THE RECAP: Review of UIL State Girls Golf Tournament; Vandegrift, Alamo Heights take gold


After an enthralling two days in Georgetown, the most elite female high school golfers were finally recognized for the efforts they’ve made all season.

Vandegrift would go on to claim their second-straight Class 6A state title at the White Wing Golf Club, with a total score of 586, which was further highlighted by two of their contestants — Swetha Sathish & Sydney Givens — ending up as the individual state champ and runner-up, respectively.

San Antonio Reagan and Coppell would follow shortly after, while Kingwood — led by bronze medalist Bella Flores –finished as the highest-ranked team out of Houston, in fifth place.

The back-to-back UIL-6A champs — Vandegrfit VipersPhoto acquired via Instagram (@vipergolf)

Meanwhile, Alamo Heights would become back-to-back-to-back champions in Class 5A, thanks to the exceptional talent displayed by Julia Vollmer, Kat Salisbury, and Lindsay lee.

Frisco Centennial would take silver, and featured the individual state champion, Tarini Bhoga, who shot for a total of 136.

Additionally, Amarillo, Colleyville Heritage, and Friendswood would round out the state’s top-five.

Other noteworthy performances came from Comal Pieper’s Dresden Bounds, Isabel Emanuels (Westlake), Lydia Portlock (SA Reagan), Charlee Thacker (Amarillo), Daneila Palmeros (Jersey Village), Madeline Buckley (Magnolia West), Addie Surber (Lake Creek), and San Antonio Reagan’s Danielle Bailey, among others.

With that in mind, here is a break-down of the plethora of Houston-area golfers to excel at State.

Kingwood’s Bella Flores takes bronze in Class 6APhoto acquired via Twitter (@KWood_GirlsGolf)



5th Place (Total Score: 613): Kingwood Mustangs (Bella Flores, Khloe Jones, Cameron Stewart, Mariana Hernandez, Gabriela Sison)

8th Place (Total Score: 637): The Woodlands Highlanders (Veronika Exposito, Charolette Stick, Claire Smith, Blythe Bowman, Tate Hutcheson)

10th Place (Total Score: 650): Fort Bend Clements Rangers (Katelyn Lam, Savannah Du, Angela Cui, Annika Shetty, Sophia Liu)

11th Place (Total Score: 653): Tomball Cougars (Regina Cantu, Casandra Cantu, Makenzie Minshew, Sarah Pace, Rafa Vintamilla)

12th Place (Total Score: 657): Katy Jordan Warriors (Rumi Kurihara, Abbi Nelson, Jennie Dong, Candelaria Carlevaro, Leia McKenzie)

(Individual Finishers)

*Several golfers had the same final score, so there will be “T” before their placement to indicate the tie, and are placed according to the UIL Live Results

T-3rd Place (143): Bella Flores, Kingwood

T-5th Place (144): Daniela Palmeros, Jersey Village

T-9th Place (146): Zoë Hobbs, Klein Cain

15th Place (147): Veronika Exposito, The Woodlands

T-21st Place (150): Jannel Calixterio, Westfield

T-23rd Place (151): Cameron Stewart, Kingwood

T-27th Place (152): Regina Cantu, Tomball

T-29th Place (153): Khloe Jones, Kingwood

T-32nd Place (156): Jasmine Do, Bridgeland

T-34th Place (158): Taylor Horacefield, Clear Springs

T-34th Place (158): Rumi Kurihara, Katy Jordan

T-37th Place (159): Abbi Nelson, Katy Jordan

T-41st Place (161): Blythe Bowman, The Woodlands

T-41st Place (161): Kara Holm, Ridge Point

T-45th Place (162): Katelyn Lam, Fort Bend Clements

T-48th Place (164): Savannah Du, Fort Bend Clements

T-48th Place (164): Tate Hutcheson, The Woodlands

T-48th Place (164): Sophia Liu, Fort Bend Clements



5th Place (Total Score: 643): Friendswood Mustangs (Mary Kerr, Margaret Kerr, Trinity Bosley, Katherin Janda, Mary Scheschuk)

8th Place (Total Score: 654): Lake Creek Lions (Addie Surber, Sonja Tibbetts, Evangelina Stowers, Brooke Mills, Kylie Ellegood)

11th Place (Total Score: 675): Montgomery Bears (Jordyn Herridge, Addison Payne, Ava Winfield, Carsyn Thomas, Taren Suffield)

(Individual Results)

*Several golfers had the same final score, so there will be “T” before their placement to indicate the tie, and are placed according to the UIL Live Results

4th Place (144): Madeline Buckley, Magnolia West

T-5th Place (145): Addie Surber, Lake Creek

T-16th Place (150): Jordyn Herridge, Montgomery

T-19th Place (152): Mary Kerr, Friendswood

T-21st Place (154): Jacqueline Lawrence, Barbers Hill

32nd Place (160): Sonja Tibbetts, Lake Creek

36th Place (163): Trinity Bosley, Friendswood

T-37th Place (164): Katherine Janda, Friendswood

T-37th Place (164): Margaret Kerr, Friendswood

46th Place (167): Addison Payne, Montgomery

T-47th Place (168): Evangelina Stowers, Lake Creek

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