TEMPLE — The Friar and Lady Friar golf teams are both sitting in good standing following Monday's opening round of the 2017 TAPPS 6A State Golf Championships at Wildflower Country Club.
Both teams from Bishop Lynch are fourth in the team standings after the first of two rounds. The tournament concludes tomorrow.
The Friars turned in a team total of 331, just five strokes behind third-place Concordia Lutheran (326). Trinity Christian (310) and Beaumont Kelly (316) are first and second, respectively.
Leading the way for BL was Jamie Ruengmateekhun, who fired a round of 77 to finish tied for fifth in the individual standings. Dalton McKinney turned in a round of 80, playing consistent golf with a 40 on each the front and back nine.
Jack Adams overcame a rough start in the front nine to shoot a 37 in the back half and finish with a round of 85. Collin Schmierer and Nick Freis each turned in rounds of 89 to round out the Friars' first day.
On the girl's side, the Lady Friars finished with a team total of 355 on the first day, 16 strokes behind third-place Prestonwood. Incarnate Word (San Antonio) and Ursuline Academy sit at the top with totals of 319 and 337, respectively.
Madi Gorman is tied for sixth individually after a solid round of 82. Gorman fired a 40 on the back half and ended the day with a strong birdie on 18.
Lauren Campagna also overcame a slow start (47 on the front half) and finished strong with a round of 87.
Sophia Bartlett fired a round of 90, including a 43 on the back half while Audrey May turned in a Day 1 score of 96. Lillian Frazier finished the girls' day with a 103.
Tomorrow's round will begin with 8 a.m. tee times.