If one has ever driven through Gainesville, heading west to Lindsay or Muenster, one can see the open country that surrounds the Gainesville Golf Course.
Those southerly winds on March 6 played havoc with golf scores at a high school tournament for the Howe teams.
The Lady Bulldogs finished second and Charlsey Carter finished third in the individual race, but all were glad when the day was over.
Meradith Ross at 101, Peyton Groves with a 107, and both Anna Counts and Molly Wilson toured the course in 114 strokes.
The boys team, with a bunch of first-year players, struggled with conditions as well, beating only one of the 12 teams at the tournament.
Braden Monroe led the Bulldogs with a 116 and Jackson Wilson came in at 117. Alex Kellum, 125, Cody Brussow, 131, and Logan Elvington at 132, made up the boys’ team.
All are looking forward to March 21 and better conditions, as they get the opportunity to play the signature 11th hole at Turtle Hill golf course in Muenster.
The hole has been listed among the 18 most unique golf holes in the state by Texas Golfer magazine.
The par 3, which plays at about 170 yards from the forward tees, drops 120 feet to the green from the tee boxes.