Westlake’s Reece Ramsey, boys golf team eyeing gold at state tou

Reese Ramsey had a fine week at the end of April

The Westlake golfer started out by placing 13th at the world’s most competitive junior tournament, the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley, in Georgia on April 22. He then flew back to Texas and promptly won individual and team titles at the Class 6A Region IV tournament with his Chaparral teammates on April 27.

It was Ramsey’s first regional title and Westlake’s 10th in the last 11 years.

Not a bad seven-day stretch for the Texas A&M-bound senior.

Ramsey and the Chaps enter the state tournament on May 22 at Legacy Hills Golf Club in Georgetown as the favorites to take home individual and team titles, respectively.

With the expectations swirling high, Ramsey is focused on staying grounded.

“For me, it’s just another tournament,” he said. “It’s important, but there’s no need to stress about it. I just need to play my game.”

It has been a banner year for Westlake, even by its own lofty standards. The Chaps won the regional tournament by an eye-popping 26 shots, setting a course record of 562 at Republic Golf Club in San Antonio. It was their fourth course record in as many weeks. As a team, they’re 19-under par over the last three rounds.

Add that in with the program’s sparkling resume during Callan Nokes’ 15-year tenure at Westlake, which includes five state championships, 12 regional titles, 13 district titles, 45 Division I players, and it becomes clear that Westlake is one of the premier programs in the state.

Standing at the forefront of this year’s team is Ramsey, though he’s backed by four guys who know a thing or two about swinging a club as well.

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