Harlingen High’s Greer, South’s Alvarez qualify for regional golf tournament

HARLINGEN — Harlingen High’s Hannah Greer and Harlingen South’s Amanda Alvarez are headed to the Texas Hill Country next week after solid performances on Day 2 of the District 32-6A golf tournament on Tuesday at Tony Butler Golf Course.

With Brownsville Hanna and Brownsville Veterans coming in first and second, respectively, in the girls team standings, both Greer and Alvarez needed to finish as the top two individuals not on a qualifying team if they hoped to earn a trip the Region IV-6A tournament in San Antonio.

Greer, who came into Tuesday’s action tied for the individual lead with Brownville Hanna’s Julie Lucio, came up one stroke short of winning district gold as she posted a two-day total of 149 (70-79) while Lucio carded a 148 (70-78).

Regardless, Greer’s second-place finish was good enough to earn her a spot at regionals next Wednesday and Thursday.

“Today was a little worse than yesterday. I got out to a slow start and my putting kind of messed me up over time, but it’s OK. Overall, I had fun and that’s what matters,” said Greer, who is now headed to her second straight regional tournament. Last year, Greer finished third at regionals to qualify for the UIL state tournament.

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