By BARRY LEWIS
TULSA — Just when it seemed as if Alexis Sadeghy was going to pull away from the field in the 63rd Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association Girls’ Junior State Championship’s final round on Wednesday, she hooked her tee shot out-of-bounds on the par-4, 14th hole at MeadowBrook Country Club.
"I just wanted to keep under control after that," Sadeghy said.
Sadeghy certainly did that as she salvaged a double-bogey at 14, and then played the final four holes in even-par to hold on for a one-shot victory over Yujeong Son.
"It’s pretty awesome," Sadeghy said. "I’ve always wanted to win this."
Sadeghy, who will be a senior at Oklahoma City Bishop McGuinness, had a 36-hole total of 1-over-par 145 after a final-round 72. Son, who is from Norman and won the 2012 U.S. Kids World Championship, had the day’s best round with a 2-under 70 to finish at 146 and won the 12-13 age group.
Taylor Boylan, who will be a sophomore at Tulsa Booker T. Washington, shot a 75 to finish third at 147 and won the 14-15 division.
Durant’s Sydney Youngblood, who had a one-shot lead over Boylan after a first-round 71 and was two ahead of Sadeghy entering Wednesday, fired a 78 to finish at 149 and was second in the 14-15 group.
In this year’s Class 5A state high school tournament, Youngblood shot a final-round 71 to win the title as she pulled away from Youngblood, who finished third, nine shots behind the winner, after a 79. This time the roles were reversed as they were paired in the final group with Boylan.
"Sydney is one of my good friends," said Sadeghy, who has finished in the top three in the 5A state tournament the past three years but has never won that event. "It’s always hard to play against your friends."
Sadeghy came into the final round with a target score of shooting under-par, which she narrowly missed due to a bogey on No. 18. She shot 36 on each side.
Sadeghy said a key final-round moment for her was her second shot on the par-4, No. 12, leading to a 10-foot birdie putt. Another big moment was her 12-foot birdie putt on the par-4, No. 17. That gave her insurance to survive on the par-4 finishing hole as she left a chip from just off the green 10 feet short of the hole and missed her par putt, but tapped in to remain ahead of Son, who finished two groups earlier.
Boylan’s favorite moment Wednesday was a brilliant second shot from behind a tree in the right rough on 18. However, she missed a 15-foot birdie putt that would have tied her with Son for overall second place. She finished two shots ahead of Youngblood for the 14-15 title.
Boylan had the shot of the tournament with an ace, using a 7-iron on the 140-yard No. 8 in the opening round. That was her second career hole-in-one. She had her first ace last year at Shangri-La.
"I was pleased with how I played yesterday (first round)," Boylan said. "Today I let a couple of putts slip and I didn’t hit close to the pin enough to make putts."
Youngblood tied for fourth overall with Emma Allen and Lexi Armon at 149 (with rounds of 75-74), followed by Kylie Staggs at 150 after a pair of 75s.
Sarah Sherrard won the 9-11 age group with nine-hole rounds of 47 and 51 for 98.
Sadeghy receives an automatic spot on WOGA’s Fore State team.
2013 WOGA Girls’ Championship
Hosted by: Meadowbrook Country Club
1 Alexis Sadeghy, Edmond 73-72–145
2 Yujeong Son, Norman 76-70–146
3 Taylor Boylan, Tulsa 72-75–147
T4 E. Allen, Broken Arrow 75-74–149
Lexi Armon, Owasso 75-74–149
S. Youngblood, Durant 71-78–149
7 Kylie Staggs, Tulsa 75-75–150
T8 Anna Kim, Broken Arrow 74-78–152
Taylor Dobson, B.A. 76-76–152
T10 Grace Shin, Tulsa 76-79–155
Mack. Medders, Tulsa 76-79–155
T12 Baylee Price, BA 75-81–156
Emily Folsom, OKC 80-76–156
T14 Brinn Farris, OKC 84-74–158
Madison Herron, Edmond 83-75–158
16 Trudy Allen, B.A. 81-79–160
17 A. Losornio, Claremore 83-79–162
18 Natalie Gough, Bixby 85-78–163
19 Shannen Stewart, B.A. 80-85–165
T20 Baylee Brewer, B.A. 83-83–166
Kaylee Neff, Yukon 78-88–166
S. Scarberry, Moore 81-85–166
23 Regan McQuaid, Tulsa 88-79–167
T24 Kailey Collier, B.A. 80-88–168
Liz Hargis, Ardmore 84-84–168
26 Elizabeth Freeman, OKC 85-84–169
27 Morgan Brown, Henryetta 86-85–171
28 Cecilia McHugh, B.A. 87-86–173
T29 F. Hopkins, Bartlesville88-86–174
Sam Dennison, Stillwater92-82–174
T31 Kennedy Hudson, Bixby 83-92–175
Rachel Fogleman, B.A. 94-81–175
33 Julia Dierker, Tulsa 87-89–176
34 Taylor Towers, Owasso 91-87–178
35 M. Enmeier, Stillwater 90-89–179
T36 Faith Belmear, Owasso 95-85–180
Talor Fisher, Shawnee 87-93–180
38 E. Bollinger, Owasso 94-89–183
39 Gab. Echevarria, B.A. 89-96–185
40 Kenzie Wilson, Jenks 93-93–186
41 Faith Stewart, B.A. 92-95–187
42 S Marshall, Norman 92-96–188
43 Vanessa Moore, Duncan 104-86–190
44 K. Aills, Broken Arrow 98-95–193
45 Chey. Musser, Supulpa 105-91–196
T46 Alyssa Wilson, Yukon 97-101–198
Brooke Watson, Edmond 99-99–198
48 Olivia Schmidt, OKC 104-96–200
49 Sam. Peters, Ardmore 112-89–201
50 Cayla Clouse, Edmond 100-105–205
51 Terran Johnson, Tulsa 109-100–209
52 Cordie Johnson, Owasso 107-103–210
53 Shelby Peters, Ardmore 104-110–214
54 Taylor Johnson, Tulsa 116-129–245
11 and under age group
Sarah Sherrard, Moore 47-51–98
Amanda Lee, Tulsa 56-49–105
Kath. Dooley, Tulsa 72-70–142