CANTON — Led by Ben Harrison’s 75, Robert E. Lee boys golf has put itself in position to not only qualify for regionals, but regain the district championship.

The Red Raiders combined to shoot a 318 on Monday in the first day of the District 12-5A boys tournament at Twin Lakes Golf Course. Lee Red trails leader Rockwall Orange by six shots with Tuesday’s second and final round still to play. In third place, six shots behind REL, is Rockwall White (324).

The top two teams and top two individuals not on those teams earn a trip to the Class 5A Region II tournament later this month in Waco.

Defending district champion Rockwall was paced by overall leader Dylan Yarbrough, who carded a 72. Harrison is three strokes back.

Defending district champion Reed Fisher, of Longview, shot a first-round 79.

Today was a complete turnaround from a year ago, which ended with REL missing regionals for the first time in nearly a decade. Lee shot a first-round 337 and ultimately did not erase a sizeable stroke deficit.

A year later and REL is in position to regain its spot atop the district landscape.

The second and final round will tee off at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Twin Lakes Golf Course.

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District 12-5A Boys Golf Tournament

Twin Lakes Golf Course, Canton

Monday

First Round Results

Team Standings — 1, Rockwall Orange, 312; 2, Robert E. Lee Red, 318; 3, Rockwall White, 324; 4, Rockwall-Heath, 338; 5, Longview Green, 339; 6, Mesquite Horn, 383; 7, Longview White, 404; 8, Robert E. Lee White, 406.

Individual Standings (Top 5) — 1, Dylan Yarbrough, Rockwall Orange, 72; 2, Ben Harrison, Robert E. Lee Red, 75; 3, Tiger Douangdara, Rockwall-Heath, 76; 4, Daniel Gibbs, Rockwall Orange, 77; T5, Reed Fisher, Longview Green, 79; 5, Steven Clements, Rockwall White, 79.

Rockwall Orange (312) — Dylan Yarbrough, 72; Daniel Gibbs, 77; Matt Hunt, 84; Brennan Walker, 83; Joe Romero, 80.

Robert E. Lee Red (318) — Ben Harrison, 75; Ben Shoup, 81; Cole Wilkins, 81; Parker Freeman, 83; Phillip White, 81.

Rockwall White (324) — Jacob Johnson, 83; Brandon Morris, 86; Steven Clements, 79; Morgan Bowie, 92; Tiger Douangdara, 76.

Rockwall-Heath (338) — Cade Govender, 82; Sam Bowerman, 81; Ranly Crane, 96; Jacob Hogue, 86; Hunter Lambert, 89.

Longview Green (339) — Reed Fisher, 79; Tucker McGaugh, 83; Caleb McGaugh, 88; Nick Holyfield, 89; Stanley Russell, 90.

Mesquite Horn (383) — Ashton Howard, 82; K.J. Hollingsworth, 97; P.J. Kimberlin, 106; Evan Fryar, 98; Spencer LaBarbera, 110.

Longview White (404) — Bertu Van Zyl, 91; Zach Brown, 97; Hayden Montoya, 111; Taylor Overton, 105.

Robert E. Lee White (406) — Kylar Gee, 110; Sam Burton, 88; James Brice, 98; Mark McCabe, 110.

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