Wildcats hope to meet new standard
By TODD HVEEM
The Cy Woods Wildcats have made the Class 5A state playoffs in football, basketball and baseball.
Now, it is time to see if they can do the same in golf.
The Wildcats, who finished fourth at the District 15-5A tournament a year ago, are expected to battle Cy Creek, Cy-Fair, Cy Falls and Langham Creek for the conference championship during the 36-hole tournament at Cypress Lakes Golf Club.
The first 18 holes will be played at 8 a.m. Monday. The second and final round will take place on Tuesday, April 13.
We have done pretty well this season,'' said Cy Woods golf coach Jeff Kubacak. We have won three tournaments out of seven.''
Cy Woods, which has yet to qualify for the regional tournament in golf, won last week's Mayde Creek Invitational after shooting a season's-best 308 at Pine Forest Golf Club.
I was very happy with the way the kids played,'' Kubacak said. I just hope we can keep it going.''
Cy Woods, who won the Willis Invitational and Houston National tournament earlier in the season, is led by Luke Sheehan, who leads the team with a 74 stroke average.
Luke has had a very good year for us,'' Kubacak said. I don't think we have anybody else averaging in the 70s.''
Cy Woods has two seniors in the top five in Craig Dietsman and J.J. Black. The rest of the starting five includes sophomore Bryce Cooper, junior John Cenna and sophomore Taylor Wood.
We have had six guys competing for five spots (for most of the season),'' Kubacak said.
Kubacak said the reason the district tournament was not held on back-to-back days was to keep the players from missing two straight school days.
A lot of districts have been doing that,'' he said. I think it is a lot better for the kids so they can keep up with their classwork.''
Kubacak said Cy Creek probably is the team to beat at district. The top two teams will advance to the Region II-5A tournament on April 22-23 at Twin Rivers in Waco.
Cy Creek has a good group of kids over there who can play,'' Kubacak said. They should be the favorite, but after that, it is really anybody's game.
Langham Creek has a strong team,'' he said. Cy-Fair, Cy Falls and us all are very close. It should be a great tournament.''
The Wildcats' goal is to make it to regionals.
We are absolutely planning on getting to regionals as a team,'' he said. The first couple years, I thought we had the talent to get there and we didn't make it. Luke Sheehan made it as a medalist, but we would really, really like to get there with a team this year.''
The top two teams in the District 15-5A girls' tournament will compete in the Region II-5A girls' event on April 20-21 at Cottonwood Creek in Waco.
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