Rams fourth in Hobbs Invitational

PNT Staff

HOBBS — Eighth-grader William Archibeque shot 40-38 — 78 and placed fourth in medalist competition Monday as the Portales High boys opened their season with a fourth-place finish in the Hobbs Invitational golf tournament.
Portales shot 336, finishing nine strokes behind runnerup Hobbs. Clovis, which had the top two individuals in Guillermo Chavez and Jordan Moore, ran away to a 20-stroke team victory.
PHS coach Patrick Crowley said the Rams played well, but can still improve.
“Our short game was not what it needed to be,” Crowley said. “We know what we need to work on.
“We hit 76 percent of our fairways and less than 40 percent of our greens (in regulation). We’ve got to be able to adjust to different courses and different weather conditions.”
Junior Chris Adkins, who did not qualify for one of the five team spots in PHS practice last week, nevertheless played as an individual on Monday and finished fourth individually with a round of 38-39 — 77.
Chavez, a fifth-year senior for Clovis, toured the course in one-over 73 to finish two shots ahead of Moore, a junior.
PHS was one short of a full girls team. Senior Michelle Miller led the Lady Rams at 102.
Hobbs had the top three individual finishers and won the tournament with a four-person score of 391. Sophomores Tori Teague (117) and Lindsey Woodard (128) were seeing their first varsity competition.
“The kids enjoyed themselves,” PHS girls coach Brenda Gomez said. “They realize they can get better, and I know they’ll work hard to do that.”
PHS teams make a quick turnaround today, playing in the Lovington Invitational.

Hobbs Invitational
Monday at Hobbs C.C.
Par 72
Boys
Team standings:
1. Clovis 307; 2. Hobbs 327; 3. Artesia 330; 4. Portales 336; 5. Lovington 340; 6. Carlsbad 352; 7. Jal 363; 8. Cloudcroft 365; 9. Eunice 375; 10. Tucumcari 395.
Individual medalists: 1. Guillermo Chavez, Clovis 73; 2. Jordan Moore, Clovis 75; 3. Bradley Davis, Artesia 76; 4. Chris Adkins, Portales 77; 5. (three-way tie) William Archibeque, Portales; Ryan Hahn, Clovis, and Jared Neal, Artesia 78.
PHS results: Will Archibeque 40-38 — 78, Trevor Ferguson 43-42 — 85, Donavin Sanchez 44-42 — 86, Dale Welch 44-43 — 87, Matthew Parkey 45-42 — 87.
Note: Chris Adkins was playing as an individual.
Girls
Team standings:
1. Hobbs 361; 2. Clovis 398; 3. Artesia 401; 4. Lovington 449.
Individual medalists: 1. Sharilyn Patrick Hobbs 84; 2.Brandi Goodman, Hobbs 89; 3. Courtney Madrid, Hobbs 93; 4. Caitlin Fields, Hobbs 94; 5. Whitney Jones, Clovis 95.
PHS results: Michelle Miller 102, Tori Teague 117, Lindsey Woodard 128.

Tennis — Portales finished 10th in the 16-team Amarillo Relays over the weekend, competing against mostly larger schools.
Amarillo Tascosa won the team title with 260 points, while PHS finished with 111.
Each school entered two players in singles and two in doubles for both boys and girls, and their point totals were combined.
Rachelle Self and Kaycee Quick finished 10th in girls doubles, the top Portales finish in the tournament.
Meantime, sophomore Morgan Erf lost in the first round, then won four straight matches to finish 17th in singles.
The boys’ best finish was posted by Chris Kirchner and Chase Acker, who were 15th in doubles. In singles, Chance Plummer won three of four after a first-round loss and finished 18th in singles.

Amarillo Relays
Friday, Saturday
Team standings:
1. Amarillo Tascosa 260; 2. Wichita Falls High 245; 3. Wichita Falls Rider 221; 4. Amarillo High 191; 5. Canyon 153; 6. Vernon (Texas) 143; 7. Carlsbad 133; 8. Amarillo Caprock 125; 9. Amarillo Palo Duro 120; 10. Portales 111; 11. Dumas (Texas) 97; 12. Pampa (Texas) 90; 13. Canyon Randall 85; 14. Plainview 80; 15. Hereford 79; 16. Borger 75.
Portales results
Boys singles
Chance Plummer, No. 1 (3-2, 18th place):
L Landon Cotton (WF Rider) 6-1, 6-4; W Josh campos (Palo Duro) 6-1, 6-4; W Jareth Fortenberrry (Pampa) 6-2, 7-5; W Derik Bendixson (Carlsbad) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4; L Creighton Baird (Amarillo High) 6-2, 6-1.
Logan Brown, No. 2 (2-3, 27th place): L David Levitt (WF High) 6-1, 0-6, 6-1; L Craighton Baird (Amarillo High), score n/a; W Isaacx Olive (Randall) 6-1, 6-0; L Jonathan Garcia (Plainview) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1; W Hunter Farington (Randall) 6-0, 6-1.
Boys doubles
Chris Kirchner-Chase Acker, No. 1 (2-3, 15th place):
W Natividad-Adams (Amarillo High) 6-2, 6-2; L Russell-Smithee (Tascosa), score n/a; L — Fenter-Herber (Vernon) 6-3, 6-1; L Crow-Forman (Pampa) 6-4, 6-4; W Bazaldua-Saldavar (Caprock) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1.
Nathan Acker-Matt Tucker, No. 2 (2-3, 23rd place): Cramer-Cramer (Tascosa) 6-3, 6-0; W Morris-Frels (Pampa) 6-4, 6-2; L Berk-Krulik (Amarillo High) 6-3, 6-0; L Warren-Mastick (Randall) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1; W Brown-Griffin (Hereford) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.
Girls singles
Morgan Erf, No. 1 (4-1, 17th place):
L Kelsey Workman (WF Rider) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1); W Haley Acker (Pampa) 6-0, 6-2; W Hilary Stone (Randall) 6-1, 6-0; W Suzanne Noel (Plainview) 6-4, 6-2; W Lindsey Wright (Canyon) 7-5, 6-2.
Whitney Miller, No. 2 (1-4, 24th place): L Nohemi Pham (Palo Duro) 6-2, 6-2; W Cassie Mears (Borger) 6-2, 6-4; L Lindsey Wright (Canyon), score n/a; L Katie Harmeson (Carlsbad) 6-1, 6-0; L Merideth Bond (Vernon) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Girls doubles
Rachelle Self-Kaycee Quick, No. 1 (3-2, 10th place):
W Mingboupha-Sihaphon (Palo Duro) 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-2); L Thacker-Porta (WF High) 6-0, 6-1; W Hagar-L. Madrid (Carlsbad) 5-7, 6-4, 7-5; W Cowden-Greathouse (Tascosa) 7-5, 6-1; L Novak-Carlson (Amarillo High) 7-5, 6-3.
Bethany Self-Jessica Bulls, No. 2 (3-2, 19th place): L Golightly-Carter (Tascosa) 6-1, 6-0; W Patterson-Knowles (Pampa) 6-3, 6-2; W Allegretti-Miller (Caprock) 7-6, 6-0; L Allen-A.Madrid (Carlsbad) 6-4, 2-6, 6-0; W Duffy-Coble (Vernon) 6-2, 6-0.