Rattlers finish in 11th at state golf championship

The Sharyland High girls golf team collectively shot a 344 during the second round of the UIL Class 5A girls golf state championship Monday at White Wing Golf Club in Georgetown.

While the score was eight strokes better than the day before, the team ended up where they began the day, in 11th place.

Grapevine captured the team title, shooting a 314, and overcame a one-stroke deficit they started the day with behind Frisco Lebanon Trails. Grapevine shot a 622 for the two days to win the title, four strokes better than Frisco Lebanon Trail.

In individual play, La Joya Palmview’s Briana Silerio shot an 80 to finish the two-day event with a 158 and tied for 26th. Silerio is the first Palmview golfer to advance to the state tournament.

Maddi Olson of Abilene Wylie recorded a 143 (73, 70) to win the individual title, beating out Gabriella Tomanka of Grapevine, who carded a 144 (73, 71) to capture second place.

The Rattlers went into the tournament tied in the seeding for sixth with Alamo Heights.

Senior Carolina Cantu scored a 168 for the event, while freshman Samira Salinas registered the best round for the Rattlers with an 80 on Tuesday, collecting six pars, two bogeys and a birdie for those nine. Cantu registered two birdies on the back nine but was erratic in the scoring department, also penciling in three bogeys and a double bogey.

It was the seventh straight year the Rattlers advanced to the state tournament, and second time under coach Ashley Garza.