SAN ANTONIA – Reagan High School girls who play golf are state champions.
The team won the 6A UIL state championship on Tuesday, making it the first state title in the program’s history.
Daniel Bailey, Camilla Pazuki, Victoria Patterson, Marisa Loya and Lydia Portlock beat their rivals in Vandegrift, Southlake Carroll and Kingwood to secure the title.
“All 5 of our girls worked so incredibly hard that we brought home the state championship,” Patterson said in a message on the NEISD Facebook page. “From the countless hours spent on the court, and leaving the track most of the time in the dark, we knew that if we follow our games, it will be a good result. Being the loneliest senior in the tournament, I couldn’t be proud of how solid my junior teammates were for two game days, knowing how hard the pressure on the table was to perform. Being an outsider in the tournament and proving what we’ve been working on all season is extremely rewarding, and we can’t be more grateful to our coaches and Reagan families. ”
The team scored 584 – 11 shots better than Austin Vandegrift, who took second place.
Loya took third place in the personal state results.
“It was a dream to bring the Reagan HS, Reagan Community and Northeast ISD team championships,” said state champion golf coach Rusty Aki. “We knew we had the opportunity to do something special over the last year or so, but the girls played and trained hard every day and, more importantly, wanted it for each other. Our teamwork was what we focus on every day, and winning for your teammate was a top priority for all of our girls in our program. It was really amazing to watch them grow and succeed! ”
Alamo Heights High School teams finished second and third in the 5A Girls Championship.
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