Vandegrift Boys Teams
The Vandegrift Boys Golf Teams captured first and third while the Vandegrift Girls Team finished second in the 2016 5A State High School Golf Championship Tournament at Wolfdancer Golf Club in Bastrop, Texas.
In a highly unusual event, Vandegrift qualified two teams for both the boys and girls state 5A tournament. Their play in state tournament proved the Vandegrift golf program is flourishing. The photo below includes both the Black and Silver boys teams and was taken at the regional championship.
The Vandegrift “Black” Team, captured the title with under par team totals in both rounds. They shot three under 285 the first round and one under 287 the second round. A wonderful performance.
At the state tournament, the Black team included Daniel Martinez, Lucas Mylet, Cooper Dossey, Tobin Niblett, and Brandon Hoff. This is the third consecutive state championship for the Vandegrift Boys.
They won the state 4A championship two years ago, the 5A last year and the 5A championship this year. Next year they are scheduled to move to 6A.
In 2014, the state championship team included William Martinez, Cooper Dossey, Chase Phillips, Tobin Niblett, Daniel Martinez.
In 2015 state championship team consisted of Tobin Niblett, Skyler Young, Brandon Hoff, Daniel Martinez.
Daniel Martinez and Cooper Dossey have played on all three state championship teams.
Cooper Dossey won the 2016 individual title in a convincing fashion, shooting 66-69=135. That was nine under par, eight shots ahead of Mac Meissiner of Alamo Heights. Brandon Hoff won the third place trophy in the individual race with even par 144.
Dossey finished second last year, one shot behind the winner. He finished third in the previous year.
Vandegrift Girls Team
The Vandegrift Girls “Black” Team won second place in the state 5A golf championship. The team included Story Shaw, Jensen Julufka, Sarah Rovenstine, Hailey Derrickson and Sophie Di Gesualdo. Matt Wernecke is the coach for the girls team as well as the boys team.
After a third place finish last year, the second place finish in state indicates the girls team is moving in the right direction.
Congratulations to all the players, coaches and families in the Vandegrift golfing community.