The Ones to Watch

By:
Corey Roberson, Director of Golf

Cordillera Ranch junior golfers lead their high school golf teams to victories.

Cordillera Ranch is uniquely positioned within the Boerne Independent School District so that high school students can choose to attend either Boerne High or Boerne Champion, in addition to private school options like TMI and Geneva. Over the years, many of our youth have contributed to the sports teams at these schools and this year was a big one for golf. All of the juniors highlighted below are members at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch.

Before we dive into the highlights, it’s important to understand how team golf works in high school. A high school golf team may have any number of players determined by the school, but only five players play as a team in each tournament. Of those five, only the four lowest scores are combined to create the team score. Additionally, there is an individual competition in each event.

We’ll start with the Boerne Champion Charger Boys Golf Team who won District and Regionals this year which qualified them for the UIL 5A State Championship. Cordillera Ranch members Daniel Stripling, Jacob King and Zach Heffernan represented three out of the five players on the team. All three young men were seniors this year and contributed heavily to the success of the team. Daniel Stripling fired a final round 68 at State, but unfortunately the team finished in 2nd Place by one shot. Daniel plans to study finance and business and will be a part of the McFerrin Entrepreneurship program at A&M while attending Blinn. Jacob King finished 2nd individually at District and Regionals, and won the individual title at the Stampede Invitational. Last fall, Jacob committed to the University of New Mexico to play golf and further his education. Zach Heffernan is a very accomplished junior player as he’s won the Texas Junior Amateur (back-to-back years), the AJGA KJ Choi Championship and is a 3-time Cordillera Ranch Junior Club Champion. Zach individually won District and Regionals this year, and finished T-6 at the State tournament. To further his golf career and education, Zach will be attending Baylor University this fall.

On the girls’ side for Boerne Champion, new Club member Bridgett Joeris was a welcomed new addition to the team. This was her first and last year at Boerne Champion as she just moved to the area and graduated this year. Bridgett helped the team finish 2nd at District, 2nd at Regionals and 3rd at State. This marked the highest finish in the State Championship for the Lady Chargers in program history! Bridgett will be attending Tarleton State this fall to continue her golf career and advance her education.

The Boerne High boys team had a great year as well. They finished 3rd at District and Regionals which qualified them for the UIL 4A State Championship where they placed 9th. The Boys Greyhound Golf Team was led by Cordillera Ranch members Colton Hoegemeyer and Braden Baize. Colton, who is 16 years old and will be a junior next year, summed up the year by saying, “The opportunity to compete with my teammates at the State Tournament was the highlight of the year.” This summer, Colton will be competing in several regional STPGA junior golf tournaments and is looking forward to another two years with the Greyhound Golf Team. Braden is also 16 years old and assisted the team by finishing 3rd at District and 5th at Regionals individually. Braden is a multi-sport athlete but will put a heavy focus on golf this summer by competing in STPGA, TJGT and AJGA events. The Boys Golf Team is young as three sophomores and one freshman made up four of the five-player team. Look for big things to come out of this squad over the next couple of years.

On the private school side, Geneva School of Boerne also had a stand-out year. The team finished 2nd at the TAPPS 5A State Championship and were led by Cordillera Ranch members Hayes Hutton and Price Hill. Hayes was a senior this year and capped off his high school career by winning the District tournament individually. He will be attending Texas State in the fall to further his golf career and education. Price is 16 years old and just completed his sophomore year. The highlight of Price’s year was a Hole-in-One on #16 at Cordillera Ranch and shooting a final round 66 at the Texas Masters. He’s looking forward to a lot of tournament golf this summer — especially the Texas Father-Son Tournament at Crown Colony.

One of our younger members, Everett Cook, is 12 years old and attends TMI. Everett is at the very beginning of his golf career and the future looks bright as he finished 2nd in his first two tournaments and then won the District Championship.

 

Outside of the Boerne area, Christopher Robishaw plays high school golf for Houston Memorial High School. The Robishaw family lives primarily in Houston but spends some time at Cordillera Ranch as well. Christopher is 17 years old, will be a senior next year and is a National Honors Society member. The Boys Mustang High School Golf Team won a couple events this season and Christopher finished runner-up individually at both. He’s got an active summer coming up with golf tournaments, service work and a mission trip.

Congratulations to our junior golfers for leading their teams in a successful school year. Keep these kids on your radar – they are all ones to watch.

Corey Roberson is the Director of Golf at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. He can be reached at croberson@cordilleraranch.com or 830.336.4653.

 

Boerne Champion Charger Girls Varsity Golf Team, L-R: Savannah Dupre, Bridgett Joeris, Emma Finger, Mason Rawls, Halle Vandersloot
Boerne Champion Charger Boys Varsity Golf Team, L-R: Coach Alamillo, Will Williamson, Zach Heffernan, Daniel Stripling, Jacob King, Coach Sweatman
Boerne High Greyhound Boys Varsity Golf Team, L-R: Derek Nasis, Cole Gentry, Colton Hoegemeyer, Braden Baize, Jordan Smith

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