BURLESON, Texas — The Indians didn't just dominate Wednesday's Burleson Centennial Golf Tournament at Burleson High School, they paced the field.
Waxahachie High School out-putted, out-shot and out-drove three other teams by more than 30 points to win its first boys' varsity tournament of the new season.
"Obviously it takes great golfers to compete at that level," said Terry Minton, the Indians head golf coach, about his first varsity team's score of 303 with a light chuckle. "Anybody that's ever played knows one day you can go out and shoot a 95 and the next day with the same course, ball, clubs and person using them. Consistency is what golf is all about and one of the most difficult aspects to master in golf. If you look at the pros, they go from one week to the other. One week, they may make the cut and the next week they won't. It's just something hard to achieve in the sport of golf."
Minton said both the first and second varsity teams, which shot team scores of 303 and 342 and finished first and third, respectively, exhibited the type of consistency that can help the teams vie with Mansfield ISD for a district championship.
Paul Gonzalez (71), Chuck Pinkstaff (75), Jett Tekell (76), Tobyn Hood (81) and Luke Thomison (83) led the first varsity in scoring. Clayton Knight (84), Josh Fater (84), Jake Davis (86), Zach Navarro (88) and Grant Armstrong (90) led the second team.
"Legacy is going to be really strong this year because they have everybody back from last year's team. They can shoot between the high 290s and low 300s, too," Minton said. "What I think the win did was show our kids we can compete at that level and shoot those scores. If we continue to play at this level, we'll have a good shot of winning the district as a team. If the other bunch can improve their scores, they have a good shot of coming in third place. Paul's a [University of Texas at Arlinton] commit now, so we're looking for him to excel this year and get over that hurdle of getting to the state meet as an individual."
Other than Gonzalez, the Indians also had two varsity medalists compete in the tournament.
Luke Morgan and Austin Stallcop, who scored a 73 and 81, joined Gonzalez as Waxahachie's three golfers that earned individual honors. Gonzalez (81) placed first and Morgan and Pinkstaff placed second and third.
The Indians will compete in the Denton High School Tournament next tournament Friday at Robson Ranch.