Second, fourth place efforts for Kinkade siblings at state golf tournament
AUSTIN — Blanket’s Marki Kinkade will return home with a silver medal following a runner-up performance at the UIL Class A girls golf state tournament, which concluded Thursday at Lions Municipal Golf Course.
Meanwhile, Tiger Luke Kinkade just missed out on a state medal as he finished in a three-way tie for fourth place during UIL Class A boys golf state tournament.
After posting an initial 82 Wednesday, Marki Kinkade carded a 36-hole hole total of 161, which was a dozen strokes better than third-place Emily Waller of Baird (173).
Marki Kinkade reduced her second-round score by three strokes, firing a 79 on Thursday. But Shaley Goad of Briscoe Fort Elliott shaved two shots off her opening round 78 and captured the state championship by a comfortable seven strokes, carding a composite 154.
Luke Kinkade followed an opening 80 Wednesday with an 82 on Thursday to card a 162 composite score, which left him deadlocked with Keith Balthhrop of Throckmorton and Sterling White of Happy.
Lanham Brown of Throckmorton captured the state championship with a two-day tally of 148 trailed by runner-up Mitchell Downing (150) of Happy and bronze medalist Mathew Orsak (152) of Moulton.
In the final team standings, the Blanket boys finished ninth, dropping a spot on Thursday. The Tigers carded an 810 team score, which trailed state champion Throckmorton (663), runner-up Happy (682), Bronte (710), Motley County (713), Grady (745), Munday (779), Moulton (780) and Knippa (784).
Blanket’s Toby Florence improved by 10 strokes Thursday, posting an 88 to finish with a 186 composite score. Jason Schwab carded a second-day 111 to finish with a 223, trailed by James Frink with a 125 in the second round and 239 total and Jordan Chasteen with a 127 final 18 and 259 composite score.
Sidney’s Garrett Drummond climbed into the top 10, improving by 11 strokes Thursday to fire a 167 composite score — good for ninth overall.
Justin Hallmark, from Richland Springs, shaved 14 strokes off his second day score, carding an 83 to finish with a 180 composite total — good for a tie for 19th.