EULESS, Texas — Texas High junior Thomas Curry survived strong winds and a loaded field Saturday in the Lanny Wadkins Classic at the Texas Star Golf Course to win medalist honors.
Curry conquered Mother Nature on Friday with a 2-under-par 69 in wind estimated to be blowing 25-30 miles per hour. He followed with a 3-under 68 Saturday, his 137 total three shots better than Oklahoma State recruit Preston Stout of J.J. Pearce. Martin Kemp of Highland Park was third at 142.
The tournament attracted the best golf schools and players in Texas. University of Arkansas recruit Kaelyn Dulhanney finished fourth at 145. Future Texas A&M golfer Jack Usner tied for seventh place at 147.
Lanny Wadkins attracts strong field
“Just about everyone struggled with the wind in the first round,” said THS coach Ryan Huntze. “Curry’s 69 was incredible considering the conditions. I was very happy to see him win his second tournament of the year against some stiff competition. Overall, we played some sloppy golf, and struggled around the greens.”
Texas High placed ninth in the team standings at 53-over-par. The Tigers shot 318 in the opening round, improving to 303 on Saturday.
Woodlands Christian led wire-to-wire in winning the team trophy with rounds of 306 and 290. Texas Christian Academy was 19 strokes back in second place.
Jack Wilson was second for Texas High with rounds of 84 and 76. John D. Patterson shot 90 and 80; Jackson Patterson 82 and 79; and Will Davis 83 and 82.