Lubbock’s Defriend wins Abilene junior golf event

Preston Defriend was in familiar territory playing against some familiar faces.

Playing catch-up against DeFriend, who will be a junior at Lubbock Coronado, was to no avail.

Defriend shot 2-under-par 70 on Tuesday to win the Texas Junior Golf Tour’s West Texas Preview for boys ages 15-18 by two shots at the Abilene Country Club’s South Course.

“It means a lot,” Defriend said about the victory. “I’ve been having some rough spells. I kept working hard. It feels like I earned it. I’m pleased.”

Defriend, who shot 5-under-par 65 at the Abilene Country Club’s North Course on Monday, led the tournament from start to finish. He wrapped up the tournament with a two-day total of 135.

Hunter Welch, who will be a sophomore at Wolfforth Frenship, was second (68-69—137), while Lubbock-Cooper grad Alexander Bateman (71-68—139) and Cason Johnson (67-72—139), who will be a senior at Seminole, tied for third.

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