Tyler Akins will be Swinging for Gold at State in May


Aidan McDonald, reporter

The Lady Lion and Lion golf teams headed to Bullard, TX last week to compete in the regional golf tournament.  The ladies did well placing 9th on the first two days.  The next two days were for the boys, and the Ponder team stepped it up.  The team placed 7th overall missing qualifying for state by 7 strokes.  Now 7th place may seem a long way off from qualifying from state, but in golf you are talking strokes, and a few strokes is all it takes to make or break a team.  Tyler Akins came in clutch during the two day event taking things to a playoff with another golfer from Callisburg.  Tyler came through in the end clinching a spot in the state tournament to be held in Austin on May 15th and 16th.  Way to go Lions and Tyler!


2 Day Totals
Caitlyn Brown – 210
Magen Dow-218
Eleanor Larson-254
Emily McGregor-246
Averee Tipton-247

Tyler Akins-158
Clay Akins-171
Tommy Norwood-215
Hanes Hutcherson-215
Nick Fuentes-217