HISTORY MADE: Eagles nab first regional golf title

Pleasanton’s Travis Garcia tees off during the final day of the Region IV-4A golf tournament on April 22. JARED VAN EPPS | PORT LAVACA WAVE

The Pleasanton golf teams will be well-represented at the state golf tournament in May.

The Eagles made history by winning the Region IV-4A title for the first time on Thursday, April 22, at Colony Creek Golf Club in Victoria. The team of Travis Garcia, Donald Foster, Matt Garcia, Jake Casias and Brady Stevens shot a two-day score of 650 (321-329) to edge out Kingsville King for the team title.

It is just the second regional team title in school history across all sports. The first was Pleasanton’s 2007 run to the state semifinals in football.

Their regional win marked the eighth-consecutive tournament win for the Eagles this season.

The Eagles had to fight off a surge from King, who shaved 14 strokes off their opening-round total of 339 to turn in a second-day score of 325.

Travis Garcia was Pleasanton’s low man, finishing second overall with a two-day total of 150 (75-75), which put him eight strokes over par. He finished five strokes behind Wimberley’s Jaxon Donaldson, who fired a three-under 69 to open the tournament.

Pleasanton’s Brady Stevens lines up a putt during the Region IV-4A tournament on April 22. JARED VAN EPPS | PORT LAVACA WAVE

Donald Foster was the next lowest Eagle, turning in a two-day card of 163. Foster was able to knock one stroke off his game to shoot an 81 on the final day of the tournament. That placed him in a tie for 10th place with Boerne’s Derek Nasis.

The biggest help to Pleasanton’s run to the title came from Stevens. After shooting 100 to open the tournament, he rebounded to shoot an 86 on the final day in Victoria.

Matt Garcia (168) and Casias (173) finished tied for 15th and 18th, respectively.

Pleasanton’s Lacey Stevens tees off during the Region IV-4A golf tournament on April 19. JARED VAN EPPS | PORT LAVACA WAVE

The Lady Eagles will have one representative take to the course at state.

Lacey Stevens grabbed the silver medal during the girl’s tournament April 19 and 20. The senior fired rounds of 77 and 75 to advance to state.

The girl’s state tournament is scheduled for May 10-11 at Plum Creek Golf Course in Kyle. The boy’s state tournament will take place May 17-18 at the same course.

This story will be updated for the 4/28 edition of the Pleasanton Express.

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