FUTURE MAVS FARE WELL AT STATE GOLF TOURNEY
May 7, 2007
AUSTIN, Texas - UT Arlington men's golf signees Zack Fischer and Jamey Taylor used sub-par rounds to land in the top 10 of the individual standings after the opening day of the UIL Class 4A Boys State Tournament Monday.
Fischer, a senior at Texarkana Texas High School shot an opening round of two-under-par 69 to sit in a four-way tie for third place. Chase Anderson of San Antonio Alamo Heights High School leads by two strokes heading into Tuesday's final round on the 6,749-yard, par-71 layout on the Roy Kiser Municipal Golf Course.
Fischer's Texas High School squad is in third place in the team standings with an 11-over-par 295, 12 strokes behind Aledo.
Taylor, competing as an individual after winning the Region I Tournament two weeks ago, shot a 70 to tie for seventh after the opening day.
Fischer, ranks among the top 10 junior golfers in Texas, led the Texarkana Texas High School boys golf team to the Region II-4A Team title with a 71 to finish tied for third at the rain-shortened region tournament. He won the District 11-4A tournament.
He has won 14 tournaments since 2004, including the Texas Legends Junior Tour Championship with a 72-73-69=214 on Nov. 26, 2006.
Taylor is a four-time first-team all District 18-4A and region qualifier at Friendswood High School. He has captained the FHS team for the past three seasons and was named the team's player of the year in 2005-07. He finished second at the District 18-4A Tournament (73-70-143) to advance to the Region I Tournament. He was named first team all-Houston Golf Association in 2004-06, a 2006 HGA Junior Classic champion, 2006 Greater Houston City Junior Championship runner up, and fifth place at the 2006 Texas Legends Junior Texas State Championship.
The Mavs open the 2007-08 season at the St. Mary's Invitational, Sept. 10-11 in St. Mary's, Calif.