For the 22nd time, Highland Park golf took the top prize at the UIL State golf tournament. The Scots sent two teams, Gold Team and Blue Team, and came back with two medals as the Blue Team came in first place and the Golf Team came in third. Along with two medals, Highland Park is home to the 2021 Individual State Champion: Preston Cooper.
The Blue Team is golden
The Highland Park Blue Team was led by Hudson Weibel who posted a total score of 143 (72-71). Weibel finished the tournament in a three-way tie for third place with Highland Park Gold Team's Thompson Huthnance (72-71— 143) and Granbury's Ty Holbrook (72-71— 143). Weibel along with Christian Clark (77-70—147), Pierce Johnson (77-71— 148), Key Coker (75-74— 149), and Joe Stover (75-77— 152) combined for a total score of 585 to secure first place and a gold medal. Highland Park Blue Team topped Boerne Champion by two strokes and Highland Park Gold Team by three.
The first-place finish from Highland Park Blue Team marks the 22nd state title for the Scots- breaking the former state record of 21 titles which was also held by Highland Park. The state title is also the fourth-straight title for the Highland Park Scots Golf Team.
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The Gold Team led by Preston Cooper
The Highland Park Gold Team finished in third place with a total score of 588, just one stroke behind Boerne Champion. Individual state champion Preston Cooper led the Highland Park Gold Team with an outstanding performance. On Day 1, Cooper scored 70 before following with a score of 71 on Day 2 to total 141. Cooper finished just one stroke ahead of Austin Anderson's Trevor Mierl.
Alongside Cooper, the Gold Team had Thompson Huthnance who finished in a third place tie with a total score of 143. Together with Huthnance and Cooper, Mack Duvall (81-70— 151), Martin Kemp (79-74— 153), and Nick Visconsi (81-77— 158) combined for a total score of 588 to bring home a bronze medal.
The Highland Park golf teams continue to climb the ladder on their way to the UIL Golf State Tournament. Both boys and girls Scots athletes helped lead their respective teams to the top of the standings at the UIL Regional Tournament at Tangle Ridge Golf Club in Grand Prairie last week.
The Highland Park Gold girls team finished second just behind Frisco Lebanon Trail while Highland Park Blue girls finished eighth. On the boys side, Highland Park Blue came up in first place over Texarkana Texas while Highland Park Gold took the third place slow over Lovejoy.
Highland Park had four boys finish in the top five at the tournament including Hudson Weibel (second, 71-72—143), Mack Duvall (tied for third), Joe Stover (tie for third), and Christian Clark (fifth). Also finishing as a top 20 performer was Key Coker (fourteenth).
The Highland Park girls were led by Sophie Beidiger who posted a runner-up individual finish while Landry Saylor finished fifth and Sarah Rogers finished Sixth.
With the State Tournaments only a few short weeks away, fans can expect Highland Park golfers to bring all that they have to the tournament in search of another State Title for their golf dynasty. Highland Park is currently a three-time defending State Champion.