Lady Yoe golf clinches 7th straight trip to state

If you’re looking for consistency within a program, look no further than Lady Yoe Golf. Entering this season, Cameron had made it to state six straight years dating back to 2011. With all the top four golfers returning from 2016’s team, the pressure was on to make it seven in a row.


The ladies left no doubt, finishing in second place with a 746 - 66 strokes better than the third place team. Rockdale (1st, 736), along with Keene Smith (3rd, 812), will join Cameron as the three advancing teams from region III.


The Lady Yoe were in prime position after day one of play, shooting a 363 while sitting only five strokes behind Rockdale for first. Additionally, Cameron already had a 40-stroke lead over Keene Smith.


Alexis Magre led Cameron with an 85 while Keagan Galvan was only three strokes behind at 88. Jazmin Vaculin and Julia Harwell both shot a 95 for Cameron’s day one total. Emily Graham also played a round of golf, shooting a 119.


On day two, both Magre (85) and Galvan (85) both shot the same totals from their previous round. Vaculin had a 102, Harwell was at 109 and Graham came in with a 108.


Two-day totals: 1. Magre (170), 2. Galvan (176), 3. Vaculin (197), 4. Harwell (204), 5. Graham (227).


Magre finished fourth overall, Galvan tied for sixth, Vaculin was 14th, Harwell was 21st and Graham was 41st. Paige Gilstrap of McGregor was your leader with a 163.


Overall Team Standings (top 10): 1. Rockdale (736), 2. Cameron Yoe (746), 3. Keene Smith (812) 4. McGregor (842), 5. Rio Vista (869), 6. Teague (881), 7. Central Heights (883), 8. Whitney (907), 9. East Bernard (924), 10. East Chambers (928).


State Tournament

Both the Yoemen and Lady Yoe have advanced to the state tournament. Both tournaments will take place from the Grey Rock Golf Course in Austin later this month. The Lady Yoe will compete on May 15-16 while the Yoemen will hit the course the following week on May 22-23. We will have a full preview on the team’s plans at state in the coming weeks.


Junior High Golf

The Junior High golf teams recently competed in their own tournament this past week. The future continues to looks bright, as both the girls and boys team had strong finishes. For the boys, Mason Vaculin took home second place and the team finished third overall. For the girls, Shawn Bernard (first) and Lexy Stroud (second) took the first two spots in the individual standings. Both teams will be in the Taylor tournament on May 15.