CHS GOLF: Cats move up two places in tourney

CNJ staff

ROSWELL — Clovis High’s boys moved up two notches on Tuesday to finish seventh in the two-day Roswell Invitational golf tournament, played at the New Mexico Military and Spring River golf courses.

The Wildcats shot a four-man total of 338 on Tuesday at Spring River for a two-day total of 670. Portales, led by a 2-3 individual finish from Donavin Sanchez and Will Archibeque, took team honors at 637, with four other teams finishing within five shots.

CHS sophomore Tyler Fontenot, who earned his third leg to qualify for the Class 5A state tournament on Monday, matched his first day total with a round of 40-38 — 78. He was seventh at 156.

Clovis boys coach Cal Fullerton said Fontenot was close to beating his first-day score in blustery conditions, but suffered a double-bogey on the final hole. Eighth-grader Kyle Brewer finished at 166 with his second consecutive 83 (41-42), while senior Brad Props shot 43-43 — 86 on Tuesday to finish at 168.

Clovis Christian finished 20th in the 20-school field at 774, shooting a four-man total of 390 on Tuesday. Sophomore Kyle Boatman’s 36-hole total of 181 led CCS, and he was one of three Eagles to shoot 97 on Tuesday.

Alamogordo’s Michael Adams took individual honors at 2-over 145 after shooting a 75 on Tuesday. Sanchez tallied even-par 71 on Tuesday for a 149 two-day total, while Archibeque followed at 150 after shooting 77 at Spring River.

The CHS girls shot 381 on Tuesday — 51 strokes better than the previous day — to finish eighth at 813. Senior Amanda Estes, who earned her third leg for state with a 94 on Monday, shot 44-47 — 91 on Tuesdsay to finish at 185 while senior Tiffany Reid earned her fourth state leg with a 41-44 — 85 on Tuesday, giving her a two-day total of 180.

“We did much, much better today,” CHS girls coach Cristy Hill said. “Yesterday (at Spring River) was a harder course, and we just didn’t do that well.”

Clovis Christian’s Loren Douma finished at 191, following up her 95 on Monday with a round of 96 on Tuesday.

Alamogordo took team honors with a two-day total of 692, 17 shots better than runnerup Hobbs. The Lady Eagles’ Brandi Goodwin, though, shot a two-over 74 on Tuesday to finish as the individual champion with a 36-hole score of 159.