Austin Westlake dominated the Region IV-6A regional golf tournament with a seven under par total of 561 over two days of play at the Republic Golf Club in San Antonio. Lake Travis finished second at 587 and will advance to the state tournament to be held at Legacy Hills in Georgetown on May 22-23.
Westlake jumped into the lead with a two under par total of 282 in the first round and then put their stamp on the contest with a five under par 279 total in the second round.
Reese Ramsey led the Westlake team with a five under 66 in the first round and followed it up with a one under par 70 in the second round. The six under par total was good for individual medalist honors. Close on his heels was Matthew Denton who carded 70, 68 to finish second in the individual race.
All five players on the Westlake team finished in the top eight places in the individual scoring. That’s how you win championships. One or two players go low but the rest of the team provides excellent performances as well. Thomas Buckholt and Reid Davenport recorded 144 totals and finished tied for 5th while Michael Rome recorded a 146 total and tied for 8th place. The team shot seven under par for the championship. That wins a lot of tournaments.
Lake Travis played well, posting a 587 team total and will be headed to state. But right now, it’s Westlake in the spotlight.