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April 9, 2014

Greenville's Lions finish third in 13-4A golf

ANNA —   Greenville’s Lions gave way to a very strong wind and to the Wylie Pirates while finishing third on Tuesday at the District 13-4A golf tournament.

  The Lions entered the final round at Hurricane Creek Country Club with a four-shot lead over Wylie in the race for the second regional playoff berth. But the Lions lost ground to Wylie while batting wind gusts up to 44 miles per hour.

  Greenville, which shot a 337 in Monday’s opening round, jumped up to a 366 on Tuesday to finish at 703 for the tournament, 22 shots behind Wylie (341-340-681).

  McKinney North, the host team, claimed the district title with rounds of 323 and 349 for a 672 total.

  William Strickland and David Weaks led the Lions for the tournament, earning all-district honors with their finishes. Strickland shot a 91 on Tuesday to go with a 78 on Monday for a 169 total. Weaks carded rounds of 82 and 96 for a 178.

  Next for the Lions were Jonathon DeGarso (93-92-185), Jakob Ross (84-104-188) and Austin Heatherly (110-87-197).

  Cody LaBove, competing as a medalist for Greenville, finished at 215.

  Eric Valenzuela of Wylie East won medalist honors with rounds of 75 and 77 for a 152 total. Zach Anderson of McKinney North fired two 78s to finish second and Chris Collom of Sherman was third.

  Royse City’s Bulldogs, led by Jeffery Moseley with a 177, finished seventh in the team standings with a 756 total.

  The top two boys teams, plus Valenzuela and Collom will advance to the Region II-4A tournament on Monday and Tuesday at The Links at Waterchase in Fort Worth.

  Lucas Lovejoy and Wylie East finished first and second in the girls team standings with totals of 782 and 787.

  Royse City finished sixth with two 453s for a 906 total.

  Greenville was eighth with a 1,088 total.

  Katie Gornto led Royse City with rounds of 98 and 107 for a 205 total.

  Emily McGee led the Lady Lions (136-127-263).

  Vivian Pham of Wylie topped the girls medalists with rounds of 87 and 86 for 173 total, one shot better than Kristen Rogers of Lovejoy.

  The top two girls teams, plus Pham and Kailyn McFarlane of McKinney North, will advance to the Region II-4A girls tournament on April 16-17 at the Tierre Verde Golf Club in Arlington.

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