Edmond North builds huge lead in Class 6A Boys State Championship

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From the Tulsa World

It wasn’t much of a surprise, but it still left opposing coaches shaking their heads whenever Edmond North’s results went up on the board.

After the first day of the Class 6A boys golf state tournament, the nine-time defending champions once again held a commanding lead, leaving everyone else to scramble for second and third place.

Following a first round of 301, the Huskies shot a 296 in the second for a two-round total of 597, a full 30 shots ahead of second-place Edmond Memorial.

"It’s like playing against one college team and the rest of us are high schools," joked Broken Arrow coach Lance Allen, whose squad sat eighth with a 659. "I’m happy for them, they obviously have a great program. It’s what we all strive to be, so we’ll just keep working hard."

A strong second round of 311 by Jenks put them third with 629 and it was almost unfair to point out that as well as they played, they were still 32 strokes back of the leaders. The Trojans were led by junior Preston Crawford, who shot 73 and 76 for a two-round total of 149, which was tied for second among all individuals.

"We’ve been hanging around, playing pretty good," said Jenks coach Brent Willcoxen, whose squad bounced back well from a sub-par sixth-place finish at the east regional last week. "It looks like a pretty tight race for second. We started off bad and got it going towards the end of the first round and did about the exact same thing on the second, but we finished pretty decent. Those last three holes are into the wind, so it wasn’t bad."

Read the rest of this story and coverage of all classes at the Tulsa World here.

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