Coincidence? We say no! It is a testament of the CRHS golf team's work ethic that after being down 9 strokes going into day 2 they come back to win again. Again the boys played some of the strongest golf teams in the Houston area and again they battled difficult weather conditions. The boys team of Sean Ngo, Lorenzo Siboro, Jamie Rogers, Cade Kiser and Jared Bray shot a two day total of 633 (321 on day 1, 312 on day 2). We were the only team to have a better team score on day 2. Jared Bray took home medalist for the tournament with the lowest rounds on both days of 75,75.
The girls also played tough. Katy Rutherford, Madison Goldblume, Katie Shepherd, Sarah Zimmerle and Emily Bay shot a two day total of 685. We finished in 6th place. Katy Rutherford tied the low score on day 2 with a 75. Everyone played hard and battled through some very tough conditions. Both Coach Hildebrand and I are extremely proud to coach these awesome kids. Way to go Cougars! CPOE!
Over the weekend the boys varsity golf team of Cade Kiser, Jared Bray, Jamie Rogers, Will Speer and Lorenzo Siboro won their division of the Dick Harmon Memorial Golf Tournament at the Golf Club of Houston (site of the Shell Houston Open). After Friday they shot a 322 and were tied for 2nd - 9 shots out of 1st place. The boys never gave up and all fired scores all in the 70's on Saturday to shoot a team total of 312. Cade Kiser came in 3rd place individually with a two day total of 153 (77 and 76). They ended up winning by 3 on a tough course in windy conditions. This is a very prestigious tournament and the one of the best in the Houston area. The trophy is like the Stanley Cup for high school golf and the winning team inscribes it and gets it for one year. It is now on display in the main office. As you can tell Coach Hildebrand and I are very proud of them. WAY TO GO COUGARS!!!
The Boys and Girls Varsity Golf Team competed in the windy and wet 2 day fall classic this past weekend. The boys team of Jared Bray, Cade Kiser, Jamie Rogers, Lorenzo Siboro and William Speer got 3rd place as a team. Cade Kiser earned an individual 3rd place medal with a 77,75. Although the 2nd boys team of Ricky Dittemore, Kellen Mayes, Sean Ngo, Ryan Phelps and Michael Sporkin didn't place; they played hard and competed like true Cougars.
After day 1 the girls team was in 4th place, but the teams that finished ahead of them played outstanding golf in the conditions. The girls team of Kathleen Escobar, Madison Goldblum, Katy Rutherford, Katie Shepherd and Sarah Zimmerle finished in 5th place. Katy Rutherford earned individual honors by finishing 2nd overall with a 2 day total of 76,74. Emily Bae, Gilian Predmore and Christabella Siboro played hard as our medalists. (by the time the girls finished it was too late for a photo).
The Cougars handled the weather and the waiting with class. Coach Hildebrand and Coach Embley are very proud of them. The next tournament is the Concan classic for the top 5 girls followed by the Regional Preview for both the boys and the girls.
The CRHS Girls Golf Team wins the Region III-6A Championship! The Lady Cougars have now won 3 of the last 4 Region Tournaments There are only 4 Regions in the state of Texas. They now advance to the UIL State Championship for the 5th year in a row which will be played in Georgetown at Legacy Hills GC on April 27-28, 2015. This was the last Region Tournament for Coach Nordstrom who is retiring at the end of this year after 13 years as the CRHS Head Boys-Girls Golf Coach, and after 31 years of coaching. He really appreciates everyone's "Grind It Out" efforts and determination. He truly loves you all. Thank you to The Houston Chronicle for writing a nice "Cougars Win and Coach Nordstrom Retires" article that can be found by clicking the blue title above.
The Lady Cougars opened up the Region Tournament with a sizzling 296 which was good for a 12 stroke lead over a great Clements team who shot 308. On day two, the Cougars shot the second day best score also with a 310 to finish at 606 which won by 15 strokes. Clements HS finished in 2nd place with a 308-313 (621), and Houston Memorial HS finished in 3rd place with a 313-318 (631). CRHS was the host school, so the results from the entire field can be found on this website under the four "Region" pages.
Defending Region Champion Maddie Luitwieler shot a 71-76 to finish 4th individually. Maddie was this year's District 19-6A Champion, and has finished in 4th place at State for the past 2 years. Also joining her on the "All Region" team as a Top Ten was CRHS junior Katy Rutherford. Katy shot 71-79 to finish in 10th place in the Region. Seniors Alexis Kollmansberger and Sara Kelley finished in 15th place. Alexis shot 83-75, and Sara shot 78-80. Junior Madison Goldblum also finished in the top 20 in 18th place with a 76-86. All of the 5 Cougars also were Top 10 at District to finish on the All-District Team. The Cougars also qualified an individual medalist for the Region Tournament from District in sophomore Sarah Zimmerle. Sarah shot a 89-87 for 45th place out of 96 golfers. The Cougars endured through many hours of long rain delays on both days, and showed great determination and mental toughness to bring home the gold for Cinco Ranch.
The boys also qualified for the Region Tournament which was played for them on April 15-16. Our boys were playing with 4 sophomores and a junior without any Region Tournament experience. They fought hard and shot their best round of the year with a 301 on the opening 18 holes. The tournament was forced to play 27 holes the first day due to a heavy rain forecast for Day 2. After 27 holes the Cougars were right in the hunt in 4th place and only 3 strokes out of third. They shot a 152 on the extra nine holes played on Day 1. Right after the day 2 nine holes it poured, so luckily the tournament had just gotten in the required 36 holes. It was a gutsy performance by the young Cougars. Sophomore Jared Bray finished in 8th place and made the All-Region Top 10 Team with a 71-77. Sophomore Cade Kiser shot a 74-76 to finish a very respectful 13th place at Region. Sophomore Lorenzo Siboro shot in the 70's both days with a 78-78. Junior Will Speer shot 78-81, and sophomore Jamie Rogers shot 80-84. The Cougar coaches were real proud of the boys efforts and know that they will be a force to be reckoned with in the next two years at Regionals.
The Lady Cougars will be playing at the State Tournament on April 27-28 at Legacy Hills GC in Georgetown. The UIL was forced to move the tournament from the UT Club in Austin at the last minute due to some fungus on a few of the greens. The neutral Legacy Hills GC will be new to the entire field and the Cougars are excited to play it and try to bring home to Cinco Ranch a State Championship. Best of luck to our Cougars and thank you to everyone for your positive support to our golfers throughout the year. Go Cougars!!!! Grind It Out!!!!!
The Cinco Ranch HS Cougar Golf boys and girls both qualify for the Region III-6A Golf Tournament.
The girls played great at District and won The Championship by 56 strokes after shooting 304-297. The boys fought off a tough Strake Jesuit team on the back nine of Parkland to score 305 and beat them by 2 strokes for second place. The boys were tied with Strake at the final turn.
Both the boys and the girls have each won the District Championship 7 of the last 9 years. They play the Region III-6A Tournament at Eagle Pointe GC on April 13-14 (Girls) and on April 15-16 (Boys). The Cougars are trying to both make it to the State Tournament for the 5th year in a row. Last year the girls won the Region Championship and placed 5th at State. This year the girls have won 6 tournaments and placed 2nd in two others out of their 8 tournaments which includes District.
