Lady Pirate golfer Mason Lewis captured the state championship at the UIL state golf tournament on May 10-11, 2021, at White Wing Golf Club in Georgetown.
The GHS junior shot a personal best of 68, finishing 4 under par and leading the Class 5A contenders after the first round. On the second day, Lewis shot 72 to complete the two-day tourney with an overall score of 140. She took first place by one stroke over Midlothian's Tiffany Cao (141) while Julia Vollmer (142) from Alamo Heights was third.
“It’s pretty amazing,” Lady Pirate head coach Becky Addison told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “If you knew Mason, you’d know she has an amazing work ethic, and this is a testament of how hard she works. It’s well deserved and doesn’t surprise me. She had a great tournament.”
A GHS junior, Lewis advanced from the Region I-5A meet in Lubbock after placing sixth individually, earning her the state bid as the third-place medalist among players not advancing with a team. The Lady Pirates placed sixth as well.
At the district tournament in March, the Lady Pirates placed second. Lewis was first individually, with teammates Taylor Lawrence, Madison Kirk, and Lily Myers also finishing in the top ten.
Pictured are (left to right) Becky Addison, Mason Lewis, and assistant coach Samantha Kennedy.