After shooting a round of 84 on the first day, Uvalde High School’s Pearson Sterling came back to card a round of 73 on the second day to claim medalist honors in the UHS Invitational golf tournament last Saturday.
Sterling wound up with a two-day total of 157 strokes to finish five strokes ahead Matt Shuler of Eagle Pass High in the individual competition of the two-day evening at Uvalde Memorial Golf Course.
“Pearson had a great round the second day,” said UHS head golf coach Roy Torres.
“He was upset with his play during the first round of the tournament on Friday, but he came back with a solid round on Saturday to win the tournament,” said Torres. “Pearson has been having a real good spring season and hopefully this good play will continue.
“Windy weather conditions made for higher scores on Friday, but the weather was better Saturday and so were the scores,” said Torres.
UHS had two other golfers participated as medalist candidates.
Riley Dalrymple finished in a two-way tie for 21st place, while Anthony Lugo tied for 42nd place out of the field of 51 golfers.
Dalrymple shot a 103 score on Friday, but came back to post a round of 100 on Saturday to finish with a 203 total.
Lugo posted a score of 124 on Friday, but was 13 strokes better on Saturday with his round of 111. He totaled 235 strokes.
“Riley and Anthony had better rounds on Saturday. Both will continue to improve as we get closer to the district tournament next month,” said Coach Torres.
Eagle Pass won the tourney team title with a two-day total of 710, while Pleasanton finished second with a 714 total.