Benson leads Pirates to second in tourney

March 2, 2013

Led by the play of 2012 state qualifier Travis Benson, the Granbury Pirates took second place in the Cleburne Invitational golf tournament recently.

Benson had back-to-back rounds of 1-under-par 71 on the Cleburne Golf Links to take top individual honors.

Behind his play, the Pirates shot a 598, two strokes behind Trophy Club Nelson.

“I am very proud of these guys for the way they competed in tough conditions,” said Granbury coach Steve Ward, noting the bitter cold weather.

Justin Largent was seventh overall with a 150 (73-77), followed by Zac Wall at 152 (81-71), Patrick Wilson with a 154 (80-74) and Briggs Berry at 162 (83-79).

The top four scores in each round are the team total.


Benson was named Sportsman of the Year recently by the Texas Junior Golf Association. The award is given to the golfer who demonstrates exemplary leadership and character both on and off the course.

Benson also played in the tournament that accompanied the awards ceremony. He shot 147 (74-73) to tie for 11th.


The Granbury varsity Gold squad took the top prize in the Creek Classic tournament earlier this week at Walnut Creek Country Club in Mansfield The Pirates shot a team total of 352.

Leading the Pirates were Mason Meek and Brady Wright, each with an 87. Davis McDuff shot 88, followed by Harrison Knight with a 90 and Riley Summer at 93.


The Granbury girls began the spring golf season by competing in the RegionL Preview tournament at Diamondback Golf Course in Abilene. Granbury shot a two-day total of 823 (431-392).

“The weather was very cold, but little wind and sunny, so that helped,” said coach Becky Addison.

Chelsea Judge led the Lady Pirates with rounds of 89 and 93. Juliana Eckley shot 112-95 for a 207 total, Myranda Allen shot 220 (122-98), Skylar Woodward 223 (117-106), and Alexis Gapinski posted a 228 (113-115).


The Indians shot 389 to take third place at the Iredell Tournament at Squaw Valley in Glen Rose. Waco won and China Springs was second.

Colby Clinton led Lipan with a 90, followed by Trevor Hedeman with a 95. Ben Ward came in at 100 and Reese Addison posted a 104.

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