Preston DeFriend head shot

DeFriend

GEORGETOWN -- Lubbock-Cooper held steady on Day 2 of the Class 5A State Tournament to place 10th as a team with a two-day score of 631.

Coronado senior Preston DeFriend faded on the back nine after a strong first day, but still tied for 9th individually to wrap up a stellar high school career.

Four of the Pirates’ six players improved their scores from the first day, led by Kyler Ezell and Corbin King, who each fired a 76 on Tuesday. Ezell carded LCP’s best two-day score at 153 to tie for 21st, while King’s 156 left him in a tie for 31st.

DeFriend was in second place after the first round with a 4-under (68) and notched birdies on his first two holes Tuesday. But back-to-back bogies on holes 6 & 7 derailed his momentum and he finished with a second-day 79 on his second state meet appearance.

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CLASS 5A STATE TOURNAMENT

At White Wing Golf Club in Georgetown

Monday | 2nd round (final)

Team scores

1.    Lake Creek 303-292—595 (+19)

2.    Smithson Valley 302-200--601 (+25)

3.    Frisco Wakeland 303-302--605 (+29)

4.    Texas High 302-305--607 (+31)

5.    Argyle 297-313--610 (+34)

6.    Frisco Centennial 304-310—614 (+38)

7.    Burleson Centennial 318-299--617 (+41)

8.    Georgetown 311-312--623 (+47)

9.    Lake Belton 315-313--628 (+52)

10. Lubbock-Cooper 315-316--631 (+55)

11. McAllen Memorial 312-320--632 (+56)

12. Gregory-Portland 344-308--652(+76)

Individual scores (top 10 & LCP)

1.    Thomas Curry, Texas High 66-68--134 (-10)

2.    Luke Colton, Frisco Memorial 69-70--139 (-5)

3.    Jonathan Kim, Cedar Park 74-67--141 (-3)

4.    Tyler Sanford, Lake Creek 73-69--142 (-2)

5.    Ryan Griff, Smithson Valley 72-72-144 (E)

       Blake Keen, Burleson Centennial 72-72-144 (E)

7.    Brecken Franklin, Lake Creek 77-69—146 (+2)

       Phoenix Guerra, Boerne Champion 76-70—146 (+2)

9.    Preston DeFriend, Coronado 68-79--147 (+3)

       Trey Gates, Gregory-Portland 76-71—147 (+3)

       Sam Stribling, Georgetown 75-72—147 (+3)

Lubbock-Cooper

21. Kyler Ezell 77-76—153 (+9)

31. Corbin King 80-76--156 (+12)

56. Trevor Nelson 81-80--161 (+17)

56. Garrett Kitten 77-84—161 (+17)

66. Ace Ericsson 85-86—171 (+27)