The golf is going hard and heavy, with several teams completing prior to the break and right after.
The Lake Travis top team of boys played in the Central Texas Shootout in Waco Nov. 16-17 at the Twin Rivers Golf Club and took top honors in what amounted to a regional preview and the Cavaliers first time to complete in the event.
The Cavs had three players posting rounds under par and finishing in the top five. The team shot rounds of 292-296 588 to finish four strokes ahead of second place The Woodlands with 302-290 592, with Westlake finishing third with 293-304 597.
Individually, Klein Klotz led the Cavs with rounds of 73-70 143 to finish as second medalist, only two strokes behind medalist Clayton Hudson of Bryan at 141. Lake Travis Dillon Van Essen finished as fourth medalist with rounds of 70-74 144, with Cav Andrew Liu firing 71-75 146 to finish fifth.
Lake Travis’ Jake Ezell finished at 78-77 155, and Joey Hearn followed at 80-79 159 on the course that will serve as the host for the regional tournament.
One the same two days, the Cavs third team played in the Canyon Match Play Championship at Vaaler Creek Golf Club in Blanco, and they finished fourth with a total of 19 points. It is a unique tournament in which each player plays one player from his foursome in a six-hole match. If the match is won, they receive one point. If they are tied, each gets a ½ point. The tournament was won by Canyon with 21 ½ points, second was Smithson Valley with 20 points, third Fredericksburg with 19 ½ points, followed by Lake Travis with 19 points. The players and points earned are: Logan Zavala 4 ½ points, Austin Campbell with four points, Steven Severance with four points, JD Bolner with 3 ½ points and Jacob Rodriguez with three points.
On Nov. 26, the Cavs took a JV group over to Wolfdancer in Bastrop to compete in the Cedar Creek Boys Invitational, and they took sixth place with a team score of 365. The tournament was won by Belton with 313, followed by Vista Ridge at 331, Westlake at 337 and Lake Travis was two more back at 365. The Cavs were led by Jack Gist with 86, followed by Logan Zavala with 88, Steven Severance at 92 and Sam Butler at 99.
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