Montgomery and Lake Creek are both sending their top teams to the regional after a pair of successful days at the District 20-5A championship at Lake Windcrest Golf Club in Magnolia.
The second round wrapped up Tuesday and saw Montgomery close out the 20-5A title with a two-round total of 609, 33 strokes over par. The Bears’ top team shot a 297 on Tuesday, 15 strokes better than round one.
Lake Creek, which is sending a team to the regional for the first time in program history, saw its top team place second at 56 over par. Kingwood Park’s first team placed third at plus-88.
Montgomery’s second team placed fourth at plus-94 and Lake Creek’s second team shot 111 strokes over par to take fifth. Porter’s first and second teams were sixth and seventh at plus-128 and plus-267, respectively.
Montgomery’s top team was led by individual champion Eyan Edsall, who finished three over par for the championship and beat out Cole Wiley of Kingwood Park and Lake Creek’s Brecken Franklin, who were both five over par.
Wiley and Jaxson Daniele of Porter’s top team, who shot seven over par, were the individual regional qualifiers.
The Region III-5A boys championship will be played in College Station at The Golf Club at Texas A&M on April 21 and 22.
Montgomery had four of its top team’s golfers in the top seven individuals. Cason Holzshu finished eight over par and placed fifth. Holzshu shot the only round for the tournament that was under par with his 71 (minus-1) round Tuesday. Dillon Barnard placed sixth at plus-10 and Hogan Choate was seventh at plus-12. Juan Megallanes was 25 over par and finished 17th.
James Gardner, who was on Montgomery’s second team, was eighth as an individual at 15 over par.
Lake Creek was led by Franklin, a medalist for the district along with Wiley and Edsall. Dylan Bradley (plus-16, ninth) and Jackson Wolford (plus-17, 10th) rounded out the top 10 individuals. Bryce McLaughlin placed 13th at 19 over par. Dylan Clark, also on Lake Creek’s top team, placed 14th at plus-20 over two days.
The Lions saw an individual competitor, Jack Byrd, finish in a tie for 11th place at 18 over par.
Joshua Richards of Caney Creek shot a two-round total of 204, 60 over par, to place 38th. Owen Farmer of New Caney was 122 over par and finished 52nd.