Seniior Maddie Luitwieler (committed to The University of Texas) won the Individual District Championship by shooting 71-69. She is also the Defending Region Champion. Junior Katy Rutherford won 3rd place at District with a 76-74. Junior Madison Goldblum shot 78-79, Senior Alexis Kollmansberger (committed to Grand Canyon Univ. in Phoenix) shot a 79-79, and Senior Sara Kelley shot 83-75. All five finished in the top 10 and earned "All-District Honors". The girls 601 was identical to last year's District team score. Sophomore Sarah Zimmerle shot 81-85 as a medalist and ended up qualifying for the Regional Tournament too as a medalist with a top district score. Both Gillian Predmore and Emily Bae were coming off of injuries but "grinded it out" and shot 103-100.
The Cougar top five boys were new experience wise to the District Tournament with 1 junior and 4 sophomores. They did a great job under the pressure of the District Tournament and advanced as the 2nd place team. Seven Lakes won the team title with 5 seniors and have a great chance at winning the Region. The young CRHS Cougars made everyone proud of their Region qualifying berth by beating a great 3rd place team in Strake Jesuit. Sophomore Jamie Rogers came in with a strong second day score of 74 to lead the Cougars. Sophomores Jared Bray and Cade Kiser both added solid 76's on the lightning quick greens. Sophomore Lorenzo Siboro added a 79 to the 305 total, and Junior Will Speer led the Cougars the first day with a 76.
The Cougar Boys second team tied for 4th place with a great showing too. Senior Kyle Rogers carded a 79 and Senior Kyle Engel added an 80 as the Cougars second team shot 323. Other good rounds for the second team included Junior Ryan Phelps with an opening round 75, Junior Conor Watkins shot 83, Junior Kellen Mayes shot 81, and Senior medalist Chris Jackson shot a 88.
The Region III-6A Tournament can be followed "live" on this website as the Cougars are the host school again. Up to date scores, tee times, and daily results can be found on the top buttons (Region Mon, Region Tue, Region Wed, and Region Thu). Past results of the last 4 Region Tournaments can all be found on the "Old Region" page which includes some great CRHS Golf moments from our past Cougars.
The Girls win Concan by 19 strokes on Nov. 7-8. The tournament had over 30 teams from around the state of Texas. The girls had a 4 shot lead after day one. Maddie Luitwieler shot an open round 67 to lead the tournament by 4 strokes also. On day 2, Junior Madison Goldblum shot a 75 to lead the Cougars to victory. The Cougars only had 4 players on day two, and still opened up their lead from 4 strokes to 19 for the victory. Alexis Kollmansberger shot 78, Katy Rutherford shot 79, and Sara Kelley shot 81 on a very hard course on a very windy day. Way to go Cougars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The CRHS Boys and Girls Varsity teams began the 2014-2015 season on October 3-4, 2014 at River Ridge GC. The CRHS Girls finished in 2nd place out of 12 teams with a fine 307-308 score. The Clements girls won first place with a 304-302 as Amber Wang shot a 71-66 for first place. Congratulations to Clements on a great tournament score. The CRHS Cougars 2nd place finish was 23 strokes ahead of 3rd place Travis who shot 322-316. CRHS Senior Maddie Luitwieler finished in 4th place individually with a 77-73. Maddie is committed to the University of Texas in Austin. Junior Katy Rutherford also had a great tournament as she finished in 7th place with a 74-79, and Senior Sara Kelley finished in 10th place with a 77-78 as three CRHS golfers finished in the top ten. Two other CRHS girls shot in the 70's as Senior Alexis Kollmansberger, a future college golfer currently being recruited, shot a 79-82, and Junior Madison Goldblum shot a 84-78 for her career high school low round. Madison won player of the week for the Cougars. Sophomore Sarah Zimmerle added a 87 as a newcomer to the course as a move-in from Charlotte, NC. Senior Samantha Swanson added a 88 to begin her senior season. Other new to varsity golfers were Junior Gillian Predmore and Junior Emily Bae who played in their first CRHS varsity event and did a great job of grinding it out. Once again the Clements girls and the Cinco Ranch girls should have a great battle on hand this year for the Region Championship as they have for the past few years. The CRHS girls next tournament is hosted by the San Antonio Northside ISD schools and will be played at Concan CC on November 7-8. The girls then finish out the fall with the CRHS hosted Fall Region Preview at Eagle Pointe on November 14-15. The CRHS Boys also started the year at River Ridge on October 3-4. The boys played tough in the tournament as they were missing returning top 5 player Senior Kyle Rogers with a back injury. The boys finished 5th out of 18 teams for a good showing to begin the year. The boys shot 319-317 and were disappointed, but they have a great year ahead of them as they will be very competitive for the year. Sophomore Jared Bray finished in 9th place for the tournament for the Cougars with a 78-76, and Junior Conor Watkins finished in 11th place with a 78-78. Sophomore Cade Kiser shot 77-82. Other low scores were: Sophomore Lorenzo Siboro 80-81, Sophomore Jamie Rogers 81, Juniors Will Speer and Junior Blake Spier with 83's, Senior Kyle Engel 85, and Juniors Kellen Mayes and Ryan Phelps with 86's. The Cougar Boys play next at the Brazoswood Sausage Open for the 2nd Team on October 27th, and then the 1st Team plays at the CRHS hosted Fall Region Preview at Eagle Pointe on November 14-15. The boys will finished out the fall semester at the Redstone PGA Tournament Course at the Dick Harmon Memorial on December 12-13.
...........On-line "KISD Paperwork Packet" for 2014-2015 can be found on our "Handouts" page of this website. Physical information included. All must be completed on electronic forms located at: https://katyisd.rankonesport.com/
All golf tryouts are the 2nd week of school in the Fall. Get all golf & tryout information in Room # 2621 the first week of school.
Important Dates: CRHS Golf 2014__________________________________________________
Monday, August 25: First day of school – Paperwork given out. Meet in Room # 2621.
Mon.-Wed., Aug. 25-27: Physicals at Merrell Center from 5:30-6:15 PM. Physical forms must be handed to the trainer upon completion (not a coach). Forms found on: https://katyisd.rankonesport.com/ All electronic participation forms must be done.
Tuesday, August 26: Computer Lab – type up summer tournament results page.
Wednesday, August 27: “Spirit Night” begins at 6:30 pm in main gym. ALL VARSITY must participate and arrive at 5:45 in locker room. BBQ in commons at cost beforehand. All athletes will march down hallway together from freshman center to the main gym. Varsity golfers will be dressed alike in CRHS golf uniforms.
Friday, August 29: PAPERWORK DUE by 2 PM or a schedule change will be given!!!!!!
Monday, September 1: LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
Tuesday, Sept. 2 & Thur., Sept. 4: J.V. TRYOUTS at River Ridge for J.V. ($7 per day)
Wednesday, Sept. 3 & Thur. Sept. 4: Varsity TRYOUTS at River Ridge ($7 per day)
Wednesday, Sept. 3: OPEN HOUSE for CRHS at 7 PM
Friday, September 5: Class roster set for first semester. Teams and cuts are final.
Monday, September 8-11 : Four day seminar on “The Rules of Golf” period 1 & 7.
Monday, September 15: Varsity practice begins at River Ridge GC for 7th period.
Wednesday, Sept. 17: FAMILY GOLF TOURNAMENT at MBF 4:30 PM tee off.
