LC-M’s Dileo, Burke shine at State Preview; Dileo set Lady Bear golf record

Published 10:45 am Sunday, March 14, 2021

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Little Cypress-Mauriceviile Bear golfers Montana Dileo and Jack Burke were invited to take part in the State Preview Invitational at Plum Creek golf course in Kyle over the weekend.

Burke is the reigning 4A Boy’s State Champion and Dileo finished in the top ten at the championship in 2019.  This weekend’s tournament featured teams and individuals that are favorites to make State this year and was played in some very tough conditions.  Winds were blowing 25-35 both days and then a steady rain moved in early in round two.

Both Dileo and Burke handled the conditions like pro’s and played some amazing golf.  Montana ran away from the field in round two with a tourney low -4/67 to capture 1st in the tournament in the girl’s division with a two-day total of 72/67 (-3/139).  Jack had the boy’s low round on day 2 with a -1/70 to close a four-shot deficit to two and finished 2nd overall in the boy’s division with a 72/70 (E/142).

Dileo’s round of 67 is a new LC-M girl’s golf record and one off Burke’s overall school record of 66.

Dileo and the Lady Bears team will be back on the course on Monday (3/15) as they will play in the Bridge City tournament at Sunset Grove in Orange.

Burke and the Bears will play in the Nederland tournament at Brentwood Country Club in Beaumont on Monday (3/22).