Smithson Valley Team Wins District’s First State Golf Title

Updated May 15, 2024 - Smithson Valley High School is celebrating its first state championship golf title after winning the 2024 5A state tournament on April 30 at Legacy Hills Golf Club in Georgetown.

The team scored 4 under par over 2 rounds to win the gold medal after placing second last year. With a two-day score of 572, the Rangers finished 14 strokes ahead of second place team.

The starting five players are seniors this year and have been on a mission to win the state title since they were underclassman. They include Cole Cantu, Ryan Griff, Anniston McIlwain, Aiden Paige and Zach Seader. Coaches are Jason Pape and Brooklyn Sutton.

In addition to winning the tournament, all five finished even-par or better with Griff taking the second in individual play; McIlwain finished eighth; and Cantu, Paige and Seader tied for ninth place.

Additional State Golf Honors

In addition to the SVHS boys team championship, Comal ISD had several additional golf medalists including the first for Pieper High School, a silver from freshman Dresden Bounds and two bronze in 4A for Davenport High School.

4A Davenport High School Girls – 3rd place team, Coach Trey Woods

  • Belle Asbury
  • Amber Bassett
  • Madeline Pate
  • Alana Vazquez
  • Molly Woods

4A Davenport High School - Tied for Bronze

  • Kyle Doolittle

5A Pieper High School – Silver Medalist - Head Coach Chris Weil, and Assistant Coach Robert Gomez 

  • Dresden Bounds

5A Smithson Valley High School - Coaches are Jason Pape and Brooklyn Sutton. 

  • Sayers Allen, State qualifier

5A Smithson Valley High School Boys Team – State Champion

  • Cole Cantu
  • Ryan Griff
  • Anniston McIlwain
  • Aiden Paige
  • Rowan Rankin, Alternate
  • Zach Seader


See local news media coverage of the SVHS win, DHS ranking and more at the following links:




Photo Information

-The 2024 State 5A championship golf team from Smithson Valley High School.



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