Marfa golf teams swing their way to district champions

Marfa girls and boys golf teams claimed the title of district champions this week. The boys golf team, pictured from left to right, is John Aguero, Ethan Zubia, Nathan Pena, Cristian Ontiveros, Zachary Gomez, Uriel Hernandez and Jadien Villa. Photo by Oscar Aguero

MARFA — Marfa Shorthorns golf teams conquered the University Interscholastic League competition this week, earning the titles of Girls District Champions and Boys District Champions on Monday, March 29, on their home turf.

Teams from the area teed off at the Marfa Municipal Golf Course Monday morning, and by the end of the day, the Marfa boys team and girls team had both placed first. Marfa students Cristian Ontiveros, John Aguero, Ethan Zubia, Zachary Gomez and Nathan Pena advanced for the boys team, while Alexis Gonzales, Samantha Martinez, Annalise Matquez, Liani Salcido and Lesly Torres will head to regionals for the girls team. Marfa’s Uriel Hernandez and Jadien Villa also competed in the tournament on Monday.

Along with the team victories, Ontiveros placed second and Aguero placed third for individual boys. For individual girls, Gonzales came in first, with Martinez placing third.

“Overall the athletes played better this week than they have all year,” said Coach Curtis Pittman. The team is practicing and improving each week, the coach said, adding he was looking forward to regionals later this month.

Marfa’s girls and boys golf teams will be playing in the UIL regional tournament in San Angelo on April 19-20.

The girls golf team, pictured from left to right, is Lesly Torres, Annalise Matquez, Samantha Martinez and Alexis Gonzales, with Liani Salcido seated.
Photo by Linda Ojeda