Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX


June 25, 2014

Cleburne's Garett Reband makes all-state golf team

CLEBURNE — Cleburne Yellow Jacket golfer Garett Reband has been named to the Texas High School Golf Scoreboard All-State 4A boys first team.

Selections are based on scoresheets submitted by high school golf coaches from the 2013-14 season. Reband, who just finished his freshman year at Cleburne, held the No. 1 position on the Jackets boys team in both the fall and spring seasons.

As a team, the Jackets won the District 8-4A championship and advanced to the regional tournament. Reband placed first individually at both the district and regional contests and qualified for the UIL state golf tournament, where he finished in the top 20.

His accomplishments also include 2013-14 Texas Junior Golf Tour Player of the Year in the 11-14 age group and 2014 TJGT Tour Championship winner in the boys 15-18 division.

His tournament plans for the summer include a U.S. Open Qualifier, U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifier and a U.S. Amateur Qualifier, reflecting his goal to compete in the U.S. Open. He is currently an alternate to the upcoming U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, following his performance at last week’s qualifying tournament at Firewheel Golf Park in which he was the only 18 and under player competing.

Reband is also using his skills on the golf course to raise funds for two unique programs benefiting children.

As a participant in Birdies for Charity, sponsored by the American Junior Golf Association Leadership Links initiative, he is seeking donations, as well as pledges, for the number of birdies he sinks in tournament play during June and July. Reband has designated Birdies for Charity donations made in his name to benefit Camp Sweeney, a residential camp located in Whitesboro, sponsored by the Southwestern Diabetic Foundation for children who have diabetes. Camp Sweeney is among the agencies funded by United Way of Johnson County.

“I’ve been golfing since I was four and have played in a lot of tournaments and met a lot of kids,” Reband said. “One thing that has always amazed me is when I see kids testing their blood sugar or having to give themselves insulin shots while on the course playing golf.

“When I signed up for Birdies for Charity, I decided to choose Camp Sweeney because it gives every kid a great experience. During their three weeks at camp they participate in all kinds of activities and meet lots of people just like themselves. They also learn more about diabetes and how it can be managed through a healthy lifestyle. I’m really excited about the opportunity to help them — I have set a goal to raise $1,000.”

A portion of Reband’s proceeds will also benefit AJGA youth development programs including the ACE grant project, which provides junior golfers with the talent, but not the resources, the opportunity to play in AGJA events.

To donate online to Reband’s Birdies for Charity project, visit, then click “find a junior” and select Garett Reband, followed by “donate now.” Donations, which are tax deductible, may also be mailed to Leadership Links-AJGA, 1980 Sports Club Drive, Braselton, Georgia, 30517. Reband’s name should be listed in the memo section on the check.

Joining Reband on the Texas High School Golf Scoreboard Class 4A first team are Frisco’s Brandon Smith, Dallas Highland Park’s Carter Cash and Scottie Sheffler, Huntsville’s Chandler Phillips, Cedar Park’s Charles Kim, Amarillo’s Clarke Hudgins, Austin Vandegrift’s Daniel Martinez and Tobin Niblett and Texarkana’s Garrett May.

On the girls’ side, Crowley’s Kyong Kim made the Class 4A All-State first team and Joshua’s Bryle Alcorn made the second team.

Godley’s Acy McGehee earned honorable mention on the Class 2A all-state boys team.

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