Pirates open golf season at Granger

The Granbury Pirates began the 2013 fall golf season in their usual way, by competing in the Bart Granger Memorial tournament at Pecan Valley Golf Course in Fort Worth this past weekend.

The tournament, hosted by Fort Worth Paschal High School, is the largest high school tournament in America and is in its 16th year. It was named after the former Paschal golfer who died in an automobile accident in the late 1990s.

The tournament is normally three rounds over two days, but rain reduced it to two rounds this year. Granbury shot 640 to finish 36th in the field of 49 teams from across the United States.

The Pirates, who advanced to state last season, opened with a 339 and improved to 301 in the second round. They were led by Briggs Berry (81-71) and Zach Wall (78-74), each turning in a 152.

Amarillo Tascosa won the tournament, shooting a 589 (299-290), followed by Trophy Club Nelson at 594 (304-290).

Johnny Jones of Nelson posted top individual honors with a 138 (70-68).

“Real pleased with the guys this week,” said Granbury coach Steven Ward. “First day was an endurance race playing in the rain. Second day the boys really played well and showed their potential.

“The guys really played well in their first tournament out and are fired up about the season.”


Bart Granger Memorial Tournament

Pecan Valley Golf Course

Granbury results

Team finish – 339-301 = 640, 36th out of 49 teams.

Individual scores (top four in each round comprise team total) – Briggs Berry 81-71 = 152, Zach Wall 78-74 = 152, Luke Elliott 90-78 = 168, Brady Wright 93-78 = 171, Baker White 90-84 = 174.