The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Pirate and Lady Pirate golf teams will play for the district championship next week in the 26-4A district meet Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1 at The Club at Colony Creek course in Victoria.

Both teams got in another round at the course during their district preview Wednesday, March 23.

When they play in the district tournament next week, it will be their third time playing there this season.

The Pirates hope to put together their best two days on the course for the district meet.

RFHS Head Girls and Boys Golf Coach Harold Busack said the boys have made significant progress throughout the season.

Their best finish this season was 4th place during a home meet Monday, Feb. 14.

Kenner McBurney is the Pirates top shooter. His best score this season is a 93.

Taylor Hoover, Gavin Henkhaus, and Brian Cunningham have also been consistent performers for the team.

Riley Crosland Tanner Griffin, Kyle Bradshaw, Cole Chapman, and Layne Davenport have also been in the mix to compete in RFHS’ top five shooters.

The Lady Pirates hope to contend for the 26-4A district title next week. The team has had multiple top three finishes this season.

After a third place finish at River Hills Golf Course in early February, the Lady Pirates have placed second as a team in three different tournaments; once at home, one at Palmilla Beach Resort in Port Aransas, and again at Hatchbend County Club in Port Lavaca.

Freshman ace Hannah Creekmore has led the Lady Pirates in every tournament this season. Her best outing was shooting a 72 individually and winning the tournament at Palmilla Beach Resort. She’s also won individually at Hatchbend, placed second at home, and second at River Hills.

Busack said Creekmore has played an outstanding season and is excited to see what she does in future tournaments.

Behind Creekmore is a group of upperclassmen who have consistently performed well throughout the season.

Seniors are Anna Stone, Peyton Gilliland, and Lorraine Soto.

Sophomore Emma Groseclose and freshman Addison Kopp are two underclassmen who have also been playing very well behind Creekmore.

Busack said the Lady Pirates have a very good chance to make it out of the district as a team. If the team qualifies to the region meet, Busack said regionals would be at the same course as district. He said their familiarity with the course will hopefully be an advantage for them.

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