AUSTIN — Early Longhorn junior Jake Angerstein followed an opening-round 78 with a second-round 73 Tuesday to post a 151 composite score, good for a fifth-place tie place at the UIL 3A Boys Golf State Tournament.
“I think I played a lot better than I scored,” Angerstein said. “Both days my last few holes kind of got me. I found trouble on them both days. If you take the last few holes each day I would have shot a lot better. But for the most part, I was really pleased with how I played.”
Palmer’s Noah Vasquez (78-73=151) and Comfort’s Cooper New (79-72=151) joined Angerstein in the fifth-place tie.
Angerstein finished five strokes behind bronze medalist Ethan Miller of Georgetown Gateway, who posted rounds of 74 and 72 for a 146 total. Nick Beaussoleil of Hardin was fourth with a 150 after rounds of 77 and 73.
Pottsboro’s Austyn Reily captured the state championship with a 137 composite, opening with a 69 and closing with a 68, followed by state runner-up Garrett Leak of Brock, who carded a 73 and 71 for a 144 tally.
In the team race, Pottsboro was the state champion with a 621 score followed by Troup (630) and New Diana (657), which won a playoff over Merkel. Comanche (671) came in fourth.
Angerstein, making his third consecutive appearance at the 3A state tournament at Grey Rock Golf Course in Austin, finished 25th overall as a freshman and fifth as a sophomore.
“I’ll definitely be looking to do better next year, but I’m not worried or anything,” Angerstein said. “I just know I have to keep practicing and it will work out. I got a lot more consistent this year, came away with two or three wins and never shot in the 80s. Overall I was really pleased with how I played all year.”