Pair of Lady Pirates compete at golf regionals

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.