The third and final qualifying spot for the Boys’ State at the Region III-6A Golf Tournament went to two of Katy ISD’s best. Tompkins’ Colt Tenpenny finally earned a return trip to the UIL Class 6A State Tournament, fending off Taylor’s CJ Larkin by two strokes on April 20-21 at Eagle Pointe Golf Club in Mont Belvieu.

The top three teams and top three individuals not on qualifying teams qualified for the state, scheduled for May 9-10 at Legacy Hills Golf Club in Georgetown.

Tenpenny also advanced as an individual medalist last year. He returns after carding rounds of 74 and 77 for a total of 151, good for eighth place overall. The Falcons star finished nine over par for the tournament, three strokes behind champion Rex Hargrove of Cypress Creek.

Tenpenny was in a three-way tie for fifth after the first round, birdying his sixth, 13th and 17th holes to offset four bogeys and a double bogey. He added birdies on his fourth and 13th holes in round two, enough to overcome a tough finish and clinch a state spot.

Larkin was in contention for an individual berth throughout, posting a 76 with a 77. He finished 10th with a score of 153 over two rounds, representing the Mustangs as an individual medalist at the regional tournament.

Tompkins finished fifth as a team, carding a 651 led by Tenpenny and Diego Montes, who tied for 29th with a 165.

Seven Lakes was one spot behind, shooting a 667 led by Shaun Nair, who was tied for 20th with a 162, and Nikko Taggart, whose 163 was tied for 23rd. Joseph Hroch represented Katy as an individual medalist, finishing tied for 40th with a 169.

Cinco Ranch Individual Medalist Mallorie Luitwieler and Taylor’s Audrey Rosen tie for first place in Katy ISD at the Region III-6A Women’s Tournament April 18-19 at Eagle Pointe. Both finished with a 167 for 13th place.

The Mustangs finished seventh as a team, with a 733 led by Rosen and Faith Chang, who tied for 40th with 184. Tompkins’ Annika Choi finished 24th with a 172 competing as a medalist.

Seven Lakes ranked 11th as a team, scoring a 769. Kay Song is tied for 28th with a 175, while Amanda Eubanks is tied for 56th with a 193 to lead the Spartans.

REGION III-6A TOURNAMENT

GIRLS

Taylor (7th, 366-367—733): Audrey Rosen (T13th, 84-83—167), Faith Chang (T40th, 85-99—184), Jisoo Yoon (T40th, 97-87—184), Sarena Lawji (T65th, 100-98—198), Alex Marty (88th, 119-111—230)

Seven Lakes (11th, 385-384—769): Kay Song (T28th, 86-89—175), Amanda Eubanks (T56th, 97-96—193), Krisna Mahendran (64th, 99-97—196), Sydney Conover (70th, 103-102—205), Barbara Guerra (86th, 114-104—218)

Cinco Ranch: Mallorie Luitwieler (T13th, 85-82—167)

Tomkins: Annika Choi (24th, 89-83—172)

BOYS

Tompkins (5th, 329-322—651): Colt Tenpenny (8th, 74-77—151), Diego Montes (T29th, 85-80—165), Adrian Lugo (T32nd, 82-84—166), Jeff Borchert (T43rd, 88-82—170), Sumi Bandi (T45e, 88-83—171)

Seven Lakes (6th, 347-320—667): Shaun Nair (T20e, 84-78—162), Nikko Taggart (T23e, 83-80—163), Ted Sui (T50e, 89-83—172), Andon Herrera (T50e, 91-81—172), Timothy Lei (T70e, 100-81—181)

Taylor: CJ Larkin (10th, 76-77—153)

Katie: Joseph Hroch (T40e, 84-85—169)