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April 18, 2014

Class 4A, Region II Golf Championship: Future looks bright for Tribe golf

ARLINGTON —

Jacksonville been absent from the regional golf tournament for a number of year, but that changed earlier this week when head coach Cecil Newton's Tribe golf team took part in the 36-hole Class 4A, Region II Championship Tournament.

The setting for the event was Water Chase Golf Club in Arlington.

The Tribe finished in 12th place in the team standings, coming in at a combined 704.

Highland Park (Blue) won the championship with a 607, followed by Mansfield Legacy (Red) at 616 and Texarkana Texas High at 621.

A total of 16 teams contested the title.

Scottie Fleischer of Highland Park Blue took home medalist lauds after firing rounds of 74 and70 to come in at 144.

Scheffler wound up three strokes in front of runner-up Garrett landers form Sulphur Springs.

“The players' goals at the beginning of the year was to win district and advance to regional,” Jacksonville head golf coach, Cecil Newton, said. “We finished second in district and we advanced to regionals.

“I am proud of these young men and the way they represented the Jacksonville Indians.”

Newton added that the highlight of the tourney for Jacksonville was Trent Sansom firing a career-best round of 77 on Tuesday.

“Trent is a senior and what a way to finish out his athletic career at Jacksonville,” Newton said. “He is a true competitor and leader. Trent will be missed and will be hard to replace.”

Sansom shot an opening round of 90 to finish at 167.

District medalist Cameron Brown, a junior, had a sub-par round on Monday when he carded an 88, but he got back on track in the final round to come-in at 78.

“Cameron just couldn't find his rhythm on Monday,” Newton said. “He has had a tremendous season and he is a junior and he will be back next year competing for district medalist again.”

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