Family meal approx. 7:00 PM & Mandatory Parent/Player meeting at 7:30 PM
Tuesday, Sept. 23: Junior Varsity practice begins at Cinco GC (6:50-8:00 AM)
Friday/Saturday, Oct. 3-4:FIRST VARSITY BOYS-GIRLS TOURN. @ RIVER RIDGE
Friday, October 10: Homecoming
Wednesday/Thursday, Dec. 3-4: Tryout # 2 for Varsity & JV (1 spot available each)
Thursday, December 4: Last Varsity practice of the Fall Season (Will resume Jan. 12)
The CRHS Golf Banquet was held on Tuesday, May 13th at beautiful Pine Forest Country Club.
It was an emotional night as the golf program graduated 9 Senior boys and 1 Senior girl: (Nick Brown, Michael Chittwood, Michael Cotton, Colby Harper, Kennedy Ishee, JD Kiesewetter, Tom McLaughlin, Daniel Minenko, Jonathan Strong, and Zach Walker)
The themes of the evening and of our program: We are a true family with love and respect; We make CRHS Golf a "Team Sport"; We "Grind It Out" and love to compete; All of our success comes from working hard together; We make memories and friends that will last forever; and We all do everything with integrity and honesty. We are so blessed to have outstanding kids and an outstanding program.
The 2013-2014 season was another special season for CRHS Golf with many achievements, records and awards. The banquet program can be found on the "Handouts" section of this website. It lists all the team/individual accomplishments of the year.
Individual Plaque Winners: (all past winners are located on the "Records" page of this website)------------------
MVP: Michael Cotton & Maddie Luitwieler
Fighting Cougar: JD Kiesewetter & Kennedy Ishee
Dave Reynolds Award (Enthusiasm, Positive Attitude, Generosity): Michael Chittwood & Madison Goldblum
Sportsmanship: Kyle Rogers & Katy Rutherford
Most Improved: Cade Kiser/Conor Watkins & Sara Kelley/Alexis Kollmansberger
The Cinco Ranch Cougar Boys & Girls both qualified for the State Tournament for the 4th year in a row! The girls won the Region III-5A Golf Tournament on April 14-15, 2014 and the boys placed in the top three on April 16-17. Both teams have won the Region two of the last four years. The Region III-5A results can be found on the top 4 buttons of this website as the Cougars are the host school for the tournament held at Eagle Pointe Golf Club in Mont Belvieu.
The girls won the Region Championship with a 307-312 (619) to defeat Clements 315-312 (627) by 8 strokes. Junior Maddie Luitwieler of CRHS won the Individual Championship by one stroke over Kari Bush of Clear Lake. Maddie was last year's Runner-Up and this year's 19-5A District Champion. Maddie shot 71-73. She continued her hot streak after District and Region with an AJGA Individual Championship this past Easter weekend at A&M Traditions. Maddie is committed to The University of Texas in Austin as a junior. Also making the "All Region Team" for a top 10 finish for CRHS were sophomore Katy Rutherford (78-77) and senior Oral Roberts University signee Kennedy Ishee (76-79). Both finished tied for 4th at Regionals. Kennedy will be playing in her 4th State Tournament for quite a career at CRHS. Katy Rutherford played with a partially separated shoulder and really "grinded it out" for her Cougar team. Junior Sara Kelley and junior Alexis Kollmansberger finished in 15th place with matching 82-83 scores to help lead the Cougars to victory.
The boys were the defending Region Champions and ended up in 3rd place with a fine 302-302 (604) score on a very tough golf course. They fought hard and won the state qualifier spot by 20 strokes over Cy-Ranch who shot 312-312 (624). The Cougars barely missed 2nd place against Deer Park who shot 303-299 (602). The Cougars were tied for the lead after day 1 score of 302 to District 19-5A rival Seven Lakes, but could not overcome their fine 291 on the second day. The entire Cinco Ranch community is still very proud of our Cougars as they qualified for their 4th State Championship in a row. State will be played this year at Onion Creek CC in Austin on April 28-29. The Cougar boys finished in 4th place and the girls in 3rd place at this year's State Preview, so they are really looking forward to a great showing at State.
Making the "All Region Team" for the boy Cougars were seniors Tom Mclaughlin and North Texas University signee Michael Cotton who both shot matching 75-73 scores. They finished in 8th place at Region. Finishing tied for 20th were Freshman Cade Kiser (76-78) and Sophomore Conor Watkins (76-78) who came up very big for the Cougars as underclassmen. Senior and a signee to play at The Air Force Academy J.D. Kiesewetter shot a 84-82. Captain Kiesewetter will be tough at the State Tournament where he shot in the low 70's at the State Preview.
The coaches, school and community are very proud of their "Grind It Out" Cougars!!!!!! Way to go.......State for a 4th consecutive year!!!
The Cougar Boy & Girl Teams won first and second place at the District 19-5A Golf Tournament on April 2-3, 2014. The wind was strong and the greens were fast at the River Ridge GC.
The girls won the District Championship by 38 strokes. The girls shot 299-302 (601). Seven Lakes came in second at 322-317 (639), and Spring Branch Memorial came in third at 334-322 (656).The Cougars now move on to Regionals and try to make it to State for the 4th consecutive year. CRHS junior Maddie Luitwieler won the District Championship individually with a 70-74. Senior Kennedy Ishee won the second place individual medal one stroke back at 70-75. Junior Alexis Kollmansberger finished in 4th place with a 78-74, and Junior Sara Kelley finished in 9th place with a 81-79. Other girl scores included Sophomore Katy Rutherford 82-86, Sophomore Maddison Goldblum 88-83, Junior Sarah Yi 88-89, and Junior Samantha Swanson 91-90. The girls have now won the District Championship 6 of the last 8 years.
The boys competed against some stiff competition in a fierce District 19-5A. The Cougar Boys had won 7 District Championships in a row, but finished as Runner-Up this year to Seven Lakes who shot two great rounds. The Cougar Boys still punched their ticket to the Regional Tournament where they are the defending Region Champions as the top 2 teams from District advance. The Cougars fought hard to defeat two great teams in Memorial and Strake Jesuit.CRHS shot 304-300 (604) to beat Strake Jesuit 307-303 (610) and to beat Memorial 300-311 (611). The Cougars showed a lot of poise and determination which they are known for. Senior Michael Cotton finished in 3rd place individually with a 72-73 and had two clutch holes to finish. Freshman Cade Kiser finished in 8th place with a 75-76 in his first top five tournament. Other Cougar scores were Senior JD Kiesewetter 79-74, Senior Tom McLaughlin 78-78, Sophomore Conor Watkins 81-77, Freshman Jared Bray 75-81, Freshman Jamie Rogers 79-79, Junior Kyle Engel 85-78, Junior Kyle Rogers 85-84, Senior Michael Chittwood 82-86, Senior Nick Brown 85-83, Senior Colby Harper 86-82, and Freshman Lorenzo Siboro 85-86.
The Cougars now travel to Eagle Pointe GC in Mont Belvieu for the Region III-5A Golf Tournament. The girls play on April 14-15 and the boys play on April 16-17. The Cougar boys and girls are both trying to make it to State in Austin at Onion Creek CC for the 4th year in a row. Good luck at Regionals and congratulations for a great District Tournament!
Ex-CRHS Cougar (2010 graduate) Kyle Westmoreland wins The Patriot All-American Invitational in Arizona. Kyle currently plays for the Air Force Academy and is their number one golfer as a senior. Kyle will be graduating this May. He has won a few college tournaments before. Kyle was on ESPN Sportscentertwo days in a row as they covered the tournament. Kyle won on the 6th playoff hole! The Cougar family and community are very proud to be respresented by such a great young gentleman. Way to go Kyle!!!!
