Boys golf roundup: Trimble, Braley, McAllister, Cook snare titles

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SHAWNEE – David Trimble won a three-hole playoff for OKC Bishop McGuinness and his team held on to win the Class 5A state title on Tuesday.

McGuinness (314-310-312) shot an overall score of 936 to beat Shawnee and Bishop Kelley – both tied for second at 947, which forced a one-hole playoff – won by Shawnee at the Shawnee Country Club.

Trimble (214) won in a playoff against Piedmont’s Dustin Hasley to capture the individual title. Blake Berry of Tahlequah (222) was third.

Hasley and Trimble entered the playoff tied at 214.

Both birdied the first hole and hit for par on the second. On their second shot of hole 3, Trimble nearly holed out from the fairway to set up a short birdie putt to put pressure on Hasley.

“He straight up just beat me on that playoff,” Hasley said. “It hurts a little bit because it’s a state championship, but I feel pretty good about it.”

Hasley, a junior who is committed to Oral Roberts, then delivered a good shot to the green as well, just not nearly as close. He parred.

Trimble had a chance to win the title on the final hole of the last round, needing two putts for birdie. It took him three.

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Braley, Cascia Hall command 4A championship at Lake Hefner 

OKLAHOMA CITY – As Matthew Braley posed for pictures with his Cascia Hall Commandos, the five players holding trophies, wearing medals and unfurling the 4A state golf championship banner, his father got a little choked up.

“He really played solid golf, and … I’m a little emotional,” David Braley said as his voice caught. “He did stuff I was never able to do.”

The elder Braley could play in his day. He says he finished runner-up at state a couple of times at Ardmore. He once chased the big prize, the same as his sons have been doing the last few years (Will Braley joined younger brother Matthew on Cascia’s 2015 runner-up).

That made Tuesday’s scene just off the Lake Hefner putting green so stirring.

“We’ve been right behind them,” Commandos senior Cole Goekeler said of 2014 and ’15 state champs Heritage Hall, “so we wanted to give them a little taste of their own medicine.”

“It was our time finally,” classmate Tyler Wedding said.

Wedding and Goekeler continued their under-par play over Tuesday’s final 18 holes and finished fifth and sixth, respectively. Cascia’s Sawyer Steinke and Spencer Elias were a combined 13 strokes lower than their second-round scores.

When Braley came in with a 4-under 66, good enough to win the individual championship by one shot over Sallisaw’s Nick Pierce, the Commandos had all of the day’s riches – their first team title since 2009 to go with Braley’s leaderboard topper.

“It really is a gift to be individual champion the same year the team wins,” Matthew Braley said. “It really is awesome.”

If Braley clinched the championship Tuesday when he held off charges from Pierce (a third-round 65) and Sallisaw teammate Ty Stites (a third-round 64), he likely won it in Monday’s first round.

“Honestly, the 72 in 40 miles-an-hour winds was as good as the 66 today,” David Braley said.

Read the full story at www.tulsaworld.com here.

Christian Heritage romps in Class 3A at Lincoln Park 

Christian Heritage was in control entering Tuesday’s final round of the Class 3A state tournament at Lincoln Park West and pulled away to win its first boys state title in any sport since joining the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association.

The Crusaders shot a 2-under par 281 as a team Tuesday to win the title by 26 strokes over second-place Plainview.

Plainview had won the last three Class 3A titles.

Three CHA golfers shot 68 or better in the third round, with senior Tyler Best shooting a 68 after going shooting 83 and 85 in Monday’s first two rounds.

Best had just one bogey in his final round.

“It couldn’t get any better than this,” Best said.

Sophomore Logan McAllister won the individual state title with a 67, finishing 10 strokes ahead of second-place Carson Seals of Plainview.

Defending champion Mason Overstreet of Kingfisher finished with a second consecutive strong round, shooting a 1-under 70 to wrap up the tournament at 217.

Overstreet fell out of contention with a first-round 79 but bounced back with a 68 in the second round to move into the top 10.

Overstreet, who has signed with Arkansas, finished in a tie for third with Christian Heritage’s Drew Stark.

Overstreet won the state title as a freshman at Laverne before winning the 2015 title at Kingfisher.

Read the full story at www.newsok.com here.

Cook wins 2A crown, Mooreland wins team race 

CANADIAN – With three rounds of even-par or better, Hydro-Eakly’s Kason Cook smoked the field on Tuesday at the Class 2A boys state golf tournament at Arrowhead State Park Golf Club.

Cook followed up Monday’s round of 3-under-par 69 with an even-par 72 and 1-under 71 Tuesday for a 212 total and a seven-stroke victory.

Mooreland’s Zac Owens and Sayre’s Michael Robinson tied for second at 219.

Cook and Robinson earned All-State spots out of the west, while Quinton’s Peyton Knell and Pawnee’s Cody Hixon earned the east selections.

After entering the day tied with Haworth for the team lead, Mooreland made sure to put some distance between itself and the field.

Behind Owens and fourth-place Blake Murray, Mooreland finished with a 966 total and a 12-stroke victory over Haworth. Laverne was third at 989.

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