HIGH SCHOOL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS REVIEW through 15, but righted himself with a birdie on the 16th hole and pars on 17 and 18.
Boys Class 5A
Class 5A - Chickasha senior Taylor Williams won his second consecutive state golf championship finishing a dozen strokes ahead of runners-up Seth Morgan of Ardmore and Casey Fernandez of McAlester. Last season, Williams won the 5A title after a four-hole sudden death playoff against Fernandez. There wasn’t any drama in the team race either as Ardmore finished 65 strokes ahead of Chickasha to claim the Tigers’ fourth straight golf crown and sixth in the last seven years.
Boys Class 4A
Guymon senior Trey Fankhouser made his first victory a sweet one, winning the Class 4A individual championship at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City. A disastrous tee shot sent him deep into the rough on the par-3 17th hole. But Fankhouser recovered for a bogey, then birdied the 18th for a 2-shot victory over Fort Gibson’s Tyler Colston, Fankhouser led Guymon to its first team state title.
Boys Class 3A
Tishomingo celebrated the Class 3A state championship by tossing coach John Capps Edmond North’s Alec Heinen splashes out of a bunker at Cedar Ridge Country Club into a pond at Cimarron Trails in Perkins. Senior Luke Coppedge led the way for Tishomingo, shooting a 1-under 71, including a front nine 33, good for a second-place finish in the individual race behind Cascia Hall’s Charlie Saxon, who won his third consecuEdmond North, perhaps feeling right at ished at 930, followed by Jenks at 934, Bro- tive individual title. Consecutive eagles on the back nine home in winds gusting to 35 mph, came ken Arrow at 950, Edmond Memorial 955, helped Saxon, a University of Oklahoma from behind to deal Jenks a bitter defeat in Union 972 and Norman North 974. the final round of the Class 6A State ChamThe Huskies counted final rounds of 76 signee, shoot a final-round 73 to clinch medpionship at Cedar Ridge Country Club. by Austin Fuller, 78 by Sam Humphreys and alist honors. The Huskies won the crown for a record Nick Heinen and 79 by Caleb Meyers. seventh consecutive year. Jenks had won the “They are grinders,” said Edmond North Boys Class 2A six years previous to Edmond North’s streak coach Jeff Doherty. “Today was all about HINTON — Quinton’s Justin Ary shot a and was positioned to regain the title with a grinding. In this wind, with this course and final-round 74 to hold off a pair of Oklaho5-shot lead heading into the final round. these pin positions, it was not about going ma Christian School golfers. Jenks senior Colton Staggs, who took a low. It was about making smart shots and Ary finished with a 217. Jackson Ogle and 5-stroke lead in the individual race into the taking what you could get. You had to man- Rustin Purser of OCS were at 218. Oklahofinal round, shot 82 over the final 18 holes age your game today. What they did was ma Christian won its third consecutive team played on his home course. That opened the prove there is activity in those brains.” title with all five golfers finishing in the top door for Taylor Moore of Edmond Memorial Moore, a junior who has committed to seven, including Preston Schaefer, fourth; to repeat as Class 6A individual champion, the University of Arkansas, said he had little Alexander Hall, fifth, and Scottie Verplank, as his final round of 4-over 75 put him at hope for making up a 6-shot deficit to Staggs seventh. 226, one better than Staggs and Jenks team- on his home course and didn’t realize he had mate Brendon Jelley, who closed with a 77. until Staggs’ father came up to congratulate Girls Class 6A Union won its first girls state golf chamEdmond North slipped past Jenks by four him after the round. shots in the team race. Edmond North finMoore had slipped to 5-over on his round pionship in convincing fashion and - with
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Published on Jun 30, 2011
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