2020-21 SEASON REVIEW
DILEO FINISHES TOP-10 IN STATE TOURNEY
May 10-11 (Kyle) – Junior Montana DiLeo (pictured above at this year’s District golf tourney) wrapped up her 2021 season finishing tied for 10th at the 4A Girl’s State Golf Championship. This year’s State tournament was held at Plum Creek Golf Course in Kyle. DiLeo fired an opening round of 79 on Monday and followed that up with a 38 on Tuesday for a of 11n overall score of 117. Tuesday’s round was shortened to 9-holes because of lightening and storms in the Kyle area. DiLeo won the 22-4A District title and the 4A-Region III title earlier this spring.
DILEO WINS REGIONAL TITLE – LADY BEARS 6TH
April 21-22 (Huntsville) – Lady Bear golfer Montana DiLeo (pictured above left) used a strong second round to capture the 2021 Class 4A-Region III Girls Golf Championship at Raven Nest Golf Course Thursday afternoon. DiLeo fired a round-two score of 74 after an 86 Wednesday to finish with a 160 and finished five strokes ahead of both Lake Belton’s Tiffany Lange (81-84/165) and Hardin-Jefferson’s Makenna Henry (84-81/165). Salado (369-385/754) captured the team title and will be joined at State by Huffman (407-372/779) and Hardin-Jefferson (400-392/792). The Lady Bears (442-396/838) finished sixth overall in the 13-team field. DiLeo’s 160 was followed by Neely Wozniak (112-86/198), Jaycie Benton (109-108/217), Trinity Williams (135-128/263) and Alysa Weizenegger (145-141/286). DiLeo will now prepare for the Class 4A State Girls Golf Championship, which will be held May 10-11 at Plum Creek Golf Course in Kyle. This will be her second State tourney as she qualifed as a freshman in 2019.
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LADY BEARS WIN DISTRICT CROWN – DILEO TAKES 1ST
(L-R) Jaycie Benton, Trinity Williams, Neely Wozniak, Alyssa Weizenegger, Montana Dileo, and Coach Johnnie Harrell
April 1 (Beaumont) – The Lady Bear golf team rolled to the team title by 82 strokes at the District 22-4A Golf Championships at the Homberg Course Thursday while Lady Bear Montana Dileo fired a remarkable second round score of 67 to capture top medalist. Dileo led the Lady Bears with a 71-67/138 (new district scoring record) and was followed by teammates Neely Wozniak (77-92/169), Jaycie Benton (111-111/222), Trinity Williams (119-129/248) and E. Weizenegger (140-146/286). The Lady Bears won the tournament with a two-round score of 777, easily outdistancing second-place Bridge City (859), Orangefield (1,059), Lumberton (1,064), and Vidor (1,135). The girl’s will now get ready for the 4A-Region III tournament on April 21-22 at Raven Nest Golf Course in Huntsville.
LADY BEARS IN CONTROL AT DISTRICT GOLF TOURNEY
March 30 (Beaumont) – The Lady Bears have a big lead in the 22-4A District Golf tournament after an opening round team score of 378. Montana Dileo led the Lady Bears with a -1/71, Neely Wozniak carded a 77, Jaycie Benton fired a 111, Trinity Williams posted a 119, and Alyssa Weizenegger finished with a 140. The Lady Bears lead Bridge City (433) by 55 shots. Orangefield (547) is in third followed by Vidor (575). Dileo is second individually just 2-strokes behind Bridge City’s Cadence Underwood (-2/69). Round two of the district tourney will be Thursday morning at Homberg starting with a shotgun start at 9am.
LADY BEARS TAKE 2ND – DILEO WINS AGAIN
(L-R) Benton, Weizenegger, Williams, Wozniak, and Dileo
March 15 (Orange) – The Lady Bears golf team hit the links in the Bridge City Girls Varsity Invitational held at Sunset Grove Country Club. Fresh of her State Preview win, Montana Dileo fired a solid 75 to take 1st place medalist and help lead the Lady Bears to a 2nd place team finish. The Lady Bears shot a team score of 389 with Dileo’s 75, Neely Wozniak – 83, Jaycie Benton – 106, Trinity Williams – 125, and Alysa Weizenegger – 132. Hardin-Jefferson won the tournament with a score of 372 and Bridge City was 3rd with a 431. The girl’s next tournament will be the two-day 22-4A District tournament on March 30th & April 1st at Henry Homberg Golf Course in Beaumont.
