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The Pleasanton golf teams continued their district dominance with another pair of championships last week.

Both the Eagles and Lady Eagles won the 30-4A team titles at the district tournament in Floresville, extending streaks to five and six consecutive championships, respectively.

Pleasanton also had the individual champions in Blake Foster and Laken McAda.

Foster scored a 78 on both days to total 156 and win by eight over Poteet’s Hunter Carnes (164). Pleasanton’s Hunter Underbrink won a playoff for third place to advance to regionals as a medalist after shooting a 169.

McAda led a trio of Lady Eagles who took the top three individual spots. McAda held off the field after finishing at 167 following a 78 round on the first day. Lacey Stevens (174) and Meagan Mitchell (192) rounded out the top three.

Sarah Brendel shot a 202 to finish in fifth place, and Lexy Bartosh (223) placed ninth.

“I am very proud of the way everyone performed at the district tournament,” Pleasanton coach Michael Guerra said. “All of the players stepped their game up and made an impressive showing. We are looking forward to participating at the next level and representing our school and community with pride.”

The Lady Eagles won handily, totaling 735 over two days to win by 144 strokes over second-place Cuero.

Poteet’s Hannah Watts (235) and Felicia Flores (236) finished 15th and 16th, respectively. Competing as medalists for Pleasanton were Gabi Diaz (13th, 234) and Chloe Brooks (25th, 264).

The Pleasanton boys won with a team total of 675, and the No. 2 Eagles team almost qualified for the regional tournament as well. The No. 2 team tied for second with Somerset at 747 but missed regionals on a two-hole playoff.

Poteet finished fourth as a team with 759.

For the Eagles’ No. 1 team, Ethan Hargrove also tied for third at 169. Also competing were Matt Garcia (seventh, 175), Johnny Zamora (eighth, 176) and Ryan Arnold (10th, 180).

The Aggies’ golfers included Markus Aguilar (11th, 184), Cody Gillespie (17th, 200), Ross Mikolajczyk (27th, 216) and Sammy Ritchey (31st, 220).

The Pleasanton No. 2 team was made up of Fisher Underbrink (12th, 188), Randy Balderas (14th, 196), Diego Diaz (20th, 207) and Garner Kemp (23rd, 210). Ryan Tudyk (17th, 200) and Hunter Barnett (33rd, 228) competed as medalists for the Eagles.

The regional tournaments will be April 23 and 24 in Corpus Christi. The boys competition will be at Gabe Lozano Golf Course, and the girls will compete at Oso Beach Golf Course.

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