Led by Mathew Denton’s 68, the Westlake Boys Golf Team shot a four under par 284 in the final round of the 6A State Golf Championship to win the title by seven shots over Plano West.
Carrying a slim three shot lead over Plano West going into the final round, Westlake needed a good performance in the second round to win the tournament. Their four under par second round was four better than Plano’s even par 288, so they won by seven. Four under par as a team over two days is an impressive performance. No other team matched or broke par for the two days.
Denton’s 68, along with a first round of 72, gave him a four under par total for the championship, one shot shy of tying for the low individual score. His 140 total put him tied for second with Willam Moll of Houston Memorial. Moll won the two hole playoff for second place.
Reid Davenport, who led the Chap’s scoring in the first round with a 69, posted 73 in the second round for a two day total of 142 and tied for 6th in the individual standings. Michael Rome shot one under par 71 in the second round to go with a first round 72. His one under par total of 143 was good enough to put him tied for 9th. Thomas Bockholt, who had 78 in the first round, really upped his game and posted an even par 72 in the final round.
So, in the final round, Westlake’s players scores were Denton 68, Rome 71, Bockholt 72, Davenport 73, Ramsey 73. That is clutch play and deserving of a state title.
Reese Ramsey, who will be playing for Texas A&M next year is shown here with Coach Nokes, teammate Michael Rome and the state Championship Trophy. Rome will be playing for The University of Texas – San Antonio. Good luck to both graduating seniors.
Ramsey has been the lead player for Westlake for the last couple of years and has mentored his teammates. They credit him for providing leadership and sharing his experience in preparing for the tournament.
Players from this team returning next year will be junior Reid Davenport, who is committed to Vanderbilt, Mathew Denton, who is committed to Texas A&M, and sophomore Thomas Bockholt. Bockholt has not yet committed to a collegiate team.
Congratulations to Coaches Nokes and Grigg, all the players, parents and Westlake supporters. With the girls golf team finishing second and the boys finishing first in the state 6A tournaments, the Westlake golf program appears to be in good shape.