Roller, Kamas, Benn set blistering pace in first rounds of girls state championships

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Scoring for all classes here:

Some superb individual scores were posted as girls state championships got under way Wednesday at five sites across the state.

Jenni Roller, a University of Tulsa commit, shot a 66 at Cimarron National in Guthrie to grab a four-shot lead over Layne Miller of Christian Heritage who shot 70. Oklahoma commit Raychel Nelke of Pocola shot 71, Sarah Sherrard of Christian Heritage 72 and Jaci Hartman of Turner 73.

Turner has a three-shot lead over Christian Heritage with the final round Thursday.

In Class 6A at the Broken Arrow Golf and Athletic Club, just four shots separate Edmond Memorial, Edmond North, Jenks and Broken Arrow going into the final round. Haley Blevins of Edmond North leads the individual race with a 72, three shots better than Lilly Whitley of Edmond Memorial while Lily Stanton of Jenks is in third with a 76.

Maddi Kamas of Kingfisher, an Oklahoma City University signee, fired a 69 to take command of the individual race in Class 3A at Buffalo Rock Golf Course in Cushing. Emily Vang of Catoosa is second at 76 and Layne Alshie of Fort Gibson third at 77. Hilldale has an eight-shot lead over Kingfisher in the team race.

Mikaela Karanja of Durant and Aubery House of McAlester are in a tight duel in the Class 5A championship at Chickasha Point in Kingston. Karnaja fired an opening round 70 and House a 71. Durant has a 20-shot lead over Carl Albert in the team race.

Brooklyn Benn of Oklahoma Christian shot 68 at Westwood Park in Norman to grab a three-shot lead over Reagan Chaney of Plainview in Class 3A. Drew Faires of Mount Saint Mary is another shot back at 72. Plainview has an eight-shot lead over Oklahoma Christian in the team race.


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