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THS golfers finish 11th

The Tucumcari High School golf teams completed their first tournament of the season Friday at the Texico Tournament at Farwell Country Club in Farwell, Texas, with Dennis Birch finishing 11th overall.

Also for the Rattlers, Ayden Otero finished 12th and Billy Otero was 14th.

Alexis Miller also competed for Tucumcari, but girls scores were not posted.

“They were nervous at first,” Tucumcari coach Donnie Garcia said of his players. “Neither of them have played competitively in high school. Overall, I think they recovered and finished stronger than they started. I have a hard-working, good group of golfers this year.”

Texico, Clovis, Hobbs and Clovis Christian also participated in the event. Tucumcari did not have enough players for either team to post team scores.

Tucumcari’s next tournament will be May 14, also in Farwell, where Garcia anticipates he’ll have a full team of five boys, plus four girls.

Tucumcari’s lone home meet will be during the Tucumcari Invitational at the Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course on May 17.