Lady Pirates prepping for district

The Granbury Lady Pirates golf team posted its best two-day total since the 2010-11 season this past weekend.

The Lady Pirates put together back-to-back rounds of 375 for a 750 total at Tangle Ridge golf course in Grand Prairie at the Lady Panther Spring Cup. They were 10th overall.

Freshman Mollee-Jo Crain led Granbury with a 179 (90-89). Senior Chelsea Judge followed close behind with rounds of 87-93 for a 180.

“Mollee-Jo works very hard on her game and her scores reflects that hard work,” said Lady Pirate coach Becky Addison. “Chelsea and Mollee-Jo will be key players in our success at the district tournament.”

Sophomores Madeline Phillips and Tifton Puckett came in with scores of 195 (98-97) and 196 (100-96), respectively, rounding out the team scoring.

“These two also could be key players in our district outcome,” said Addison. “Their work ethic is great, and I am confident that between now and district they will spend every extra minute working on their game.”

Skylar Woodward, a junior, finished with 101-104 for a 205.

“Skylar has the ability to be a very good player and could earn a spot in the top five (on the team) at district,” said Addison.

Broken Arrow, Okla. won the tournament with a 635 (329-306), with Trinity Christian-Addison second at 640 (330-310).

Courtney Dow of TCA (77-68) and Lydia Traylor of Midlothian (72-73) shared top medalist honors, each shooting 145.

The District 7-4A Preview Tournament is this weekend at Pecan Valley.

“I will be taking these five girls, as well as, juniors Juliana Eckley and Hannah Prewitt, sophomores Alexis Gapinski and Laurel Burns, and freshman Reagan Wilkinson,” said Addison.

“This preview will give us an opportunity to play the district course two days and get a look at our district competition. Aledo’s A team is clearly the district favorite and currently ranked third in the state.

“We know Aledo’s B group is also a strong group of players, so our focus is to match up with them and grab the second place spot at district.”