Jackson, Vela lead Lady Oilers to 23-6A golf title


PEARLAND — In record setting fashion, the Pearland Lady Oilers captured the District 23-6A golf championship while teammates sophomore Kendall Jackson and freshman Alexa Vela led the way. Both golfers tied for individual medalist honors shooting 152. Jackson won a playoff on the second hole with a par.

The Lady Oilers, as a team, totaled 628 while second-place Dawson shot 732 for a difference of 104 strokes.

Jackson shot a two-day total 80-72 while Vela shot 81-71 with both totaling 152. Others members for Pearland were Juliana Hudman (76-80=156), Kaylah Angel (84-92=176), and Addie Poulin (92-84=176). Jackson, Vela, and Hudman swept the top three individual places.

"The Lady Oilers “A” team came out sharp shattering one and two day team total records, as well as individual scoring records," said PHS golf coach Robert Stiles. "A new one day team record was also set as well: 321.

"Day two saw the continued rise of two young players: sophomore Kendall Jackson, and freshmen Alexa Vela. Both players set new scoring records on day two – Kendall shooting a two over par 72, and then Alexa breaking the record with a 71. The previous day’s team record was smashed with a 307.".

The Dawson Lady Eagles shot 732 to finish in second place. Bianca Salinas led the way for Dawson with an 81-83=164 that gave her a fourth-place finish for medalist honors.

Other team members for Dawson include: Sophia Aguirre (87-82=169), Alee Matildo (98-88=186), Kristin Ensmann (110-103=213), and Isabella Partida (110-105=215).

The Pearland "B Team" finished third in the district standings with a score of 734.

Team members include: Logan Vaugh (82-82=165), Caitlyn Evans (84-92=176), Lindsey Diehl (100-93=193), Bailey Rucker (99-101=200), and Alexis Guerra (116-105=221).

The top three teams advance to the regional tournament that will be held at Eagle Pointe Golf Club in Mont Belview on April 23-24.