Apr 25, 2013 10:09 PM by Tyler Garrett - firstname.lastname@example.org
CORPUS CHRISTI - Monday will mark the start of the state golf tournament which will wrap up on Friday depending on the classifications.
This year we have five area golfers each eyeing Gold Medals in Austin.
Carroll's Bella Johnson is making a repeat visit, along with Moody's Kelsey Canales. Coaches told me that they are the first female CCISD golfer in 20 years to make consecutive state trips.
"Just take every hole at a time, that's my game plan. Every shot at a time and be patient and just have fun. It's my last tournament in my high school years so just want to have fun with it," said Canales.
While Tuloso-Midway freshman phenom Kelly Xac is making her first appearance on the big stage, poised for a medal after claiming second at the Region Tournament.
"Just going to have fun with it. It's my first state tournament. Just learn as much as I can and just have a fun round," said Xac.
On the boys side Miller's Bubba Knox will represent the CCISD schools.
"I'm proud to say I go to miller you know I'm going in for golf they always think a lot of basketball players and football players but I'm trying to do my thing for miller," said Knox.
And in Class 3A Sinton's Tyler Kolb is making his third state appearance and is more confident than ever. Last year he placed 6th but is confident he can win gold this go around.
"Experience from my freshman year helped me out. Experience from last year is definitely going to help me out this year and there's only one goal on my mind and that's to win it," said Kolb.
Class 4A: April 29-30 / Onion Creek Golf Course
Class 5A: April 29-30 / Morris Williams Golf Course
Class A: May 2-3 / Lions Municipal Golf Course
Class 2A: May 2-3 / Roy Kizer Golf Course
Class 3A: May 2-3 / Jimmy Clay Golf Course