Hitting history; Girls golf advances to state for first time in school history

Ashton Lux, Sports Editor/Social Media Manager

After a successful regular season with multiple tournament wins, and multiple 15-6A All District Honors, the Tomball Varsity Girls Golf team has its eyes set on something bigger.

For the first time in Tomball High School history, for either girls or boys divisions, the girls have qualified for the 6A State Tournament.

“Being the first golf team in school history to make it to State is a huge accomplishment,” Head Coach James Kearns said. “These girls have cemented themselves in Tomball High School history and should be very proud.”

The Lady Coogs qualified after a successful team outing in April at The Golf Club at Texas A&M in College Station where Sophomore and Second Team All-District Paige Hill shot a 79 on the first day and a 75 on the second day.

“Playing well at Regionals was important to me because I did not play to my potential at Districts,” Hill said. “I promised the girls that we would get to state, I felt that I owed it to them and to myself to get us there.”

The state tournament will take place at the Legacy Hills Golf Club in Georgetown on May 15 and 16. Senior Tania Palet will lead off the team with her tee time at 9:10.

Tee times:
Senior Tania Palet, 9:10
Sophomore Paige Hill, 9:20
Freshman Casandra Cantu, 9:30
Sophomore Rafaela Vintimilla, 9:40
Junior Regina Cantu, 9:50