"Westmoreland Wins in Playoff"
For Immediate Release
Golf Coaches Association of America
Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013
Kyle Westmoreland sunk a three-and-half foot birdie putt to defeat Toni Hakula in a six-hole playoff at The Patriot All-America Invitational on the Gold Course at The Wigwam in Litchfield Park, Ariz. Both players birdied the final hole of regulation for 5-under 205 to advance to the playoff during a day that saw five different players hold or share the lead.
Westmoreland - who plays collegiately at the Air Force Academy - entered the round with a one-stroke lead but bogeyed his first hole to fall back into a tie with Thomas Lim. Lim would take a short-lived lead with a birdie on the second hole but dropped behind Westmoreland after a double bogey on No. 3. A birdie at the fourth hole moved Taylor Moore into a tie with Westmorland. Meanwhile, defending champion Sebastian Cappelen - who began the day three shots back - surged to the top of the leader board with birdies at Nos. 2, 4, 6 and 7. Westmoreland would retake the lead with birdies at Nos. 4 and 7. Westmoreland would find himself in four-way tie for the lead at 5-under halfway through the back nine after a series of birdies by Cappelen, Lim and Moore.
The logjam at the top was temporarily loosened after Lim went bogey-bogey at 14 and 15. However, Cappelen and Moore both bogeyed No. 16 and Westmoreland 15. Lim would again make it a four-way tie with a birdie on No. 16. Hakula - who had been down as much as four strokes during the round - carded four birdies on the back nine, including both 17 and 18 to take his first lead of the tournament. Westmoreland sunk a 10-foot birdie putt to force the playoff in the next - and final - group through 18.
Both players parred the first playoff hole. Westmoreland looked to be in control on the second playoff hole when Hakula’s tee shot went in the water, but Hakula recovered with a tough par putt to extend the playoff. The pair parred the next three holes before Westmoreland’s winning birdie putt on the sixth playoff hole. “I knew that Thomas (Lim) was playing well and that I needed to stick to the game plan and execute like I’d planned,” said Westmoreland. “Fortunately I was able to on most of those occasions. I made some putts - made some putts I needed to make - a couple of par putts that were about 10 feet. I was able to make those. Those were clutch and could have been real momentum changers. I missed a few putts but was fortunate to make the one on 18.” Cappelen, Lim and Moore finished a shot back in third place with 4-under 206. For more information, visit www.patriotallamerica.com.4-under 206.
Air Force senior Kyle Westmoreland made the most of his holiday break by winning the prestigious Patriot All-America Golf Invitational on the Gold Course at The Wigwam in Litchfield Park, Ariz. Westmoreland, one of 84 participants in the tournament, defeated University of Texas senior Toni Hakula on the sixth playoff hole after each finished 54 holes with a five-under par total of 205.
Westmoreland, who led by one shot after the second round, fired a one-under par 69 in the final round Tuesday and birdied the 18th hole to force the playoff. Hakula, who birdied the final two holes of regulation play to get to -5, is the eighth-ranked amateur golfer in the world according to GolfWeek Magazine and was the runner-up at the 2013 British Amateur Championships earlier this year.
"I can't say enough about Kyle," said Air Force head coach George Koury. "Chris (Wilson, AFA assistant coach) and I are very proud of him. His accomplishments on the course are amazing, but the way he represents the Academy on a daily basis is unmatched. This is by far the biggest win in the history of our program."
In cooperation with the Folds of Honor Foundation, each participant in the tournament represents a fallen service member. Westmoreland is representing Air Force Major Lucas Gruenther, an F-16 pilot stationed at Aviano Air Force Base and a 2003 graduate of the Air Force Academy, who was killed on Jan. 28, 2013 during a training mission over the Adriatic Ocean in Italy. Gruenther was a team manager for the golf team all four years at the Academy.
The Cougar Girls team won 1st place and the Boys team won 2nd place at Eagle Pointe at our CRHS hosted Fall Region Preview. The Friday first round day had a severe rain delay of 3 hours, and the players were able to get back onto the course to finish before dark. The round was concluded as a nine hole first day, and the second day on Saturday was also shortened due to severe cold, wind and rain. Both the boys and the girls fields were able to get in 18 holes of the front and back nines in the orginally scheduled 36 holes.
The Cinco Ranch Girls won first place with a 156-161 (317 total). They beat 2nd place Clements (332) by 15 strokes. Seven Lakes and Travis tied for 3rd place at 338, but Seven Lakes won the tie breaker with a better 5th person score. Cinco Ranch's Maddie Luitwieler and Kennedy Ishee tied for 2nd place with 77's. Maddie won the scorecard playoff over Kennedy. Alexis Kollmansberger shot a 78 for the Cougars to finish in 4th place. Katy Rutherford shot 85, Sara Kelley shot 88, and Madison Goldblum shot 90which were all great scores under the severe weather conditions. The Girls Team finished the Fall Season with 2 victories and 1 second place finish in their 3 tournaments.
The Boys Team finished in 2nd place for the tournament with a 156-156 (312) in tough weather conditions. Michael Cotton finished in 2nd place overall for the Cougars with a 37-35 (72). Freshman Medalist Cade Kiser also finished well for the Cougars as he placed 3rd individually with a 37-38 (75). Other Cougar scores were: J.D. Kisewetter (78), Kyle Rogers (80), Tom McLaughlin (82), Michael Chittwood (82), Jared Bray (83), and Conor Watkins (85).
The Cougar Boys finish their Fall Season at the Dick Harmon Memorial Invitational at the Redstone Tournament Course which is the site of the PGA Shell Houston Open on December 6-7. The Cougars are a past winner of this very prestigious event.
The CRHS Varsity Girls Golf Team won at Eagle Pointe GC on October 14-15. The Lady Cougars shot 299-303 (602) to beat Kingwood Park by 4 shots. Kingwood Park shot a great score of 305-301 (606) to finish in second place. Kingwood Park overtook the Cougars on day 2 with their first 3 scores finishing first at 72-72-73, however Cinco Ranch's Alexis Kollmansberger came in with the final CRHS score of the day with a 72 to beat her Kingwood Park opponent by 12 strokes. Seven Lakes HS shot 318-318 (636) to finish in third place 34 strokes behind Cinco Ranch. It was great experience for the girls to learn the Eagle Pointe GC where Regionals are held in April. It has been a great start to the year for the Cougars. The Lady Cougars have now shot 301-294-299-303 to start the year. They have won a second place trophy and a first place trophy in their first two tournaments of the year!
The outstanding scores for the Cougars were: Soph. Katy Rutherford 71-76; Junior Alexis Kollmansberger 77-72;Senior Kennedy Ishee 75-77; Junior Maddie Luitwieler 76-78; Junior Sara Kelley 77-89; Sophomore Madison Goldblum 84-82; Junior Sarah Yi 88-87; and Junior Samantha Swanson 96-102. The top 4 scores count for the team score in team scoring. Way to go Cougars!!!!
The Lady Cougars next will defend their championship at the Cinco Ranch HS Region Fall Preview at Eagle Pointe on Nov. 22-23 against the best teams in Region III-5A. Good luck and keep working hard to improve!
