The Lake Travis Girls Golf Team continued it’s dominance in the state 6A girls high school golf scene with a first round score of 288 at the State High School Golf Championship being played at Legacy Hills in Georgetown, Texas. The even par total was good for a seven shot lead over second place Allen and nine shots over Austin Westlake.
In 2016, the Lake Travis girls team won every tournament they played. I think the total was 12 in a row including the district, regional and state championships. They were undefeated. They may have been the best high school golf team the state has ever seen. Not only were they winning but they were shooting under par as a team. Unbelievably good.
This year, the Lake Travis girls have continued to be the team to beat and they have only been beaten a few times. After winning the district and regional tournaments, they are poised to add another state championship to the legacy of this program.
Kaitlyn Papp, who is currently ranked 9th in the American Junior Golf Association rankings, led the scoring for Lake Travis with a five under par 67. Consistent play by the rest of the Lake Travis team enabled them to grab the lead. Hanna Liu shot 73, Morgan Lay 74, Sara Camarena 74. Macy Fox shot 77 but only the four best scores are counted in the team total.
Austin Westlake, who has been pursuing Lake Travis all year and has beaten them on occasion, is nine shots behind with an outside chance to grab the state title. Randi Romak led Austin Westlake in the first round with a two under par 70. Bentley Cotton shot even par 72, Madelyn Jones posted 77 and Sadie Engleman had 78 for a 297 total.
Ellie Szeryk of Allen led the individual scoring with 65, two ahead of Papp and four ahead of Jackie Barry of Humble Kingwood.
The championship is being played at Legacy Hills in Georgetown. The course demands accuracy off the tee and if a player can drive it well there are scoring opportunities, as demonstrated by several scores in the sixties that were posted. The championship concludes with the second round on Tuesday.
The full field scores are available at the University Interscolastic League website. Click here for those scores.