The Clark Cougar golf team, under first year head coach Chris Weil, is holding tryouts this week. Twelve ladies played nine holes yesterday at Olmos and will play again Thursday at Brackenridge. The guys will hit the course today and then join the ladies at Brackenridge tomorrow. The teams start play shortly after tryouts in the next few days. Enjoy these pictures from Ciara Clark of yesterday’s tryouts.
Athletic director and Head Coach Steve McGhee is welcoming new coaches to the Clark staff for the upcoming school year. For the next few days, ClarkCougarSports.com will help introduce you to these new faces in the athletic department. Today meet:
Chris Weil (Head Coach – Golf)
Last week was a busy week for the Clark golf teams. The week started with the ladies Black team participating in a tournament at Alsatian in the Brandeis Invitational. The team captured 3rd place–led by senior Grace Diana’s score of 90. Marissa Fallis and Kristen Dunn followed up with 92′s for a team total of 371. Great work ladies!
The ladies Silver team’s week was highlighted by a productive practice session at Oak Hills. The ladies focused on their short games–putting and chipping. Improving that aspect of their games will help their scoring as they prepare for the district tournament that will be held at Alsatian on April 2-3.
Both men’s teams participated on Friday and Saturday at Golf Club of Texas at the Holmes Invitational. The black team missed getting a trophy by a slim margin as they finished fourth. J T Caldarola and Tyler Bercher lead the team and tied for 2nd medalist with a two day total of 155. Caldarola won 2nd place medalist by winning a score card playoff. The Silver team placed in the middle of the pack. Senior Jordon Gregory and junior Sean Butler played well for the Silver team. The next tournament for both teams will be the district competition held at Alsatian on April 9-10.
-Coach Burkett and Coach Whitehead
The JV girls team of Emily Stewart, Emilia Jansse, Madi Claus, Emily Johnson , and Kaylee Johnson competed in their very first tournament of the season on October 31st. This tournament was a novice 9 hole tournament with the first two hours of the day devoted to instruction by PGA certified golf pro’s. The girls were able to work on all aspects of their game, from drives to putting, and then take advantage of their practice on the course. Our girls, many of whom are first year golfers, were able to take what they learned and place 4th. Way to go team. We are very proud of your amazing start!
Additionally, the varsity boys are psyched and ready for this weekend! The team of JT Caldarola, Trevor Colen, Tyler Bercher, Jeremy Gordon, and Jordan Gregory will be participating in the NEISD Texas Shootout. This two-day tournament at Pecan Valley starts Friday morning at 9:44 a.m. with Clark teeing off at the first hole. The boys play 18 holes on Friday and then are back on the course Saturday morning for another 18 holes. If you are in the Pecan Valley area, stop by and cheer the boys on!!
The varsity girls’ team started their season on October 24th at the Hunter’s Moon Tournament at Northern Hills golf course. The girls finished a respectable 5th place out of 15 teams. Players included Grace Diana, Kristen Dunn, Marissa Fallis, Maddie Diana, Megan Johnson and Amanda Schroeder. Disappointed with their performance the girls are putting in extra practice time gearing up for their next outing on November 11th and 12th.
Grip and rip, Coogs!
The boys golf team of Jordan Gregory, Cole Wilder, Lawrence Harper, Sean Butler, and Estefan Garcia tied for 3rd at the Warren Boys Invitational Golf tournament held on October 17th. Placing ahead of Warren, Taft, Brandeis and Marshall, the boys showed that all the Clark boys teams are ready to compete. O’Connor was the only 27-5A team to place ahead of the Cougars.
Jordan Gregory paced the Clark group with an 81, placing him tied for 12th. The field included over 90 competitors from across the area. Way to go Jordan! Also competing, as individual medalists were Andy Lin and Ben Green.
The girls’ season starts on October 24th, with the varsity team of Grace Diana, Kristen Dunn, Marissa Fallis, Maddie Diana, Megan Johnson and Amanda Schroeder participating in the Hunters Moon tournament at Northern Hills. Good luck girls!
The Cougar Golf boys silver team made up of Lawrence Harper, Andrew Pina, Harrison Eaton, Kruz Crosier and Eric Asencio took 1st place at the NISD Novice tournament held at Northcliffe Golf Course. Competing against 15 other teams the boys swept the competition that included several other teams from District 27-5A.
> Leading the Clark team, Harrison Eaton shot an 87, and finished 2nd overall for the tournament. Congratulations Harrison!
> Also placing in the top five were Eric Asencio and Kruz Crosier who placed 4th and 5th respectively.
> Next up for the boys is the Brandeis Open on Oct 17. The girls are continuing to practice hard for their first tournament on October 24th.
The Clark Cougar varsity boys golf team started the season with a solid performance, tying for 4th place at the O’Connor Icebreaker Tournament. Over 18 teams were represented in this first tournament of the season and only 4 shots separated the top 6 teams.
Clark represented District 27-5A well, placing ahead of Warren, Taft, Brandeis, Marshall and Brennan. The team they will chase all season looks to be O’Connor who also placed 4th. Clark’s own, Trevor Colen, was one of the top 10 overall best scores, with a score of 80. Great job Trevor!!
Way to start out the season JT Caldarola, Jeremy Gordon, Trevor Colen, Tyler Bercher, Chase Kellam, and Clay Traeger!
The Varsity Boys Golf team will play in their first tournament on Monday, Sept 19th. The O’Connor Icebreaker will be held at Sonterra South and Clark has fielded an amazing team that is ready to get the season started.
The team representing Clark consists of JT Caldarola, Jeremy Gordon, Trevor Colen, Tyler Bercher & Chase Kellam. Clay Traeger will also be playing as an individual medalist.
Good luck Cougars!
Despite heat, wildfires and everything else that can interfere, the Clark golf teams are preparing for their first tournaments with the boys varsity starting on September 19th. You can see the entire schedule here or look at the calendar on the right for Cougar golf action (GOL).
Grip it and rip it, Coogs!