The CRHS Girls broke the old school record of 302 (set by the 2011-12 team) on Friday, October 4th by shooting a 301. The next day on October 5th the girls beattheir new school record with a 294! The girls broke the old school record by 8 shots!! The girls played at River Ridge GC at the Katy Taylor HS Fall Varsity Boys & Girls Classic.Clements HS also set a school record for them by shooting a great 293-299 (592) to actually edge the Cougars by 3 shots. The CRHS Cougars shot a tremendous 301-294 (595), and won second place by 51 strokes over 3rd place Fort Bend Travis HS (646). Last year Clements edged Cinco Ranch for the Region Tournament, but then Cinco Ranch beat them at the State Tournament. This year should provide a pretty exciting battle between these two fine teams. Some other good finishes at River Ridge included Clear Lake (660), Clear Brook (664), Memorial HS (673), and Seven Lakes (788). Other local KISD schools playing were Katy HS, Taylor HS, Morton Ranch HS, and Mayde Creek HS.
Scores for the Cougar individuals included: Soph. Katy Rutherford (72-72), Jr. Maddie Luitwieler (73-72), Sr. Kennedy Ishee (74-72), Jr. Alexis Kollmansberger (82-78), Jr. Sara Kelley (84-82), Soph. Madison Goldblum (84-84), Jr. Sarah Yi (82-87), and Jr. Samantha Swanson (94-89). All 8 of these girls will travel next week to play at Eagle Pointe on October 14-15th. WAY TO GO COUGARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Boys second team won 3rd place at River Ridge! The top team sat out to play the following Monday at the Fall State Preview in Austin at Onion Creek CC. The boys 3rd place team played with 3 freshmen and a sophomore on the bronze winning team. They gained valuable experience and did a great job of playing poised as youngsters. They shot 316-309 which is an incredible second team score. Many of these young men are close to winning spots on the top five varsity team. Individual CRHS Cougar scores included: Freshman Jared Bray (78-74) who tied for 3rd place and lost in a 3rd place playoff with an outstanding first high school tournament; other scores included Soph. Conor Watkins (77-76) who shot both days in the 70's; Freshman Cade Kiser (75-80); Soph. Andres Echeveste (82-76); Junior Kyle Engel (81-WD); Senior Nick Brown (86-79); Freshman Jamie Rogers (83-85), and Freshman Lorenzo Siboro (89-80). The future is very bright for CRHS Golf! Way to go Cougars! The second team varsity boys travel next to play in "The Sausage Open" at The Wilderness GC on October 28.
The Boys Varsity A Team traveled on Sunday to Austin, Texas to play in the State Fall Preview on Monday, October 7th. The tournament was hosted by last year's State Champions Austin Lake Travis HS. It was a 36 hole one day event with 18 of the best teams from the entire state. It was played on the site of this year's State Championship (5-A) at Onion Creek CC. Onion Creek was the founding tournament for the PGA Champions Tour. It started the The Legends of Golf in 1978 which became the Champions Tour. The Cougars played in the State Championship there two years ago when it was last hosted there. The Cougars were very fortunate to get the invite after having played in the last 3 State Tournaments for both the boys and the girls.
The Cougar Boys had a very slow start to the tournament during round one. They had some bad mishaps at the start of their first round and ended up shooting 310. They rebounded with a great afternoon round of 290 however, and they finished in 5th place out of the 18 teams. It showed the boys potential for playing for a future state championship though. Valuable experience was learned about the golf course through the two rounds. The boys showed tremendous fight to keep "playing through adversity" as they kept a very positive attitude, stayed extremely calm, and a kept our CRHS "Grind It Out" mentality. The coaches were very pleased with their competitive spirits and their poised tournament play of coming back. The Cinco Ranch 290 score was one of the best at the tournament. Austin Westlake won first, The Woodlands won second, Lake Travis HS won third, and Dallas Jesuit won fourth. The CRHS Cougars and Southlake Carroll were close behind with 600 tied scores. The Cougars will return for the Spring State Preview.
Boy individual scores included: Sr. JD Kiesewetter (72-74), Jr. Kyle Rogers (79-72), Sr. Michael Cotton (80-71), Sr. Tom McLaughlin (79-73), and Sr. Michael Chittwood (80-80). WAY TO GO COUGARS!!!!..............Great start to the 2013-2014 year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Cougar Boys & Girls both competed at the State UIL Golf Tournament for their 3rd year in a row on April 29-30, 2013.
The boys represented Region III-5A as the Region Champion and the girls represented as the Region Runner-Up. There are only 4 regions in the state so this is quite an accomplishment for our Cougars. The State Tournament was played this year at Morris Williams GC in Austin. The home teams of Austin did a great job with the home course advantage and took advantage of it as they played awesome and took home the top honors. Austin Lake Travis HS won both the boys and the girls. The Austin Westlake girls also took 2nd place. The boys of Lake Travis shot an amazing 11 under par on the second day to beat top ranked Mansfield who had fired a day one 3 under par 285.
The Cinco Ranch Cougar boys shot an impressive 301-291 total of 592. This tied the 2007 Cougar Boys school record at State at 592. The 3 over par second day was an awesome performance. Junior Michael Cotton fired two hot back nines on both days with scores of 32 and 30 (school record for nine). The two back nines actually came on different nines as our Cougars teed off on hole one the first day and on hole ten the second day. Michael shot 73-70 for the two days putting him one stroke out of 10th place which would have put him on the All-State Team. Senior Matt McClung, playing in his final tournament of this high school career before going to Schreiner College to play, shot an impressive 73-73. It was very emotional for Matt, his parents, coaches and teamates as he walked off the 36th hole with a great "up and down par". Matt was one of the captains this year and will be the lone graduate from the boys & girls state teams. Matt has worked extremely hard throughout his four years and has been a great role model and captain. In his second State Tournament, Junior J.D. Kiesewetter also fired an impressive second day score with a 73 to help the Cougars shoot 291. Sophomore Kyle Rogers played his consistent mid-70's game with a 78-75. Kyle has shot 75's all year long to help his team. Junior Tom McLaughlin who helped CRHS win District with his 69 there, shot a 77-81 and was one of the Cougar's most improved players from the start of the year. The Cougars finished in 7th place at State out of 12 teams with their 301-291 (592). They beat the Region/Houston teams of Kingwood (302-294), Deer Park (598) and Cy-Fair (627). The defending State Champions of The Woodlands HS of the Houston Area did finish ahead of the Cougars in 5th place with a 300-285. The Cougars "Grinded It Out" and are State Championship hungry for next year with 4 players returning from this year's team.
The Cougar girls played amazing considering only one lone player returned from last year's State team and Region Champion team. The Cougar girls started one junior and four sophomores so the experience was amazing for their growth as a hopeful contender. The girls finished 10th place out of 12 teams. Austin Lake Travis won first place with a 598 and the defending State Champion of Austin Westlake won 2nd place with a 605. The Cougar girls finished only one stroke out of 9th and 8th respectively. The girls shot a 324-315 (639). Sophomore Maddie Luitwieler finished in 4th place individually with a 74-70 which won her All-State Honors. She was only one stroke out of a playoff for 3rd place. State returner Junior Kennedy Ishee had another solid State Tournament with rounds of 78-75. Co-Captain Kennedy has shot consistently in the 70's all year and has had many individual tournament medals along with Co-Captain Maddie. Newcomers/sophomores Alexis Kollmansberger and Sarah Yi both fired 86-85's at State. Alexis has only played golf a little over a year and Sarah was on the second team last year, so both of their futures look very bright. Sophomore Sara Kelley shot a 86-91 in her new role as 5th girl. Sara improved dramatically throughout the year with hard work and lessons as she recorded low 80's and a 79 towards the end of the year. Freshman Madison Goldblum also played a key role in the Cougar's season as she played in many successful top five tournaments and was a vital part of the Cougar's team trophies. Madison played a great role at State as our alternate. She was a great motivating team player with great sportsmanship for her Cougar team.
