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Bearcats win District 6-4A golf championship by 22 strokes over Birdville

April 13, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Merrell finishes in second place overall after 2-hole playoff loss to Collings

Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo's Jeffrey Merrell chips onto the 18th green at Waterchase Golf Course in Fort Wort during the first-place playoff for top medalist at the District 6-4A tournament. Merrell finished second overall to lead the Bearcats Black team, which won the tournament by 22 strokes.

Aledo's Jeffrey Merrell shot a 75 today in the final round of the boys District 6-4A golf tournament at Waterchase Golf Club in Fort Worth for a final total of 147 to pace the Bearcats Black team to a final-round score of 317 and a 36-hole total of 629 to win the tournament by 22 strokes over Birdville.

The Bearcats and Birdville will advance to the regional tournament in San Angelo. The 36-hole tournament will be played Monday and Tuesday, April 19-20, at Quicksand Golf Course.

Aledo's Orange team shot a 330 for a 36-hole total of 663 and placed third overall.

Merrell and Birdville's Zach Collings each finished with a 147 which forced a playoff for top medalist. Collings shot a 73 today to erase the two-stroke deficit he brought into the final round in the race for top medalist. Collings won on the second hole of the playoff when he birdied the par-5, 18th hole.

Aledo Black's Merrell and Sean Shelton earned all-district, first-team honors along with Aledo Orange's Brandon Wilkins, who shot a 79 today for a two-round total of 160.

Earning all-district, second-team honors from Aledo Black were Taylor Mihoh and Chilton McKnight, while earning second-team, all-district form the Orange team were Trevor Rice and Brett Nicholson.

Other Aledo Black scores include Shelton with an 81 for a two-round total of 154, McKnight with an 84 (163 total), Dillon Trimmer with an 83 (168) and Mihok with an 81 (167).

Other Orange team scores include Trevor Rice with an 81 (163), Nicholson with an 84 (167), Taylor Norton with an 86 (175), Teddie Johnson with a 90 (177) and Cameron Chapin with a 94 (187).

With the first-place finish, the entire Black team qualifies for the regional meet along with Wilkins, who qualified as a medalist.

Sports Calendar

Friday, March 27

  • Aledo Varsity at Crowley Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Preview at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Texas Relays, Qualifiers Only

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Crowley at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Crowley, 5:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Granbury at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

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