Scarberry claims Girls’ Junior Championship

By John Tranchina

MUSKOGEE – ShaeBug Scarberry of Purcell, Okla., shot a second-round 69 on Wednesday to win the Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association’s Girls’ Junior State Championship by four strokes.

With a two-round total of 141, Scarberry was the only competitor to finish below par on the 71-par course at Muskogee Golf Club.

Despite entering the second round tied with Natalie Gough of Bixby for the overall lead at 72, Scarberry was dissatisfied with her putting and made sure to work on that before the second round.

“Yesterday, I missed a lot of short putts that I shouldn’t have missed and then I worked on it, so my putting was definitely a lot better,” said Scarberry, who also won the Oklahoma high school Class 3A state championship in May. “I stood out there with my line-up sticks and my stroke was really jacked up, so it was, ‘Okay, I need to focus on that.’ Then I just got it under control and started making everything.”

Scarberry, known for wearing bright, flamboyant outfits on the course, didn’t disappoint this time. She sported a neon lime green top with a hot pink skirt, and had zebra-striped ribbons flowing out of the back of her ballcap with her ponytail. Her knee-high socks, one with lime green and light blue stripes and the other one pink, capped off the ensemble.

“At the Texas-Oklahoma junior tournament a couple of weeks ago, on my last day, I wore this outfit and I shot a 68, so it’s probably one of my good-luck outfits,” said Scarberry, who won that tournament in Wichita Falls, Texas back on June 23, by eight strokes. “So I wear it now – it’s a good outfit, you got to wear it!”

The lucky outfit, combined with her additional emphasis on putting, paid off with a tournament-best round of 69, while Gough shot 73 to finish second overall with 145.

Gough was pleased with her runner-up finish.

“I’m pretty happy with what happened – I didn’t play bad, I played pretty good,” said Gough, who finished sixth in the high school Class 6A state tournament in May. “I made a few birdies, and I did probably have a couple of shots that I could have made, but I’m still overall pretty happy with how I did.”

Neither was sure of what the score was, so they went into the final holes not knowing exactly where they stood, which is pretty much how they preferred it.

“I had a feeling I had about a three-shot lead or so, because I knew she had made a couple of bogeys coming down the stretch, but the group in front of me, I had no idea what they did,” Scarberry said. “So I had no idea. I was just thinking, ‘Hit it on the green, two-put, if you make the put, that’s great.’ That was my game plan. I knew it was close, but it turned out I had it by four.”

“I didn’t know where I was at all,” Gough added. “I came in to the scoring table without knowing. I like that better because it takes the pressure off.”

Natalie Igo of Edmond, Okla., finished first in the age 14-15 bracket, and third overall, with a 146 after shooting a second-round 70.

“I had a good day, shots were falling, and I got a lot of great kicks, which is always nice,” Igo said. I just tried to focus on one shot at a time, and it turned out really well. I knew I was doing well, but I didn’t know how well. I just tried not to think about what happened behind me and keep my cool the whole way through.”

Jordan Clayborn shot a second-round 71, finishing at 148 overall, to claim first place in the 12-13 age bracket as well as fourth overall.

 

12-17 year old division
ShaeBug Scarberry, Purcell, Okla. – 72-69–141
Natalie Gough, Bixby, Okla. – 72-73–145
Natalie Igo, Edmond, Okla. – 76-70–146
Faith Hopkins, Bartlesville, Okla. – 73-75–148
Mika Mikhael Ramos, Broken Arrow, Okla. – 73-75–148
Jordan Clayborn, Tahlequah, Okla. – 77-71–148
Alyssa Wilson, Yukon, Okla. – 75-74–149
Faith Belmear, Owasso, Okla. – 73-76–149
Lilly Whitley, Edmond, Okla. – 77-74–151
Summer Marshall, Norman, Okla. – 76-76–152
Stephanie Kayra Royer, Tulsa, Okla. – 76-76–152
Alesia Begino Gonzales, Tulsa, Okla. – 75-77–152
Mikaela Rindermann, Norman, Okla. – 73-81–154
McKenzie McCoy, Okmulgee, Okla. – 74-80–154
Chloe M Black, Newcastle, Okla. – 78-77–155
Meg Medders, Tulsa, Okla. – 77-78–155
Adeline Norton, Ardmore, Okla. – 74-81–155

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Natalie Gough of Bixby

Sydney N Hermann, Ponca City, Okla. – 77-79–156
Nina Lee, Collinsville, Okla. – 74-82–156
Jenni Shae Roller, Jenks, Okla. – 79-78–157
Hayden Meiser, Norman, Okla. – 79-79–158
Josie Patterson, Chandler, Okla. – 80-78–158
Alexus McDonald, Owasso, Okla. – 82-81–163
Maddi JoBeth Kamas, Kingfisher, Okla. – 80-84–164
Madison O’Dell, Owasso, Oklahoma ( – 85-80–165
Samantha Peters, Ardmore , Okla. – 80-85–165
Faith Stewart, Edmond, Oklahoma – 80-86–166
Lauren Behnken, Tulsa, Okla. – 87-80–167
Chloe McKinney, Durant, Okla. – 86-81–167
Nicole Anderson, Bixby, Okla. – 86-84–170
Emilie Jackson, Edmond, Okla. – 83-87–170
Zoe Rosebrough, Pryor, Okla. – 85-86–171
Zhanna Riesen, Owasso, Okla. – 87-85–172
Kenzie Kirkhart, Muskogee, Okla. – 85-88–173
Shelby Nicole Palmour, Tulsa, Okla. – 92-82–174
Paige Clinton, Durant, Okla. – 87-88–175
Jade Kuykendall, Muskogee, Okla. – 91-84–175
Shelby Noelle McGlothlin, Muskogee, Okla. – 93-82–175
Blayne Barker, Durant, Okla. – 96-85–181
Aubrey House, McAlester, Okla. – 91-90–181
Taylor Hatheway, Tulsa, Okla. – 95-87–182
Journey Raeann Perdue, Heavener, Okla. – 92-91–183
Madison LaValle, Owasso, Okla. – 95-88–183
Kaeley Wilson, Tulsa, Okla. – 92-93–185
Campbell Payne, Broken Arrow, Okla. – 102-88–190
Makenzie Rogers, Mead, Okla. – 97-94–191
Sarah Sherrard, Moore, Okla. – 93-99–192
Kacie Ashing, Muskogee, Okla. – 100-92–192
Ashlyn Paige Phipps, Broken Arrow, Okla. – 98-94–192
Addie Sanders, Muskogee, Okla. – 99-94–193
Zoe Ruley, Tulsa, Okla. – 100-93–193
Lauren Elizabeth Sieh, Coweta, Okla. – 97-96–193
Sara Armstrong, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 97-97–194
Abby Beller, Broken Arrow, Okla. – 96-98–194
Allison Cunningham, Muskogee , Okla. – 96-99–195
Abbey Hunt, Durant, Okla. – 94-103–197
Macy Smith, Muskogee, Okla. – 100-105–205

10-11 year old division
Riley Beeler,-53-53–106
Mimi Hoang,-53-54–107
Reese Peters,-68-65–133

8-9 year old division
Beans Factor,-28-21–49
Cey Karch,-35-36-71

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