The Cougar boys ended the tournament season with 4 Championships, 2 Second Place finishes, and 3 Third Place finishes. They won their 7th consecutive District Championship, set a school record single day score of 286, and had all top 5 players averaging in the 70's. The Cougar girls ended up a successful season with 2 Championships, 5 Second Places, and 1 Third Place. Like the boys, the girls played in their 3rd consecutive State Championship. The girls have won 5 out of the past 7 District Championships with runner-ups in the other two. Both teams played in high level competitive two day tournaments all year, and were often ranked in the State's Top Ten. Great year Cinco Ranch golfers!!!! You made the entire Cinco Ranch/Katy ISD community proud with your desire, dedication and sportsmanship.
This year's varsity team members: (Boys) Michael Cotton, Matt McClung, JD Kiesewetter, Kyle Rogers, Tom McLaughlin, Nick Brown, Kyle Engel, Michael Chittwood, Conor Watkins, Alec Keiser, Ben Naumann, Colby Harper, Andres Echeveste, and Dane Fredrickson.
(Girls) Maddie Luitwieler, Kennedy Ishee, Alexis Kollmansberger, Sarah Yi, Sara Kelley, Madison Goldblum, Katherine Yu, Samantha Swanson, Claire Wasson, Anna Larsen, and Sydney Russell.
Our senior farewell's go out to: Alec Keiser (Penn State), Nick Martin (Blinn), Matt McClung (Schreiner), and Katherine Yu (Rice). You have all left a lasting impact on our CRHS Golf Program. Thank you for all that you have done for our "golf family".
The Cougar Boys won the Region III-5A Golf Tournament & the Girls team won 2nd place at Eagle Pointe!
Both the boys & girls will be making their 3rd State Tournament appearance in a row!
The Cougar girls won second place at Regionals by beating Clear Lake in a 5 girl playoff at the end of day 2. CRHS shot one over par on the par 5 # 17th hole and Clear Lake shot three over. The girls started out on Monday, April 15 on day 1 with a 328 which put them in 3rd place at halftime. Clements began the tournament in first (319), Clear Lake was in second (326), and Seven Lakes & Travis were close behind the Cougars in 4th place at 332. The Cougars shot another 328 on day 2 to tie Clear Lake for 2nd place overall. The Cougars then won the silver on the playoff to qualify them for their 3rd State Tournament appearance in the last 3 years. Clements won the championship. Finishing in 3rd behind the Cougars was Clear Lake. Bellaire finished in 4th place and Seven Lakes finished in 5th place.
Sophomore Maddie Luitwieler won second place individual with a 74-74. Junior Kennedy Ishee placed 11th with a 80-82. Sophomore Alexis Kollmansberger shot a terrific second day round of 79. Sophomore Sara Kelley "grinded it out" with a sprained knee and played in a knee brace as she shot a 88. Sophomore Sarah Yi shot a 89 and made a great "sandy par" out of the bunker on the playoff hole to help the Cougars win. Way to go Cougars!!
The boys won the Region title in heroic fashion in a windy rain storm that hit on the last few holes. The Cougars were the first day leaders at 301. They were 2 shots ahead of Deer Park. The course is always set up extremely hard at Regionals with double cut and double rolled greens. The pins were in their typical very difficult locations.
On the second day the Cougars hung tough and their playing partner teams faltered back. The Cy-Fair Bobcats playing in the groups ahead of the Cougars ended up shooting a tournament low 295 and posted it early in the clubhouse. With 3 holes to go the cold front blew in and the winds picked up past 30 mph. The rain came sideways and no umbrella would withstand the severe wind. The Cougars had to shoot a 308 to win and that was going to be tough down the difficult Eagle Pointe closing holes especially under the cold front weather conditions. Senior Matt McClung ended up eagling the par 5 # 17 hole to put the Cougars in position for their 308. Junior JD Kiesewetter sunk a big putt on the 18th green and then it was all up to our last golfer and number one player on the course. Junior Michael Cotton who shared the first day lead and who ended up getting second as an individual stood on the 18th tee with water down both sides of the fairway. The rain blew sideways as the wind went crazy. Michael asked Coach Nordstrom what we needed to win. Coach told him we need a par for the victory right here and that it would only take two good shots & two putts to do it. Michael landed his hybrid on the rightside of the fairway near the water about 180 yards out on a terrific wind shot. With his whole team watching on the green, Michael hit his low stinger into the wind to 25 feet left of the pin to the roar of the Cougar team. Michael was then faced with a up hill and then down hill sloping hard to the right putt on the most difficult pin location of the green. Michael in the rain lagged it slowly past the hole and had a 5 footer left for the win. Michael stepped up to the putt and calmly sunk it for par and the Cougar victory. The heroic effort was awesome in the most difficult of conditions. It was a total TEAM WIN. Michael won second as an individual with a 71-75. Junior JD Kiesewetter shot 77-77, Senior Matt McClung shot 78-78, Sophomore Kyle Rogers shot 75-87, and Junior Tom McLaughlin shot 80-79. Those were great scores on a difficult golf course that was set up as difficult as possible to make it the biggest challenge of the year. With the Cougars playing the final holes in the pouring rain and extreme winds, the Cougars showed great guts, poise and confidence to all come through in the stretch. That was one of the most dramtic Regional tournaments ever. Way to go Cougar TEAM!!!!!!
The Cougar Boys started the second day in 3rd place but vaulted to an 11 stroke District Championship win with a school record 286! This year's District 19-5A race was promising to be a close one as many teams were very competitive in the Region all year long. The wind blew 30 mph on Tuesday and the greens were super slick. The Cougar boys had a tough first day with a 313, and found themselves 3 strokes out of the lead against Strake Jesuit and Seven Lakes who were tied with 310. Only 2 teams make it to Regionals out of each District, so the boys knew that their backs were against the wall and they had to perform in the clutch after halftime.
The boys shot a 286 on day 2 which broke the school record of 288 set at the 2007 State Championship in Austin. Scores included: 69 by Junior Tom McLaughlin; 71 by Senior Matt McClung; 71 by Junior Michael Cotton; 75 by Sophomore Kyle Rogers; and 78 by Junior J.D. Kiesewetter. Senior Matt McClung ended up in 2nd place individually. Kyle Rogers lost in a playoff for 3rd individual after two great rounds.
Other best Cougar scores: Soph. Kyle Engel 81-82; Jr. Michael Chittwood 82; Juniors Colby Harper & Nick Brown 84's; Freshman Conor Watkins 86; Freshman Andres Echeveste 88; and Jr. Ben Naumann 93.
The Cougars held on to win by 11 strokes with a 599 to win their 7th District Championship in a row. Strake Jesuit was the 2nd place team with an outstanding 300 on the second day as they shot 610. Seven Lakes got 3rd place with a 310-308. Cinco Ranch and Strake Jesuit will represent District 19-5A next week at the Region III-5A Championship. The Cougars are trying to make it to State for the 3rd year in a row.
