Ethan Peterson was consistent throughout with a 3-over-par 73, and the host Wildcats took an 18-stroke win over Portales in the Tyler Fontenot Invitational on Friday at Clovis Municipal Golf Course.
The Clovis girls cruised to first place with a 30-stroke win over Texico, with Kelby Rains claiming medalist honors.
Peterson shot a 36 on the front nine and a 37 on the back for the boy’s medalist spot, followed by Dora’s Kyler Smith, who shot a 74.
The Wildcats posted a team score of 312, beating Portales’ 330 and Tucumcari’s 362.
Donavin Sanchez led the way for Portales with a 78 to finish tied for fourth with Kyle Wornell of Clovis. Steven Smith shot 77 to lead the Rattlers.
The Lady Wildcats put three golfers in the top five, including Nicki Clayton with a 91 and Michaela Hulder at 94.
Erin Scanlan finished tied for second with a 91, and paced Texico to a second-place finish with a score of 91. Scanlan and Allison Myers (94) each got qualifying legs as the Wolverines posted a score of 397.
Tylar Rowley led Portales with a 93.
Tyler Fontenot Invitational
* indicates state qualifying leg
Team scores: Clovis 312, Portales 330, Tucumcari 362
Medalist: Ethan Peterson, Clovis, 73.
Clovis: Ethan Peterson 36-37-73*, Kyle Wornell 37-41-78, Zach Griego 42-38-80, Kyler Brewer-Hill 39-42-81, Corbin Best 44-38-82.
Portales: Donavin Sanchez 40-38-78, Rick Bergman 43-37-80, Tristan Cottrell 42-41-83, Dennis Short 46-43-89, Will Archibeque 45-48-93, Tysen McKinney 49-46-95.
Tucumcari: Steven Smith 39-38-77, Gabriel Montoya 42-40-80, Nathan Andrada 46-49-95, Alex Hutchins 50-58-108, Jacob Montoya 55-59-114.
Clovis JV: Isaiah Rose 40-40-80, Taylor Brooks 41-43-84, Jonathan Langan 45-41-86, Turner Ham 44-49-93, Matthew Trujillo 49-45-94.
Dora: Kyler Smith 36-38-74*.
Tucumcari JV: Luke Smith 49-53-102, Matt Trujillo 62-56-118, Matt Benavidez 59-59-118.
Team scores: Clovis 367*, Texico 397*, Portales 415, Tucumcari 541.
Medalist: Kelby Rains, Clovis, 88.
Clovis: Kelby Rains 44-44-88*, Nicki Clayton 46-45-91*, Michaela Hulder 43-51-94*, Veronica Anaya 51-49-100, Mariah Sparks 54-49-103, Brittany Johnson 53-51-104, Monika Kiser 65-52-117.
Texico: Erin Scanlan 48-43-91*, Allison Myers 47-47-94*, Holly Harrison 53-53-106, Dianna McHartie 54-52-106, Kristen Beltran 55-61-116, Megan Long 63-58-121.
Portales: Tylar Rowley 43-50-93*, Amber McCasland 49-54-103, Kelsey Prince 55-54-109, Paige Hartman 54-56-110, Gabby Espinosa 57-57-114.
Tucumcari: Liz Smith 60-61-121, Carri Harmon 66-74-140, Becca Smith 70-75-145, Isabelle Herrerra 73-62-135.
Clovis Christian: Lauren Douma 46-50-96.