Special To KRTN Multi-Media
TUCUMCARI — The Raton Tigers golf teams traveled to play in their district tournament in Tucumcari, NM on May 2nd. It was a 9am tee time that had the morning chill in the air, but otherwise perfect weather for golfing. Raton Tiger’s Jason Parker outdueled his foes in the district that included, Robertson, Taos, Tucumcari, Springer, and West Las Vegas to win the individual title and be crowned district champion. Parker was Champion with a 74; John Paul Garcia of Tucumcari was 2nd with a 75. Johnny Gentry and Clayton Adams also participated for the Raton boys and shot a 103 and 108 respectively.
On the girls side, Raton took three competitors, Sydni Silva, Cherokee Valdez, and Celeste Rahamut. The best finisher for the girls was Sydni Silva who battled with the Taos #1 golfer through 18 holes to come up short one shot of getting into a playoff for the district championship. The results were as follows. Sydni Silva of Raton 2nd with a 94; Cherokee Valdez of Raton 103; Celeste Rahamut of Raton 108.
Coach David Swanson is encouraging all high school aged athletes who are interested in learning the game of golf and considering playing next fall season to contact him or stop by the Raton Golf Course for more information.