Burke wins crown, both Bear teams punch regional golf ticket

Published 4:19 pm Wednesday, April 3, 2019

BEAUMONT – For the second straight season, Little Cypress-Mauriceville’s Jack Burke can lay claim to being the District 22-4A golf champion.

Burke, a sophomore, finished with a two-round score of 144, winning by a whopping nine strokes.

That easily outdistanced second-place Gavin Myers of Hamshire-Fannett (78-75-153) and third-place Brody Jeanes of Hardin-Jefferson (76-78-154).

The Bear team fought H-J tooth-and-nail for the outright team title, falling short by just one shot but the Bears still punched their regional ticket by claiming second-place.

The Bears finished with a 655 while the Hawks had a 654. H-F was third with a 697.

Following Burke for the Bears were Wyatt Wozniak (87-80-167), Jack Tindel (85-85-170), Mason Sterling (84-90-174) and Travis Love (93-93-186).

The Lady Bears will also compete at the Class 4A Region Tournament by finishing second behind state power H-J.

LC-M freshman Montana Dileo, who has had a huge first campaign, finished as the second medalist after shooting a two-round score of 163 (81-82).

H-J’s Elizabeth Townsend was top medalist with a sizzling 158 (80-78).

The Lady Bears finished with a team score of 825 (421-404) as they lowered their score by 17 strokes on the second day.

Following Dileo for the Lady Bears were Neely Wozniak (94-92-186), Bethany Martinez (122-106-228) and Jaycie Benton (124-124-248).

The Lady Hawks, considered to be a serious team threat for the state title, finished with a 714 (360-354).

The Bridge City Lady Cardinals finished third with a 960 (503-457), improving 46 strokes Wednesday.

Cadence Underwood led the Lady Cardinals with a 180 (93-87), followed by Hannah Kincannon 250 (120-130), Abby Murchison 254 (130-124) and Delia Fournet 276 (160-116).