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March 28, 2014

JHS golfers punch ticket to regionals; Brown takes medalist honors

BULLARD —

New faces in new places...for the first time in quite sometime the Jacksonville High School boys golf team has qualified for the Class 4A, Region II Tournament, which is scheduled for April 14-15 at Fort Worth's The Links at Waterchase.

The Tribe linksters, coached by Cecil Newton, took second in the team standings at the District 16-4A Tournament this week, tallying a round of 312 on Monday at Pines Dunes and then turning in a team-total 333 Wednesday on final-day play over the Eagle's Bluff course.

Lindale (306-315 — 621) ended up 24 strokes in front of the Tribe to claim the District 16-4A crown.

Whitehouse (698), Corsicana (672), Nacogdoches (674) and John Tyler (917) completed the order of finish.

“The kids really worked hard and they were able to accomplish their goal,” Newton said. “I think it will be a good opportunity for them to compete at regionals and we are looking forward to that experience.”

Jacksonville's

Cameron Brown earned district medalist lauds after recording a sizzling 67 on Monday and a 70 in the final round to check in at 137.

Five strokes back of Brown was D.J. Godoy of Lindale who finished second in the individual standings. Cameron Coulter (76-78 — 154), also representing Lindale, wound up third.

“Cameron (Brown) shot two great rounds of golf and earned personal bests,” Newton said. “He finished strong this year and is really on top of his game right now.”

Completing the order of finish for team Jacksonville were, Anthony Mobley (86-84 — 170), Trent Sansom (83-89 — 172), Cash Cleaver (76-97 —173) and Josh Ambroson (106-90 — 196).

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