Union wins fourth consecutive title, Sadeghy takes 6A crown

By Guerin Emig
Tulsa World

PONCA CITY — Bishop McGuinness’ Alexis Sadeghy won the Class 6A state golf championship Thursday, serving notice she should be a factor at Oklahoma State next year.

Broken Arrow sophomore Taylor Dobson fired Thursday’s low round at Ponca City Country Club, a 73 that made her state runner-up. She served notice that she will be a 6A favorite the next two springs.

The day, though, belonged to the Union Redskins.

"A dream team," Union coach Vicki Brown said.

The Redskins beat Broken Arrow by 18 strokes for their fourth consecutive 6A team championship, making four titles for seniors Marla Souvannasing, Anna Kim and Emma Allen.

"It’s an honor to win four in a row with these lovely ladies," Souvannasing said. "They’re amazing."

Kim fired twin 77s this week to finish fourth. Souvannasing, the 2013 6A champion, and Allen both rebounded from tough Wednesdays to close strong and finish fifth and eighth.

The three joined sophomore teammates Trudy Allen, who finished third, and Grace Johnson on the first tee to collect their medals. Then some pals on the Jenks team threw them a surprise Silly String shower.

Turns out some of the fiercest competitors in golf also like to break down in laughter.

"The bus rides are amazing," Kim said. "We’re always really crazy."

"We can be nut jobs," Allen said. "Just not on the course. We focus there."

It’s been that way for four years for Union’s three seniors.

"They have high expectations, and they work hard to meet them," Brown said. "Their character, their integrity and their drive is spot on.

Read the rest of this story and complete results of all classes at the Tulsa World.

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