Goldthwaite’s Hermesmeyer In First Place, Blanket’s Kinkade Tied For Fifth At Girls State Golf Tourneys


AUSTIN – With the 2024 Class 2A boys golf individual state championship already in the trophy case, Goldthwaite is looking to add the girls title as well as Lady Eagle Hope Hermesmeyer leads at the midway point of the UIL Class 2A Girls Golf State Tournament at Lions Municipal Golf Course.

Hermesmeyer shot a round of 73 Monday and owns a two-stroke advantage over Avery Burns of Mason (75) and a three-shot edge over Maggie Yarbrough of Muenster (76) with 18 holes to play Tuesday.

Goldthwaite Eagle freshman Walt Thompson won the 2A boys individual state championship by one stroke with a 36-hole total of 144 last week at the same course.

As a team, the Lady Eagles carded a 393 composite score which leaves them in fifth place behind Mason (326), Crawford (368), Wink (386) and Shiner (392).

Along with Hermesmeyer’s effort, Goldthwaite received a 100 from Lanna Gore, a 103 from Abigail Patrick, a 117 from Rani House, and a 126 from Addison Lee.

Meanwhile, San Saba’s Cinzlea Stanton is tied for eighth place at the tournament with a round of 84, the same score shot by Lipan’s Hanna Gaylor.


Kinkade targets third straight state medal

LEANDER – Two-time Class A girls golf bronze medalist Karli Kinkade of Blanket is tied for fifth place at the midway point of the 2024 Class A Girls Golf State Tournament at Crystal Falls Golf Course.

The Region III-A champion Kinkade, a junior, carded an opening round of 86 Monday and is five shots off the lead, set by Garden City’s Keegan Batla (81). Riley Wood of Garden City (84) is alone in second place, Kinsley Cox of Utopia (85) and Aubrey Marley of Lenorah Grady (85) are tied for third, and Kinkade is even with Sage Bearden of Crowell (86) in the tie for fifth.

The final 18 holes of the tournament will be played Tuesday.