Brownsville Hanna cleans up at San Benito Invitational

HARLINGEN — The final day of the San Benito Invitational Golf Tournament went off without a hitch on Saturday.

Favorable temperatures accompanied by a slight southeastern breeze once again greeted golfers and spectators alike as competition heated up on the greens.

With tee off starting at 7:45 a.m. at Tony Butler Golf Course, focus quickly shifted to the girls’ group where Brownsville Hanna’s Julie Lucio, Los Fresnos’ Briana Garza and Harlingen’s Hannah Greer were battling for the top spot.

In the end, Hanna’s Lucio was the big winner of the two-day event. The sophomore shot a 74 on Friday and a 75 on Saturday for a top score of 149. It was just enough to edge out day-one leader Garza, who struggled a bit on day two.

After finishing the first day of the tournament with a 73, Garza shot a 77 on Saturday to finish one stroke behind Lucio at 150.

“We played good and very composed,” said Los Fresnos coach Luis Gonzalez. “We tried to do our best that we could and tried to get consistent because out here, consistency matters.

“Yesterday we had a really good day and today we were hoping to finish third even with our number two (golfer) out today. But even with that we had a pretty good showing.”

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