ROSWELL — Clovis High sophomore Ethan Peterson earned his fifth state-qualifying leg of the spring, shooting 36-37 — 73 to lead the Wildcats to a fourth-place standing at 310 after the first day of the Spring Classic golf tournament, co-hosted by Roswell High, Roswell Goddard and New Mexico Military.
Goddard leads the 18-team field at 298, with Hobbs and Lovington tied for second at 304. The tournament will conclude with another 18 holes today.
Zach Griego also earned a state leg for the Cats, shooting 36-41 — 77, while Kyler Brewer-Hill posted a round of 37-42 — 79 and Kyle Wornell and Corbin Best each shot 39-42 — 81.
In girls competition, divided into large schools and small schools, the Lady Wildcats earned a state leg at 389. First-round team totals, though, were not available on Monday night.
Nicki Clayton earned her fourth state leg of the spring, shooting 46-44 — 90, while Michaela Hulder notched her third leg by shooting 48-44 — 90. Rounding out the team were Megan Kibbe 51-51 — 102, Haley Berry 50-55 — 105 and Mariah Sparks 58-54 — 112.
Texico, meantime, earned a state leg in Class 1A-2A and is third in the seven-team small-school division at 374, trailing Socorro (350) and Hot Springs (353).
Erin Scanlan (41-41 — 82) and Dionna McWhorter (42-48 — 90) garnered state legs for the Lady Wolverines. Other tallies were Laura McFarden 51-49 — 100, Shay Anderson 52-50 — 102, Megan Long 52-53 — 105 and Allison Myers 59-60 — 119.
Boys played at Spring River Country Club and girls at NMMI on Monday, and they will switch sites today.