Reporter Staff Report
Entering this week's second round of District 7-3A play, the Glen Rose Tigers sat atop both the team and individual standings.
Austin Jordan needed just 70 strokes in the first round and Hunter Blanks scored a 72 to lead the Tigers to an impressive team total of 302, 12 shots better than Gatesville (314) and 13 ahead of China Spring (315). Jordan and Blanks are first and second on the individual leaderboard.
Shane Washburn and Pat Magee both had rounds of 80 and Tanner Tongate shot an 81 to round out the Glen Rose team card.
The Tigers' No. 2 team consisting of Brandon Oliver, Jesse Betsill, Kyle Keller and Mauro D'Angelo posted a score of 423.
The Tigers have had a strong spring, winning one outright team title and tying for another while finishing second and fourth in other events.
Glen Rose was the outright champion of a tournament hosted by Robinson on March 16. The Tigers posted a team score of 314, 22 strokes better than second-place Robinson (336). Jordan won that event with a 77, Blanks and Tongate tied for third at 79 and Washburn was fifth at 80.
Glen Rose tied district rival Gatesville with a team score of 309 in China Spring March 8. Blanks and Jordan were first and second, respectively, with scores of 71 and 72. Washburn was 10th with a round of 81.
Gatesville topped the Tigers by one stroke at Squaw Valley Golf Club on March 2, shooting a 309 to GRHS' 310. Blanks placed second individually with a 73 while Jordan and Washburn each shot 77 to tie for seventh.
The Tigers (33) finished 33 shots behind victorious host Gatesville and finished fourth on March 23 despite an impressive round of 69 by individual winner Jordan.
See the April 14 edition of The Reporter for updates on the District 7-3A tournament.