Three area golfers - All Saints’ Frances Hackney and the Bullard Brook Hill duo of Jacob Yeager and Nutchapon Pattamakijsakul - are in the top 10 after Monday’s first round of the TAPPS Class 4A Golf Tournament at Wildflower Golf Course in Temple.

Hackney, who is competing at state for the fourth straight year as a medalist, carded a 90. She is in eighth place, while Brook Hill’s Karina Redfern is 20th with a 98.

The fourth-place Guard scored a 333 to trail leader Grapevine Faith Christian by 13 strokes in the boys race. Yeager and Pattamakijsakul each carded 7-over 79s. The Brook Hill pair are tied for eighth. Jackson Markham of Grapevine Faith Christian leads with a 2-under 70.

Other Brook Hill golfers are Brooks Garner (T24, 86), Logan Mimms (T34, 89) and Austin Savage (36, 90).

Grace Community is right behind Brook Hill at 335 in fifth place. Christopher Wilhelmi is tied for 12th after an 80, while William Harrison is 17th after an 82.

Other Cougar golfers are Andrew Bellamy (T20, 85), William Kimmey (T31, 88) and Luke Crozier (T41, 92).

The second and final round is on Tuesday.

TAPPS Class 4A Boys Golf Tournament

Wildflower Golf Course, Temple

Teams - 1, Grapevine Faith Christian, 320; 2, Houston Second Baptist, 321; 3, Fort Worth Southwest Christian, 322; 4, Bullard Brook Hill, 333; 5, Tyler Grace Community, 335; 6, Houston The Village, 344; 7, Corpus Christi Incarnate Word, 346; 8, Laredo St. Augustine, 355.

Top 10 Individuals - 1, Jackson Markham, Grapevine Faith Christian, 70; 2, William Vick, Houston Second Baptist, 74; 3, (tie) William Teichman IV, Corpus Christi Incarnate Word, 76; Maxwell Copello, Houston Second Baptist, 76; 5, (tie) Benjamin Constancio, Austin Hyde Park, 77; Garett Reband, Fort Worth Southwest Christian, 77; 7, Jacob Garcia, Austin St. Michael’s, 78; 8, (tie) Jacob Yeager, Brook Hill, 79; Nutchapon Pattamakijsakul, Brook Hill, 79; Reagan Johnson, Fort Worth Southwest Christian, 79; Ross Brown, Houston The Village, 79.

TAPPS Class 4A Girls Golf Tournament

Wildflower Golf Course, Temple

Teams - 1, Houston Lutheran South, 332; 2, Frisco Legacy Christian, 348; 3, Fort Worth Christian, 379; 4, San Antonio Cornerstone Christian, 399; 5, Austin St. Dominic Savio, 408; 6, Laredo St. Augustine, 427; 7, Victoria St. Joseph, 438; 8, Midland Christian, 443.

Top 10 Individuals - 1, Kristina Gutierrez, Laredo St. Augustine, 75; 2, Grace Pettijohn, Frisco Legacy Christian, 78; 3, (tie) Madison Goldberg, Austin Hyde Park, 82; Lacie Linam, Victoria St. Joseph, 82; 5, Brooke Meads, San Antonio Cornerstone, 86; 6, Lacy Sheldon, Frisco Legacy Christian, 87; 7, Mikaela Rendon, Corpus Christi Incarnate Word, 88; 8, Frances Hackney, 90; 9, (tie) Kistyn Waldron, Fort Worth Christian, 91; Lauren Pettijohn, Frisco Legacy Christian, 91.


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