The girls ended up winning 2nd place just 3 shots out of first. They shot 329 the first day and then the tournament low round on day 2 with a 316. They were ten shots off the lead after day 1 to Seven Lakes and then vaulted a valiant comeback in the rain, cold and heavy winds on day 2 as they played later in the day when the cold front came blowing in with a 30 degree drop in tempature. The Cougar Girls will represent District 19-5A next week at Regionals where they are the Defending Champions. Like the boys, they too will be fighting for their 3rd State Tournament in a row.
Sophomore Maddie Luitwieler won 2nd place with a 76-76 just one stroke back. One stroke behind her for 3rd place was Junior Kennedy Ishee with a 78-75. Sophomore Alexis Kollmansberger carded a 78 on day 2 in the nasty golf conditions. Sophomore Sarah Yi shot a 87, Sophomore Sara Kelley shot a 88, Freshman Madison Goldblum shot a 90, Sophomore Samantha Swanson had a career low of 89, and Juniors Anna Larsen and Claire Wasson both shot 104's. Great job of "Grinding It Out" and good luck at Regionals girls!
The CRHS boys varsity teams wins the Deer Park Region Preview at Eagle Pointe! The boys team shot 305-295=600 to win by 11 strokes over the host school Deer Park. The Cougars had a 3 shot lead on day 1 over Cy-Fair, and a 5 shot lead over Seven Lakes and Deer Park. The Cougars kept the lead and expanded on it on day 2. The Cougars got to drop a 77 on day 2 for a great team performance. Behind the Cougar's first place 600, was Deer Park in second at 611, and Seven Lakes in third at 617. The field consisted of 20 teams.
Junior Michael Cotton led the way with a 75-75 (150). Junior J.D. Kiesewetter shot one more stroke at 76-75 (151), Senior Matt McClung 81-71 and Sophomore Kyle Rogers 78-74 were one more back at 152. One more back was Junior Tom McLaughlin at 76-77 (153). All five Cougars shot within 3 strokes of one another for the win.
The Cougars defend their Disrict Championship on Tuesday/Wednesday, April 9-10. The Cougars are shooting for their 7th District Championship in a row. It is a very competitive field this year in one of the best districts in the Region this year. Good luck Cougars! "Grind It Out"!!!!! The Region III-5A Tournament at Eagle Pointe is on April 15-16th for the girls, and on April 17-18th for the boys.
The CRHS Girls Varsity team won 1st place at the Spring 2013 Region Preview at Eagle Pointe. The girls shot 324-327 for a total of 651 to win by 15 strokes. In 2nd place was Clements at 666, 3rd place was Seven Lakes at 671, 4th place was Kingwood at 682, 5th place was Clear Lake at 684 and 6th place was Bellaire at 692.
Cinco Ranch Cougar Sophomore Maddie Luitwieler won 1st place individual with a 75-77 and Cinco Ranch Junior Kennedy Ishee won 2nd place with a 75-78.
Other top CRHS scores were: Sophomore Alexis Kollmansberger (87-89); Sophomore Sarah Yi (87-83); Freshman Madison Goldblum (91-97); Sophomore Sara Kelley (92-100); Sophomore Samantha Swanson (105-101); Junior Claire Wasson (103-112); Junior Anna Larsen (113-108).
The Cougars play their last regular season tournament at Kingwood CC Forest Course on March 22-23 and then defend their District Championship on April 9-10 at River Ridge, and their Region III-5A Championship on April 15-16 at Eagle Pointe. Good luck Cougars!!! "Grind It Out"!!! You can do it!!!!
The CRHS Girls won first place with a score of 331-323 (654) at River Ridge! They were just coming off of last week's second place finish at Sienna and showed great determination on very fast greens in the wind. They led the tournament from day # 1. Seven Lakes Girls won second with a 337-325 (662) and Katy Taylor won third place with a 348-336 (684).
CRHS Junior Kennedy Ishee won first place individual with a 79-73. Kennedy shot 71-79 last week to medal too. KTHS Senior Danielle Poe won second place with a 80-73. CRHS Sophomore Maddie Luitwieler finished in third place with a 77-81. Last week Maddie won with a 72-67. The Cinco top two golfers are both having a great spring season averaging in the 70's and winning top medals in all of their tournaments.
Cinco's Sophomore Alexis Kollmansberger won 10th place with a 85-84 and CR Sophomore Sarah Yi finished in 16th place with a 90-85. Other Cinco Ranch scores include Freshman Madison Goldblum (104-93), Sophomore Sara Kelley (94-104), and Sophomore Samantha Swanson (100-102). The girls fielded a roster of 1 junior, 5 sophomores, and 1 freshman to take home the gold. Way to go Cougars!!!
The Cougar Boys won 3rd place and played without their number one player Junior Michael Cotton who went on a recruiting visit and played in an AJGA tournament in Dallas where he placed 6th. The Cougars shot 302 and were one shot out of first on day # 1 with Michael shooting a 72. The Cougars showed great guts and determination as they played with only 4 players on day # 2 and still won third place! They did a great job of "Grinding It Out" and beating many great quality 5A teams. Way to go J.D. Kiesewetter, Matt McClung, Kyle Rogers and Tom McLaughlin!!!!!!!!
Deer Park won with a 301-302 (603), Strake Jesuit got second with a 306-311 (617), the Cougars got third with a 302-319 (621) and Seven Lakes got fourth with a 311-315 (626).
Individually Sophomore Kyle Rogers (77-77) and Junior J.D. Kiesewetter (76-78) both tied for 12th with solid scores. Senior Matt McClung finished one stroke back in 14th place with a 77-78. Good scores on the second team included Michael Chittwood (86-79), Kyle Engel (78-85), Dane Fredrickson (84-79), Alec Keiser (81-87), and Conor Watkins (89-85).
The Cougar Boys are traveling to play in the State Preview in Austin on February 22-23.
The Cougar Boys & Girls both qualified for the 2012 State Tournament as they both did in 2011. This year the Girls won the 2012 Region III-5A Championship following their 2011 Runner-up finish. The Boys followed their 2011 Region Championship with a 2012 Runner-up finish. The top 2 teams in each of the State's 4 Regions advance to the State Tournament in Austin at Onion Creek CC.
Congratulation to all the CRHS Cougars for qualifying for this very prestigious tournament for the second year in a row! Way to make our Katy Community proud and put Katy ISD Golf on the map!
THE CRHS COUGAR TEAMS WIN DISTRICT AGAIN AT RIVER RIDGE! The defending 19-5A Champions successfully repeated with an outstanding poised effort.
The girls won by 47 strokes over Spring Branch Memorial. The Cougars shot 616 with a 307-309. Memorial won 2nd place with a 663 and will also represent District 19-5A at Regionals as the runner-up. Katy Taylor finished one stroke back of going to Regionals with a 664 and Seven Lakes finished one more back with a 665.
Abby Newton successfully defended her title with a 70-70 to win by 7 strokes over Lizzy Doykan of Memorial. CRHS Cougar Sophomore Kennedy Ishee won 3rd place with a 73-80. Megan Webster finished in 5th place with an outstanding 78-80. Morgan Galloway shot 79 the second day to finish in 12th place and Kirsten Hensley finished in 14th place with a 87-80. The Cougars had to drop an outstanding score of 80 on the second day as all five Cougars shot 80 or better. Freshman Sarah Yi finished in 19th place as a medalist by shooting 93-81. Junior Elena Hubbard added an 88 for a fine tournament showing.
