Rams win District 4-3A golf tournament

PNT Staff Report

ROSWELL — Portales senior Jefferson Powers and sophomore Donavin Sanchez shot the second and third best round, respectively, in leading the Rams to the District 4-3A championship at the New Mexico Military Institute golf course Monday morning.

The Rams fired a combined 299, the second time this season that the team has broken 300.

“They really started off strong but we didn’t finish as strong as we would have liked,” Ram assistant golf coach Andy Correll said. “They did what they had to do to win the district championship. … and we’re all proud of them.”

Powers’ 73 was just one stroke behind the district championship score posted by Lovington’s Ty Black (72), and Sanchez shot a 74.
According to Correll, the area got about an inch and a half of rain overnight to make for a soggy course.

“It was pretty wet out there,” Correll said. “We’re really pleased with Jefferson, it was probably his best round of the year.”

Portales sophomores William Archibeque and Rick Bergman each shot a 76, followed by senior Garrett Hatch’s 88.

The Rams head to the state golf tournament Friday at New Mexico Tech’s golf course in Socorro.

“This was the goal before the state tournament and I definitely thought they were focussed today and came out and took care of business.”

Senior Tori Teague prepared for the girls state tournament with a third best round of 94. Teague led the Lady Rams to a second place finish in district, 427, behind Lovington’s 394.

Senior Lindsey Woodward shot Portales’ second best score at 107 followed by sophomore Amber McCasland’s 109, Arinn Lovett’s 117 and Lexie Polich’s 145.