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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

New tourneys in ’07 for PHS golfers

For the first time in years, the Pecos Eagles boys golf team will be hosting their own varsity tournament in 2007, along with the final round of the District 2-3A Tournament, while Pecos’ girls will also be hosting the last round of their three-round district tourney, and will have an early-season trip to Austin as part of their 2007 spring schedule.

Both the boys and girls teams had limited schedules during the fall season. Their regular spring schedules get underway the first weekend of February, with the boys traveling to Monahans while the girls go to the San Angelo Girls Golf Classic.

The following week the boys will host the Pecos River Invitational at the Reeves County Golf Course. It’s the first time in over a decade the Eagles have hosted a pre-district varsity tournament, though they have had junior varsity tournaments there in recent years.

Pecos’ girls won’t have a varsity tournament before district play, but they will be in Austin the weekend the boys are playing at home as one of a selected group of schools invited to play the site of this year’s Class 3A state finals, the Morris Williams Golf Course.

“They decided to host the tournament to give us all a chance to experience the golf course,” said head coach Tina Doan, whose team placed third at state last year, and second in 2003, both times at the Jimmy Clay Golf Course.

The girls will have a JV tournament on their home course on March 66, and another in Andrews in mid-February, while the varsity’s other pre-district tournaments are at Fort Stockton and Midland in February and in Andrews the second week of March. The boys also will go to Fort Stockton, Midland and Andrews the weekends prior to the girls’ trips, while coach Pat Gent’s team will have one other pre-district tournament, on March 9-10 at Sweetwater.

Both the boys and girls teams will play their district rounds on the same day and at the same site this year, though with only 14 holes at the Reeves County Golf Course, the girls will play in the morning on April 12 while the boys play in the afternoon to wrap up their 54-hole district tournament.

With Presidio not having a golf team and only four teams in the district, each school will get to host one round of the 2-3A tourney. The first round is on March 27 at Fort Stockton and the second round a week later in Monahans. The top two finishers and the top six individuals will advance to the Region I-3A Tournament in late April, with the two top teams and top six invididuals going onto the Class 3A state finals on May 10-11 in Austin.

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