The Melissa High School Cardinal and Lady Cardinal golf teams participated in the District 11-4A golf tournament from April 2-3 in Gunter, where both teams earned a district champion title.


The Cardinals shot a team total of 350 on April 2 and 341 on April 3, finishing ahead of Celina in a close match-up by 13 shots. Matt Brown place second, Nathan Foster placed third and Connor Newberry qualified as a medalist for the regional tournament.


The Lady Cardinals won their tenth straight district title, shooting 382 on April 2 and 401 on Apil 3, finishing ahead of Princeton by 89 shots. Leah Tyner won her second straight title as district champion, shooting 88-88 for a two-day total of 176 in a close match-up. Lindsay Bauslaugh qualified as a medalist.


The teams advance to the regional tournament the week of April 23 at Van Zandt Country Club in Canton.


“To say I am happy would be an understatement,” said coach Chris Tyner. “These athletes set a goal at the beginning of the year to be district champions and they did that this week. And for the girls to win our tenth consecutive district title; that means the world to me. Creating a legacy is hard to do especially in a difficult game called golf. Conditions were less than desirable both days but we battled through the elements and came out on top. We plan on going to Canton not only represent our district but to make a run at another state appearance. Super proud of all the Melissa golfers. RED RED!”