AUSTIN -- The streak is over! The Montgomery girls' golf team was denied its 8th consecutive state championship today after firing a 329 during the final round of the Class 4A state girls' golf tournament at the Jimmy Clay Golf Course in Austin.
The Montgomery Purple team took a 2 stroke lead into the final round on Tuesday, but was outshot by Dallas Highland Park by 11 strokes and the Scots sent Montgomery back home with the silver medal for the first time since 2001.
Lisa McCloskey follwed her opening round 4 under par 68 with a 2 under par 70 on Tuesday to claim her 2nd straight 4A medalist crown, but it wasn't enough as Highland Park took the team title.
On the boys side in Class 4A the Scots also claimed the crown beating Austin Lake Travis by 24 strokes. McKinney Boyd claimed the bronze medal.
Huntsville started the 2nd round just 2 strokes out of medal contention, but followed Monday's 312 with a 318 on Tuesday and finished in 6th place with a two day total of 630. Caleb LeNorman was the most consistant at the state tournament for the Hornets with a 1 over par 144, good enough for 2nd place in the medalist race.
On the 2A side, Franklin had plenty of work ahead of them on the boys side which was being played next doow at the Roy Kizer Golf Course. The Lions trailed first place Edgewood by 27 strokes and started the final round in 5th place.
Franklin had to play their final round as a 4 man team since Jake Russ was playing in the mixed doubles tennis championships and was scratched from the final day of play. Dennis Duke paced the Lions with a 4 over par 76 after an opening round 83, but it wouldn't be enough.
Salado claims the team championship by 2 strokes over Edgewood, Sonora finished 3rd with a two day total of 655. Franklin wound up 6th with a 686.
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