BEARS DOMINANT AT STATE PREVIEW – DILEO SETS RECORD
March 5-6 (Kyle) – Bear golfers Montana Dileo and Jack Burke were invited to take part in the State Preview Invitational at Plum Creek golf course in Kyle over the weekend. Burke is the reigning 4A Boy’s State Champion and Dileo finished in the top ten at the championship in 2019. This weekends tournament featured teams and individuals that are favorites to make State this year and was played in some very tough conditions. Winds were blowing 25-35 both days and then a steady rain moved in early in round two. Both Dileo and Burke handled the conditions like pro’s and played some amazing golf. Montana ran away from the field in round two with a tourney low -4/67 to capture 1st in the tournament in the girl’s division with a two-day total of 72/67 (-3/139). Jack had the boy’s low round on day 2 with a -1/70 to close a four-shot deficit to two and finished 2nd overall in the boy’s division with a 72/70 (E/142). Dileo’s round of 67 is a new LC-M girl’s golf record and one off Burke’s overall school record of 66. Dileo and the Lady Bears team will be back on the course on Monday (3/15) as they will play in the Bridge City tournament at Sunset Grove in Orange. Burke and the Bears will play in the Nederland tournament at Brentwood Country Club in Beaumont on Monday (3/22).
LADY BEARS 2ND – WOZNIAK 2ND
(L-R) Weizenegger, Williams, and Wozniak
March 8 (Silsbee) – The girl’s played in Silsbee’s Bobby Woodard Classic held at Silsbee Country Club. Neely Wozniak fired an 89 to take 2nd overall and help lead the Lady Bears to a 2nd place finish in the team division. Jaycie Benton shot a 110, Trinity Williams fired a 120, and Alysa Weizenegger finished with a 140. The Lady Bears finished with a total score of 459 (Bridge City took 1st with a team score of 411). Montana Dileo will play in the State Preview at Plum Creek Golf Course in Kyle on Friday and Saturday.
WINTER WEATHER FORCES CANCELLATION OF REGIONAL PREVIEW
Regional Preview Invitational hosted by Huntsville HS
February 19-20 – Raven Nest Golf Course (Huntsville)
CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
DILEO AND WOZNIAK PLACE AT PIRATE INVITATIONAL
(L-R) Montana Dileo and Neely Wozniak
February 11 (Beaumont) – Montana Dileo and Neely Wozniak played as medalist in the Vidor Pirate Varsity Girl’s Invitational at Brentwood Country Club. The rain and cold limited the tournament to nine holes as conditions worsened throughout the morning. Dileo fired a 32 to take 1st while Wozniak finished with a solid 36 to take 3rd place. The Lady Bears will be back in team play next Friday and Saturday at the Regional Preview in Huntsville.
LADY BEARS FINISHES 2ND AT IDYLWILD
February 1 (Sour Lake) – The Lady Bears golf team took 2nd place in the Hardin-Jefferson Varsity Girls Invitational held at Idylwild Golf Club. The H-J Lady Hawks won the tournament with a team score of 380 while the Lady Bears took 2nd with a 409. Montana Dileo finished 2nd overall with an 81 behind H-J’s Makenna Henry (74). Scores for the Lady Bears were as follows: Dileo (81), Neely Wozniak (94), Jaycie Benton (108), Trinity Williams (126), and Alysa Weizenegger (143).
LADY BEARS WIN OPENER – DILEO PLACES 1ST
(L-R) Williams, Weizenegger, Wozniak, Dileo, and Benton
January 27 (Anahuac) – The Lady Bears Golf team teed it up in their first tournament of the year at the Anahuac Athletics Booster Club Tournament. Montana Dileo tore up the Chambers County golf course with a one under par 72 to win the tournament by ten shots over Bridge City’s Cadence Underwood. Neely Wozniak also had a solid round as she fired an 89 to finish 4th overall. The team finished with a total score of 393 to win the tournament. Scores were as follows: Dileo – 72, Wozniak – 89, Jaycie Benton – 107, Alysa Weizenegger – 125, and Trinity Williams – 126.
WILLIAMS RECOGNIZED BY SETCA
December 29, 2020 (Beaumont) – The South East Texas Coaches Association (SETCA) named the annual “Coaches of the Year” recipients for 2020. LC-M’s Bart Williams (picted above) was named the Girl’s Golf – Coach of the Year. Coach Williams was the 2109 SETCA Boy’s Golf – Coach of the Year in 2019 when the boy’s golf team reached the state tournament and Jack Burke won the 4A State Championship.
Johnnie Kay Harrell