War Eagle Golfers Can’t Close, Finish Fifth, Sixth

The Oak Ridge golf team finished up the Klein ISD Millard Roth Invitational by playing their second round at Augusta Pines on Tuesday. After being in 1st place (A team) and 4th place (B team) after the first round which was played at Gleannloch Pines, the team lost a little momentum at Augusta Pines finishing 5th (B team) and 6th (A team) in the field of 17 teams.

Oak Ridge individual scores and final overall standings below.  Blaine Ray of Oak Ridge led Oak Ridge with a 72-77 for a two day total of 149.

Coach Kevin Edmonson sums up Oak Ridge’s effort, “I’m disappointed we didn’t close the deal and finish like we are capable.  We have been in this position before. It needs to be automatic. We need to win when we are in the lead like we were yesterday.”

“Now, that being said I am extremely proud of how we competed in round 1. We had several players step up and play to their capability. Blaine Ray (72), Tanner Keen (73), Jameson Batchelor (73), Tanner Doyel (75), Jimmy Anderson (75), and Drake Barlow (77) all shot their career low rounds for a high school tournament. Here’s the bottom line….golf is not an easy game. It takes a dedicated person to get better. If you are not willing to tackle the physical and mental side of golf, you will never improve. We let down mentally in round 2. We have to win when we put ourselves in position to do so. I expect it. I don’t ever hope for a win. I expect us to win. We will learn from it and get better. I’m confident we will.”

The Oak Ridge varsity plays next in Magnolia at High Meadow Ranch on January 28 and 29.  Coach Edmonson’s Assistant Coach is Tommie Lynne Sledge and as you will see on the below spring golf schedule,  the coaches and golfers will be very busy in hopes of eventually landing at the state 5A tournament on May 12-13 at Clay.

2011 Millard Roth Invitational: Results RD 1 RD 2 Total
1 Klein Oak A 308 316 624
2 Klein A 312 312 624
3 Brenham 315 310 625
4 St. Thomas 306 320 626
5 Oak Ridge B 309 320 629
6 Oak Ridge A 306 327 633
7 Klein Collins A 312 322 634
8 Friendswood 320 320 640
9 Langham Creek 322 320 642
10 Clear Brook 320 324 644
11 Klein B 313 337 650
12 Tomball 327 326 653
13 FB Elkins 347 349 696
14 Klein Oak B 352 344 696
15 New Caney 336 367 703
16 Spring 391 388 779
17 Klein Forest 385 400 785
Round 1 at Gleannloch Pines Par 71
Round 2 at Augusta Pines Par 72
Blaine Ray 72 77 149
Tanner Keen 73 77 150
Jimmy Anderson 75 78 153
Jameson Batchelor 73 83 156
Tanner Doyel 75 87 162
Grant Godfrey 82 82 164
Austin Moran 88 82 170
Philip Woods 89 81 170
Drake Barlow 77 97 174
Tyler Crane 92 98 190
Kody Richardson NS 79
2011 Oak Ridge Spring Golf Schedule Host Golf Course City Team Start Time
Jan 17-18 Klein ISD Gleannloch Pines & Augusta Pines Spring Varsity Boys 8:00 Tee Times
Jan 19 Caney Creek Oak Hurst GC Porter JV Girls 8:00 Shotgun
Jan 24 Conroe West Fork Conroe JV Girls 8:00 Shotgun
Jan 26 The Woodlands Canongate-Oaks The Woodlands JV Boys 8:00 Shotgun
Jan 28-29 Magnolia High Meadow Ranch Magnolia Varsity Boys 8:00 Shotgun
Feb 1 New Caney Oak Hurst GC Porter JV Girls 8:00 Shotgun
Feb 7 Magnolia West Pebble Creek College Station JV Boys 8:00 Shotgun
Feb 7 Klein ISD Gleannloch Pines Spring Varsity Girls 8:00 Shotgun
Feb 8 Magnolia Lake Windcrest Magnolia JV Boys 8:00 Shotgun
Feb 9 Klein ISD Gleannloch Pines Spring JV Boys 8:00 Shotgun
Feb 14 Willis The Village GC Willis Varsity Girls 8:00 Shotgun
Feb 15 Magnolia Lake Windcrest Magnolia JV Girls 8:00 Shotgun
Feb 16 Montgomery Woodforest GC Montgomery JV Boys 8:00 Shotgun
Feb 21 Montgomery April Sound Montgomery JV Girls 8:00 Shotgun
Feb 22 New Caney Oak Hurst GC Porter JV Boys 8:00 Shotgun
Feb 23 Huntsville Raven Nest Huntsville JV Boys 8:00 Shotgun
Feb 25-26 Magnolia Lake Windcrest & High Meadow Ranch Magnolia Varsity Girls 8:00 Shotgun
Feb 25-26 Kingwood Kingwood CC-Marsh Humble Varsity Boys 8:00 Tee Times
Mar 4-5 Conroe West Fork Conroe Varsity Boys 8:00 Tee Times
Mar 7 Montgomery Walden on Lake Conroe Montgomery JV Boys 8:00 Shotgun
Mar 8 North Shore Texaco Houston JV Boys 8:00 Shotgun
Mar 11-12 Kingwood Oak Hurst GC Porter Varsity Girls 8:00 Tee Times
Mar 11-12 Montgomery April Sound Montgomery Varsity Boys 8:00 Shotgun
Mar 22 College Park River Plantation Conroe JV Girls & JV Boys 8:00 Shotgun
Mar 25-26 Bryan Briarcrest Bryan Varsity Girls 8:00 Tee Times
Mar 25-26 Kingwood Oak Hurst GC Porter Varsity Boys 8:00 Shotgun
Apr 4-5 14-5A District Tournament Oak Hurst GC Porter Top 13 Girls 8:00 Tee Times
Apr 6-7 14-5A District Tournament Oak Hurst GC Porter Top 13 Boys 8:00 Tee Times
Apr 18-22 5A Reg II Tournament Twin Rivers GC Waco TBA TBA
May 12-13 5A State Tournament Jimmy Clay

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Born and raised in New England, Doug promises he got to Texas as fast as he could. He earned the much needed "piece of paper" from Sam Houston State, proving to himself he could start and finish something. Doug's interests include coaching and playing any sport and still plays lacrosse competitively. He also enjoys going to dinner theaters, though he complains there just aren't enough of them in the area. Doug was brought up in a cultured environment, having suffered through dozens of symphonies and operas with his way too over-educated mother. At the end of the day, Doug is just a dad and husband and claims to be good at both.

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