Senior Derek Winn’s hole-in-one ignited a hot run for McKinney Body, which walked away with an eight-stroke victory Saturday in the Jay Brewer Memorial Tiger Classic at Texarkana Country Club.
Winn aced the 127-yard 11th hole, the first of his career. Boyd finished the event with a 36-hole score of 606, improving 14 shots on the final day with a 296 total. Southlake Carroll posted the second best score of the day with 302, earning the silver medals with a 614 total. The Woodlands was third at 615, while host Texas High placed fourth in the 18-school field at 620.
Highland Park followed the Tigers with 623. First round leader Denton Guyer tied J.J. Pearce for sixth place at 627.
“We got within two shots at one time, and that was exciting,” said Texas High coach Ryan Huntze. “Boyd was very impressive as cold as it was Saturday morning. They’ve got a stout team, but there were a lot of stout teams here this week.
“Camden Robertson played two great rounds (74-74-148) for us. He had to take a two-shot penalty at the 12th hole, but still make bogey. I was proud of the way he competed and played. We’ve got a promising future ahead.”
Winn said he choked down on his pitching wedge to ace the 127-yard 11th hole.
“I couldn’t see the ball, but there were 15-20 people who were all yelling,” said Winn, who finished with an even par 72. “It didn’t make sense to me because I couldn’t see the green.”
Winkler shoots 72 for McKinney Boyd
Boyd senior Cody Winkler also posted a 72 Saturday, finishing third in the medalist race at 145. Rockwall’s Matthew Watkins followed Friday’s 67 with a 73. Trinity Christian Academy’s Michael Heidelbaug shot 67 for a 145 total, second in the individual competition.
“This is our first team win since we were freshmen,” said Winkler. “It feels great! We played great Friday before the three-hour rain delay, but couldn’t adjust in the afternoon.
“Texarkana Country Club is a great course; a real good track and test of golf. You’ve got to be on top of your game in all aspects here. Every hole out here has some type of movement in shaping shots. The greens are extremely tricky.”
Reed Foster shot 77 for the champions, with freshman Hunter Millsap improving 10 strokes with a 74. Thomas Zorn posted a pair of 80s.
Low for the Tigers Saturday was freshman Thomas Curry with a 73. Both Will Patterson and Carter Maneth shot 81, with Jack Wilson following at 82.