Clovis girls golf finishes second at Hobbs

The bad news is Clovis High’s girls golf team didn’t have anybody finish in the top five Wednesday at the Eagle Invite in Hobbs.

The good news? The Lady Cats still finished three shots from the win, firing a 362 to tie for second place with Artesia behind Goddard’s 359.

“We really didn’t play very well today,” Clovis coach Steve Speck said. “But that’s a sign of a good team when you can finish second and not play well.”

Sydni Hill and Raquel Anaya  each shot a 90, Logan Clayton and Hannah Reid had 91 and Clovis was rounded out by Marissa Waters (94) and Simone Sena (96).
Clovis will go to the Last Chance Tournament Thursday in Roswell to give Waters a chance to earn her third individual leg.

In boys action, David Maldonado finished in a three-way tie for second place, and Clovis shot 318 to finish right between Artesia (309) and Carlsbad (327) for third place.
Christian Fontanilla and Kolt Bennett each shot 81, followed by Jake Foster with 82 and Josh Gutierrez at 86.

“David’s been on fire lately, he’s been doing a great job leading us,” boys coach Cal Fullerton said. “I think he will, but Jake’s going to have to step up the next three tournaments. We’re right there (with the top teams). We just can’t have three or four bad holes.”

Fullerton said his squad will go to Last Chance as well. Even though it has its qualifying legs, Fullerton said Clovis still is looking to secure a spot as one of the top four teams in the state. Those teams golf with each other, and will have a better feel of what scores they’ll need to win the tournament, while the other teams play with whatever individuals qualified.