Rain postpones conclusion of first round of Region I-4A girls golf tourney, 27 holes Tuesday

Derrick Stuckly Brownwood Bulletin derrick.stuckly@brownwoodbulletin.com
Pictured is one of the greens, with water standing in the fairway, at Shadow Hills Golf Course in Lubbock Monday.

LUBBOCK — Just nine holes were completed at the Region I-4A girls golf tournament before heavy rain at Shadow Hills Golf Course forced the postponement of the opening round.

All golfers completed nine holes before play was called, and will complete the final nine holes of their opening round at 8 a.m. today. After the completion of the first round, golfers will embark on their 18-hole second round later today.

According to Lady Lions head coach Laura Martin, “We had a delay until 10:15 a.m., then we attempted to shotgun everyone on the front in fivesomes because the back was unplayable. The conditions were horrific — rain, 47 mph wind and the course was flooded.”

The Brownwood Lady Lions clinched a regional berth by placing second at the 6-4A tournament, while junior Sydney Roberts — the defending regional champion — is making her third appearance in Lubbock after capturing the district title.

The top three teams and top three individuals not on qualifying teams will advance to the state tournament at Onion Creek Golf Course in Austin April 27-28.