The girls state high school golf championships were supposed to get under way today, weather permitting. Here are the previews from the Tulsa World and The Oklahoman.
By Scott Wright
The 36-hole girls state golf tournaments will be held Wednesday and Thursday at five locations around the state. Here are three things to know as the tournaments get going:
* Edmond Santa Fe is coming off a Class 6A regional championship at Surrey Hills in Yukon last week, led by senior JoBi Heath, who took the individual regional title as well. The Wolves will try to play the spoiler role for the eastside teams that come in as the favorites, particularly Broken Arrow and Tulsa Union. Union is seeking its fifth consecutive title.
* Purcell is looking to repeat in Class 3A, after winning last season’s title behind a sophomore-driven team. Now the Dragons have a strong returning core, including Ashton Nemecek and Peighton Walker, joined by freshman standout ShaeBug Scarberry. They won their regional by 51 strokes and will be on their home course.
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By BEN JOHNSON
Tulsa World Correspondent
Inside state lines, Broken Arrow girls golf has been unstoppable this season.
Whether it was at South Lakes Golf Course, Muskogee Country Club or Fairfax Golf Course in Edmond, the Tigers have conquered every tournament they have played this year.
All that’s left are the most important two days of the campaign: the Class 6A state tournament.
The Tigers, along with 11 other teams, will tee off on the Lake Course at The Club at Indian Springs on Wednesday with the 6A crown being the ultimate prize after 36 holes.
"We’ve won all nine of our Oklahoma tournaments, and we finished sixth in Texas over spring break," Broken Arrow coach Charlie Brown said. "Of course, I’d trade all those wins for a win at state."
Three years ago, Broken Arrow watched from 60 strokes back as Union formed a dynasty on the 6A links. The Tigers, fourth-place finishers in 2012, narrowed the gap with Union in 2013 and 2014 as they logged second-place showings.
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