SPORTS HEADLINES

Eagles roll to victory

By Clay Corbett | Published Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Decatur Eagles cruised to the title Tuesday at the District 9-3A tournament at Tanglewood Golf Course in Pottsboro.

Decatur shot a two-day total of 625 to easily get past second-place Bridgeport with its 708.

OUT ON TOP - Decatur freshman Drew Jones helped lead the Eagles to a District 9-3A championship Tuesday. He won the individual title by 13 strokes. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

OUT ON TOP – Decatur freshman Drew Jones helped lead the Eagles to a District 9-3A championship Tuesday. He won the individual title by 13 strokes. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Both teams will advance to the Region II Tournament next week right back at Tanglewood.

Decatur’s Drew Jones was the first overall medalist after a two-day total of 146. The freshman shot 74 on day one and fired a 72 on Tuesday.

The Eagles’ Eric Gage captured second place with a 159, and Dylan Rottner was third with a two-day 160 after winning a playoff over teammate Jansen Alker. Dylan Erwin penciled a 180.

“If we can shoot those scores for two days at regionals we will be in pretty good shape,” Decatur coach Kyle Story said.

TOP SPOT - Bridgeport's Lexi Read narrowly misses a putt during the first round of the District 9-3A Tournament Monday. Read took the overall girls title and the Sissies finished first as a team. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

TOP SPOT – Bridgeport’s Lexi Read narrowly misses a putt during the first round of the District 9-3A Tournament Monday. Read took the overall girls title and the Sissies finished first as a team. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Decatur’s second team finished one stroke behind Bridgeport to take third place with a 709.

Brendan Kirby led the second team with a two-day total of 170. After a 92 on day one, Charlie Shannon fired an 84 Tuesday for a 176. Cade Lamirand also had a great second day with an 82 after a 95 on day one.

Colton Horton had a 186, and Kyle Hubbard finished with a 199.

“We played a lot better today,” Story said. “Our second team was able to take 13 strokes off their score from Monday. The wind was still blowing we just shot better.”

Shannon and Kirby will go to regionals as the top two medalists not on an advancing team.

Brayden Garrett led Bridgeport with an 84 Monday and an 81 on Tuesday.

“He has led us the last three tournaments,” his coach, Alan Green, said. “He made the decision recently to work and get better. The results of that showed this week.”

The Sissies picked up another district title Tuesday and will advance to regionals. They were able to get past second-place Krum.

Lexi Read was the first-place medalist.

“They have been real consistent all year,” Green said.

Decatur’s Emily Howdeshell fired a two-day total 285.

Not all scores were available at press time. Look for the rest of the results in the weekend edition of the Messenger.

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