Hoyos cards Mustang’s best round since 2016; Broncos finish eighth at Putnam City North Tournament

Golf, Spring Sports

Trey Hunter

April 16, 2024
Thalia Hoyos (Sr.) stares down a tee shot during a tournament earlier this season at River Oaks Golf Club in Edmond. Hoyos carded a 7-over-par 77 to help lead Mustang to eighth place in the 2024 Putnam City North Tournament last week. Her score was the best by any Bronco since 2016. (Photo by Trey Hunter)

Thalia Hoyos (Sr.) carded the best round for any MHS player since 2016 while helping guide the No. 12 Mustang Broncos to eighth place in the 2024 Putnam City North Tournament at Lincoln Park Golf Couse last Tuesday.

Hoyos carded a 7-over-par 77 with a 4-over-par 39 on the back nine and a 3-over-par 38 on the front. She collected 10 pars and a birdie on route to sixth place overall.

“It was good,” Hoyos said of her round. “I played really smart golf. My putting was better than it ever has been, and my driver was working well. There are some shots that I’d like to have back, but overall, I was really happy with how I played.”

Kynzie Pascoe (Jr.) turned in a fine performance as well, carding a 16-over-par 86 to finish 21st overall. She shot an 11-over-par 46 on the back nine but cleaned things up on the front with a 5-over-par 40. She finished with six pars.

Three Broncos shot in the 90s to help round out the team score of 357.

Senior Emery Bowers finished 58th with a 26-over-par 96. She shot 15-over-par on the back nine before going 11-over on the front. She finished with three pars, including two on the back nine.

Thalia Hoyos (Sr.) shot a 7-over-par 77 at the 2024 Putnam City North Tournament last week. Her score was the best by any Bronco since 2016. (Photo by Trey Hunter)

Sophomore Jaeden Musae finished T-63 after shooting a 28-over-par 98. She shot 15 over on the back nine and 13-over on the front, carding one par on the par-4 17th.

Bailee Highfill (Sr.) rounded things out for the Broncos, shooting a 29-over-par 99 while finishing 67th overall. She shot a 16-over-par 51on the back nine and a 13-over-par 43 on the front. Highfill parred two holes.

Mustang finished just two strokes behind No. 9 Choctaw. Second-ranked Jenks won the tournament with a score of 311, clearing top-ranked Edmond North by 14 strokes. No. 5 Norman North finished third with a score of 325.

Kynzie Pascoe (Jr.) shot a 16-over-86 to finish 16th overall in the 2024 Putnam City North Tournament last week. Pascoe and the Broncos are now getting set for the Class 6A West Regional Tournament this week at River Oaks Golf Club in Edmond. (Photo by Trey Hunter)

Jenks’ Sohpia Lefler (Jr.) won the tournament individually, carding a 1-over-par 71. She won a tiebreaker over Norman North’s Juliana Hong (So.). North’s Syrah Javed (Sr.) finished third with a 4-over-par 74.

The Broncos now turn their focus to the 2024 Regional Tournament at River Oaks Golf Club in Edmond. The team finished fifth in the West Regional Preview on April 8 at the same course.

“For us, it’s probably our mental game,” Hoyos said of what her squad will lean on during postseason play. “We just have to keep trying to be tough out there when we have bad shots or a tough hole.

“Our team is like a family, so supporting each other will be key. We feel very comfortable right now.”

Mustang tees off at 8:30 a.m. at River Oaks on Wednesday. The State Tournament is scheduled for next Monday at Stillwater Country Club.

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Trey Hunter is the owner and publisher of the Mustang Sports Review. He graduated from Mustang High School in 2006 before graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma with a journalism degree in 2011. He has covered Mustang sports for multiple publications as well as high school sports and professional basketball for other outlets. Contact Trey for story ideas or reach out with information. PHONE: (405) 659-9898 EMAIL: TreyHunter1987@gmail.com

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