Thursday, April 22, 2010

Socorro Golfers Finish Fifth Overall In Roswell Tournament

Mountain Mail Reports

The Socorro boys golf team finished in 2nd place among six other 3A teams in the Roswell Invitational on Monday and Tuesday, April 19 and 20. Overall, the team finished in fifth place competing against 20 teams, including 4A and 5A teams.
Coach Russ Moore said, “I am very proud of the boys. They are improving at each tournament. We hope to continue to improve to contend for the state title.”
The team is now picking up extra legs as they picked up their 4th and 5th legs at the tournament. On Monday, they picked up a leg at the NM Military Institute Course with a score of 317. On Tuesday, they played at the Springs River Course and picked up the other with a score of 308.
Among the 3A teams, Lovington shot a two day team total of 598 to finish in first place. Socorro shot a 626 for their second place spot. Hope Christian finished two strokes behind shooting a 628.The overall tournament winner was Class 4A Roswell Goddard who beat out Lovington by four strokes with a 594.
Individually, Willie Schaffer led the way with a 76 and a 72 for a two day total of 148. He was able to pick up his 3rd and 4th individual state legs. Ryan Romero shot an 80 and a 73 for his total of 153.
Romero picked up his fourth leg of the season. Nathan Vega shot a 162 (83-79). Joe Carilli shot a 163 (78-85). Randall Romero was next with a 176 (89 -87).
“I'm especially proud of Willie Schaffer and Ryan Romero with their constant and steady improvement throughout the season”, said Coach Moore.
Socorro travels on Thursday, April 22nd to play in the Deming Invitational.
They finish their regular season on Monday, April 26th hosting the 3A Invitational. The seven boys teams that have qualified for state will play at the NM Tech Course as a preview to the state tournament.
Socorro Track
The Socorro boys and girls track and field teams will host a meet Friday at the newly renovated track at Warrior Stadium.

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