Friendswood girls capture District 22-5A golf title


FRIENDSWOOD — The Friendswood Lady Mustangs left no doubt as to who was going to claim the 22-5A golf title as they literally ran away with the district tournament played at Moody Gardens Golf Course in Galveston.

The Lady Mustangs carded a 352-336-698 total to finish ahead of second-place Crosby who was 154 strokes behind at 848.

Friendswood's Heidi Demel shot two straight rounds of 74 for a 148 total to claim individual medalist honors.

“Heidi played really well - there was no weak part of her game,” Friendswood head coach Scott Smith said. “She drove the ball well, she chipped well, and she was throwing darts at the pins.

“Her course management is unbelievable. She knows where to hit it. She didn’t putt great or else she probably would have shot 70.”

Second place belonged to teammate Hannah Johnston who shot 88-79 for a 167 total while Friendswood freshman Qingyang (Joy) Li advanced as a medalist with rounds of 90-87 for a 177 total.

Other members of the team are Railey Adkins, Olivia Farber, and Genna Dancey.

“Our team score of 336 the second day was 25 strokes better than we’ve played all year,” Smith said. “The whole team played great. The weather was finally good, too, which helped.”

Friendswood will compete at the regional tournament on April 22-23 at The Golf Club at La Torretta in Montgomery.