene Wylie, Andrew Lewis, Graham, Zane Stafford, Levelland, Will Paulsell, Borger, 78.
Borger first round scores: Tyler Sosebee 77; Will Paulsell 78;Â Billy Haynes 81; Austin Swender 83; Dylan Coffer 84.
Individual scores(qualified for regionals as an individual) : Andrew Flores 94