Sadeghy wins WOGA Girls’ Junior State Championship

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

 

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