The boys won an outstanding battle against Seven Lakes by beating them by 6 strokes. It was tied heading into the final nine of Parkland on the final day. The Cougars opened a 5 shot lead on the first day with a fine 296. SLHS was next at 301 and Memorial next at 309. Just like the Masters in Augusta, the tournament does not begin until the final day nine holes on Parkland. The boys showed great determination to play mentally tough in the clutch. Memorial finished in 3rd place with a 620, Strake Jesuit 4th with a 625 and Katy in 5th place with a 628. There were 10 district teams in the fight for the Championship.
Sophomore Michael Cotton finished in 3rd place with a 74-73. Junior Matt McClung shot 72-77 for 7th place. Sophomore J.D. Kiesewetter shot 76-76 for 10th. Freshman Kyle Rogers shot 74-79 for 12th place. Senior Dylan Reynolds shot 77-78 for 15th place.
The Cougar Second Team had some good scores as well. Low scores for them were: Senior Taylor Engel 77, Freshman Kyle Engel 78, Sophomore Tommy McLaughlin 79, Junior Alec Keiser 80, Sophomore Michael Chittwood 80, Junior Kyle Pettit 83, and Sophomre Nick Brown 84.
Both boys & girls have qualified for the Region III-5A Tournament at Eagle Pointe on April 16-19. They both are looking for a return trip to the State Tournament in Austin. Two teams make it out of the 4 Texas Regions to the State Tournament. "Grind It Out" and "You Can Do It". Congrats to both teams by defending their District Championship this year at River Ridge!!!!!!
The CRHS Girls Varsity Team won their 5th tournament in a row at Sienna Plantation on Feb. 3-4, 2012. The second day was a rainout with no play. The Cougars shot 302 on the first day to win by 28 strokes over Seven Lakes and Clements who shot 330. Katy Taylor came in 4th with a 338 and Travis came in 5th with a 343.
Senior Abby Newton won her 4th tournament of the year with a score of 69. Megan Webster shot a 76 to finish in 3rd place. Sophomore Kennedy Ishee shot a 78 to finish in 5th place. Kirsten Hensley shot a 79, and Morgan Galloway and Freshman Sarah Yi both shot 87.
The Cougars play next at River Ridge GC in the Nicole Corser-Brock Kobza Memorial Tournament where they are the defending champions. The Cougars then travel to Austin for the State Preview at Onion Creek.
Congratulations also to Abby Newton for breaking her school record this past week at River Ridge when she shot a 33.
The Cinco Ranch Boys won the Region III-5A Championship and the CRHS Girls came in as the Runner-ups at Eagle Pointe GC on April 18-21. Both teams now advance to the UIL State Championship in Austin on May 12-13. Only 8 teams make the entire field in Austin as two teams are taken from each of the four regions.
The Girls will be making school history with their first ever State Tournament berth. Junior Abby Newton won the Region Individual First Place Medal to also make school history. Abby shot 77-71 to edge out Clear Lake's Courtney Ferguson by a stroke on the final two holes. No Cougar girl has ever won the Region Championship or been to State. The other team members did a fantastic "Grind It Out" effort to nudge out Clear Springs for the second team State berth. The Cougar Girls shot 330-332 on a very windy day on a very hard golf course. The all underclassmen girl scores for the Cougars were: Junior Megan Webster (84-85), Freshman Kennedy Ishee (82-89), Junior Kirsten Hensley (90-87), and Junior Morgan Galloway (87-98). Way to go Cougar Girls!!
The Boys won the first ever Region III-5A Championship for CRHS. The Boys were Runner-ups in 2007 and have sent two individual medalists in the past to State. The Cougars shot 304-314 to hold off Clements by 4 strokes. The golf course conditions were set up to be a test of inner mental strenth. Freshman Connor Black won the Region Individual First Place Medal by shooting 74-73. He birdied the final hole of the tournament from off of the fringe to edge out fellow Cougar teammate Freshman Michael Cotton by a stroke. Connor won his 7th tournament of the year for the Cougars. Freshman Michael Cotton tied for second with a 74-74 as he played in the final grouping of the day. He too made a clutch putt on his final shot to help hold off the Clements H.S. Rangers. Senior Scott Newell finished in 8th place with a stellar 76-78. He chipped in for par on his final shot of the day to fire up the Cougar crowd and to finish strong for his team. Other key team members for the Cougar winning team were Senior Jake Leatherwood and Junior Dylan Reynolds who have helped the Cougars win all year long. The whole Cougar family and community are so proud of our Cougars for making school history for golf!!!
The Cougar Boys & Girls both won the district championship at River Ridge G.C. on April 5-6, 2011.
The boys shot 300-301 to beat Memorial (300-312) by 11 strokes and beat third place Katy Taylor (308-309) by 16 strokes. The Cougars were in a fierce battle all day as they started the second day in a tie with Memorial. District 19-5A is one of the most competitive districts in Region III with many very good teams. The boys used mental toughness and confidence to come through in the clutch under pressure.
Freshman Connor Black won individual first place with scores of 71-73. This is Connor's 6th win of the season. The team championship was not decided until the final group as Connor posted his 73. Senior Captain Scott Newell won second place with an outstanding 73-73 score to help push the Cougars ahead at the end. Scott has played in the top five since his Sophomore year and has won three District Team Championships in three years. Third place went to Memorial's P.J. Collier who shot 75-72. Other outstanding Cougar scores were Jake Leatherwood (81-75), Dylan Reynolds (77-80), Michael Cotton (79-82), Jack Lee (79-80), Matt McClung (79-81), and Zack Kim (82-81). The Cougars play at the Region III-5A Championship on April 20-21 at Eagle Pointe GC where they recently won the Region Preview last week with a 300-299 score. More information with updated tee times and scores can be found on this website under the "Region III" button.
The girls opened up a 29 stroke lead after day 1 on Tuesday. The girls goal all year was to beat the school record of 310 posted on the same course by the 2007 District Champion Cougars. The girls shattered that record by 8 strokes to set a new school record of 302. Junior Abby Newton led the Cougars with a front nine score of 31 on the Ridge course and then shot 33 on the River course to shatter her own school record of 70 by shooting a course record of 64!!!!!!!!! Abby became the first ever Cougar Girl to win the individual first place championship as she shot 64-73. The Cougar Girls Team won their 4th Team Championship out of the last 5 years. Freshman Kennedy Ishee helped the Cougars win and finished in 6th place with scores of 79-85. Junior Megan Webster finished in 7th place with a 80-86 and Junior Kirsten Hensley finished in 10th place with a 79-89. Junior Morgan Galloway shot a 89-96. The top 10 places are awarded "All District" by the District 19-5A coaches.
Katy Taylor came in second place with a 331-346 to edge out Seven Lakes by a single shot. Katy Taylor will also represent District 19-5A at the Region Championship on April 18-19 at Eagle Pointe. Caitlin Cassity of Katy HS (151) and Cecile Nordah of Seven Lakes HS (156) will also represent the district as the two top medalists who did not advance on one of the two advancing teams.
On the boys side, besides the Cinco Ranch and Memorial teams, Nick Pierce of Mayde Creek (149) and Juan Espiga of Seven Lakes (151) will represent the district at regionals as the two medalists.
WAY TO GO COUGARS!!! Way to "Grind It Out" in the clutch and become CHAMPIONS!!
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