Maria Sayers’ Even Par
Maria Sayers is an avid golfer, sometimes playing twice a day during these stay-close-to-home pandemic days. She is a supporter of women’s golf at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch, and a member of the Cordillera Women’s Golf Association, where she plays currently with a 6 handicap. James and Maria Sayers and Doyle and Yana Dommert play together often. “We love playing with couples! It builds strong relationships as a community,” says Maria. The foursome were together on the course on July 25th when Maria shot her first even par round. She needed a birdie on hole 18 to shoot a 72 (even par), and her drive was about 100 yards from the green. Her second shot skirted the bunker, bounced up on the green and rolled out to approximately 25 feet from the hole. Maria holed that putt for a birdie which secured the even par of 72. “Great fun and a great day for Maria! It was beautiful to watch,” says Yana of her friend’s victory.
Congrats to Zach Heffernan and Jacob King
Zach Heffernan, a three-time Cordillera Ranch Junior Champion, captured his second straight Texas Junior Amateur title making him the third player in the 94-year history to win back-to-back. He shot rounds of 66-73-70 to finish at 4 under-par and win by 1 shot over three other juniors. He also finished 2nd this summer in the Maridoe Junior Invitational and will be playing in The Players Invitational at TPC Sawgrass on September 3rd. Zach is a senior at Champion High School where he maintains a 4.0 and will attend Baylor University next year to play golf.
Jacob King, another a Cordillera Ranch Junior, and senior at Champion High School, finished T-20 with rounds of 75-73-72 in the Texas Junior Amateur. With an equally impressive resume, Jacob finished 3rd, 4th and 6th at the Legends Junior Tour Tournaments this past year and his best finish nationally was 9th at the AJGA Bob Estes Junior Championship (67/67).
Both boys play Champion High School Golf where their team placed 2nd at 5A State in 2019 as sophomores, and were poised to win in 2020 until their season was cut short. On the statewide Junior Golf Scoreboard, Zach is currently ranked 3rd in the class of 2021 in Texas and Jacob is 12th. Congratulations to both, and here’s to a State Championship this year!