Photo: Left to right, Kaitlin Milligan and Mika Ramos.
Kaitlin Milligan has the physical gifts to become one of the most dominant golfers to emerge from the Oklahoma junior ranks. The University of Oklahoma-bound senior combined her booming ball striking with a deft touch to shoot rounds of 73-74, overwhelming the Class 6A field at Ponca City Country Club. She won the medalist crown by nine shots over Sydney Hermann of Ponca City.
Read about Milligan’s dominant win in the Norman Transcript here.
In the team race, Owasso repeated as 6A champions by 21 shots over Edmond North. The Rams were led by Faith Belmear, who finished third individually at 160 after rounds of 79-81.
One of the big stories of the day was the end of the pursuit by Purcell’s ShaeBug Scarberry to become one of the few Oklahomans to win state titles in four consecutive years, a feat most recently accomplished by Sydney Youngblood of Durant. The junior, who has just recently returned after missing time this spring with a broken hand, finished five shots behind Rejoice Christian sophomore Taylor Towers in the Class 3A State Championship at Cherokee Springs in Tahlequah.
Scarberry was on the driving range at her home course five weeks back when she was struck in the hand by a golf ball hit from a nearby hole. The freak accident kept her sidelined until regional play.
Towers shot the two lowest rounds in the tournament with consecutive 75s. Marlow won the team title in a playoff over Purcell.
One player who now has her own chance to pursue four titles is Bishop Kelley freshman Mika Ramos, who shot 74-75 at Quail Creek Country Club in Oklahoma City to win the Class 5A state championship by five shots over Nina Lee of Collinsville. Duncan edged Collinsville for the team title.
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