A Georgia native son may have won the Masters, but here in West Texas we are more excited about five local heroes placing second in district and traveling next week to tee off in the regional tournament.
The district meet was held this year at the Muleshoe Country Club Monday, April 9th, with teams from Idalou, Friona, Dimmitt, Littlefield, Tulia, and Abernathy participating along with Muleshoe. The Idalou team won first, Muleshoe placed second, Friona third, and we were very proud that Colten placed third individually, so he was the third place medalist.
Mari likes golf, too, so she and Bill did their part and made up the gallery following Colten’s group as they played the last nine holes. I showed up just in time to see him finish the ninth hole because I was told not to take any pictures during play for fear of distracting him. What fun is that?
Coach Carey Sudduth, who has been the golf coach for the past seven years, says this is probably the fifteenth year the Mules have made it to the regional level, and the tournament rotates between Midland and Odessa. This year it will be at Odessa’s Ratliff Ranch, which is basically a links-style course. You were expecting azaleas? This is West Texas, for crying out loud! So we are hoping for blue skies, sunny weather, and just a hint of wind.