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Mustangs gear up for district tourney

MARBLE FALLS — After going first and second at the Fredericksburg Invitational, the Marble Falls High School boys and girls golf teams are ready for the first round of the District 25-4A Tournament.

That begins 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Shadow Glen Golf Club in Webberville.

PHOTO 1: Marble Falls junior Abbe Kttman and the Lady Mustangs prepare for the District 25-4A Tournament. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

PHOTO 2: Marble Falls High School senior golfer Daniel Karrasch is expected to be one of the top contributors for the Mustangs at the District 25-4A Tournament.

Head coach Lonnie Tackitt said the greens at Shadow Glen will pose a challenge because they are angular.

“It’ll be a stern test for them,” Tackitt said. “The key to that one will be how well we putt on those.”

Another test is how fast the ball is on the greens.

“You have to work on speed control,” the coach said. “It’s hard for good golfers.”

In addition to the course posing a hurdle, the district competition will not be easy.

Lake Travis is the team to beat, Tackitt said.

“Lake Travis is one of the top teams in the state,” he said. “Their two teams will be solid.”

The district tournament comprises three rounds.

The second round will be played at Star Ranch in Hutto, while the final round will be conducted at Hidden Falls Golf Club in Meadowlakes.

“You have to play consistently,” Tackitt said. “That’s what hurt the girls team last year. We were second and third after the first round. What hurt us was the next round.

“For the boys the second round, we dropped back,” he added. “We were two shots from first after the first round. We have to be consistent for three rounds or someone is going to pass you.”

jfierro@thepicayune.com

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