Was it just an aberration or the beginning of a trend? That is the question when considering the somewhat surprising upset victory by Broken Arrow’s girls at the Class 6A East Regional last Thursday in Owasso.
The Tigers tied with three-time defending state champion Union with a score of 308, but prevailed in the second tie-breaker because their fifth player, Korena Aills, shot an 87 to edge out Union’s fifth, Grace Johnson, by one stroke.
"Our girls, they played with a lot of confidence that day," BA coach Charlie Brown said. "They’ve really been working hard to get to the level that Union plays at and we were able to do that at regionals, so that was really exciting."
It’s the first girls’ regional championship for Broken Arrow. It also was the first time in 36 tournaments, dating back to 2011, that Union did not win a competition.
See the rest of the story and capsules of all the girls state championships at the Tulsa World.