Zaharias High School Jr. Golf Awards are Set

5 Under Set to Host 13th Annual Babe Zaharias High School Junior Golf Awards

At 5 Under Golf Center, we are proud to be all things golf and offer the best in the game. That’s exactly what we will have here on Wednesday, May 31st when we host the 2023 Babe Zaharias High School Junior Golf Awards Banquet.


This prestigious annual awards banquet recognizes the area’s top high school golfers, team leaders, underclassmen, and high school golf coaches for the 2022-2023 school and competition year. Voting is done by coaches in the Southeast Texas area.
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The Zaharias Awards is part of a continued effort to recognize junior golfers of Southeast Texas and to promote youth development in the sport. The annual banquet at 5 Under Golf Center’s restaurant and indoor venue will begin at 6 PM with an introduction of honorees and nominees at dinner followed by the keynote speaker and the presentation of awards.

The nominees are as follows:

Girls Player of the Year
Annabel Cardenas – Kelly HS
Hallie Westfall – Hardin-Jefferson
Trinity Smith – East Chambers

Girls Character Award
Ashley Hale – Bridge City
Saylor Moreaux – Bridge City
Annabel Cardenas – Kelly HS

Girls Underclassmen Player of the Year
Tatumn Bean – Port Neches-Groves
Peyton Hidalgo – Hardin-Jefferson
Peyton Caywood – Nederland
Kamryn Picard – Hardin-Jefferson

Girls Underclassmen Character Award
Peyton Hidalgo – Hardin Jefferson
Chloe Olson – West Brook
Ava Borne – Port Neches-Groves

Boys Player of the Year
Lincoln Parks – Orangefield
Vincent Mazzola – Kelly HS
Xander Parks – Orangefield

Boys Character Award
Xander Parks – Orangefield
Preston Deserrano – Nederland
Braden Tappe – Vidor

Boys Underclassmen Player of the Year
Julian Mathews – Kelly HS
Drake Andrepont – Hardin-Jefferson
Boys Underclassmen Character Award
Drake Andrepont – Hardin Jefferson
Connor Tentrup – Port Neches-Groves

This year’s keynote speaker is Brian White of the Houston Astros Golf Foundation Director of Sales and former Head Coach of Lamar University Golf.

White’s successful 16-year coaching career at Lamar includes 88 wins, 13 Conference Championships, and two Top 10 finishes in the NCAA Championship. Additionally, the Monsignor Kelly High School alum played professional golf for several years and has been teaching on the PGA Tour since 2014.

Austin Williams, Babe Zaharias Foundation Board Member and Director of South TX PGA Jr. Golf–Beaumont Metro, is excited for the area’s up-and-coming golf generation, and says he is proud to have 5 Under host the event.“This wonderful event shines a light on high school golfers, their coaches, and the high-quality reputation of golf that this area continues to earn,” says Williams. “And to have the likes of Chris Stroud (PGA Pro Golfer and PNG, Lamar alum) as the keynote last year and Brian White this year, it’s truly inspiring for the kids and everyone here.” 
Williams says it is important to emphasize diligence, persistence, practice, and work ethic for success on the golf course and beyond.
“The Babe Zaharias High School Junior Golf  Awards is part of the Babe Zaharias Foundation legacy. It’s the foundation’s mission to develop young men and women on and off the course and impress upon them the importance of hard work, integrity and respect for their fellow competitors and the game of golf. One way this is achieved is through the Babe Zaharias High School Junior Golf  Award. Recipients of the award are historically high school junior golfers who have overcome adversity on and off the course, impacted the game in a positive way, displayed integrity and sportsmanship in all aspects of life, embody the spirit of the game with success on the course and off it.”
The 13th Annual Babe Zaharias High School Jr. Golf Awards are sponsored by Trecora, Wells Fargo Advisors, and the Astros Golf Foundation.

5 Under Golf Center will host the banquet May 31st beginning at 6 PM. Seating for the banquet is limited. Reservations to attend are required. Please contact 5 Under Golf at (409) 232-0205 or online at or

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