Continuing what has become an annual tradition with the Granbury Lady Pirate golf program, two girls competed late last week at the Class 4A Region I Tournament in Abilene.
Chelsea Judge and Alexis Gapinski represented the Lady Pirates, extending to six a streak of consecutive seasons in which the program has had competitors playing in the regional tournament.
Judge put together consecutive rounds of 96-96 for a 192 total on the Diamondback Golf Course. She tied for 37th place individually.
Gapinski had rounds of 117 and 118 for a 235 total and an 83rd overall finish.
The duo qualified for regionals after being the top two medalists not on a qualifying team from the District 7-4A Tournament. Judge was sixth overall and Gapinski eighth.
“I am really proud of Chelsea and Alexis for getting to the regional tournament,” said Lady Pirate coach Becky Addison.
“It was a tough couple of days with the wind and the drastic temperature changes, but they competed well and learned a lot. It really motivated them to work harder this summer to get their game to a new level for next year.
“I have 11 girls in golf at this time, and according to the counselors at Crossland, I have 11 incoming ninth-graders for next year as well. So with 20-plus girls expected next year, I am beyond excited.
“This group this year has been such a pleasure to work with, and I am already thinking how good we will be next year if they continue to work through the summer.”
Judge is a junior and Gapinski, only a freshman, didn’t play a varsity tournament until February.