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UIL state golf notebook: Melissa’s Sydney Williams wins 2A playoff
AUSTIN — Melissa’s Sydney Williams won the Class 2A individual state title on the third playoff hole at the UIL state golf tournament Friday at Roy Kizer Golf Course.
Williams carded Friday’s best round of 69 tying two-time defending individual state champion Elizabeth Chavarria from Sonora. Despite finding the water on the first playoff hole, Williams tied Sonora. Both parred the second playoff hole, bringing them back to No. 18. This time, Williams laid up short of the water with a 7- iron.
“I chipped on the green and had the same putt as I had on the first playoff hole, and knew I needed to drain it,” said Williams, who finished third last year. “I hit it and it went in the back of the hole. It’s such a blessing after being here for four years.”
Williams fired a 33 on the back nine after shooting 36 on the front. Williams’ 69 came a day after shooting a 76 on the links-style course.
Chavarria’s Sonora team was 22 strokes better than Melissa with a 633 to take home team honors.
Weimar boys finish 1-2: Weimar boys A (613) and B (627) team took first and second in the team event.
Fredericksburg boys win 3A title: Fredericksburg rallied for a one-shot victory over Andrews at the Jimmy Clay Golf Course.
Sam Rogers’ 1-under 71 on Friday, which included an eagle on the fourth hole, led his team to a two-day total of 615.
“We were walking back from the 18th green, and the coaches yelled and we just all dropped our bags and celebrated,” said Rogers, who had six birdies. “It makes it extra special that we came back after being in third yesterday.”
Andrews (616) finished ahead of Prosper (622), which led going into Friday’s final round. Prosper was the defending champion.
Smithville senior Kraig Zimmerhanzel was medalist with a 145 after carding a 74 on Friday. Lindale’s D.J. Godoy finished one stroke back.
Andrews girls repeat in 3A: Andrews girls captured their school’s 10th title with a 42-shot victory. It’s their fourth title in six years.
Andrews (638) finished ahead of Lampasas (680), Gatesville (692) and Prosper (699).