Tulsa World selects Dobson, Braley as top metro golfers

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By Kendrick Marshall

In 2016, Taylor Dobson set a goal of winning every tournament she played in.
The Broken Arrow senior came close, placing in the top three in every tournament, including finishing second overall in the Class 6A state golf tournament last month.

All told, Dobson, who will play golf next year at the University of Tulsa, won five tournaments while firing an average score of 74 for the season on her way to getting all-conference honors for the fourth straight year and earned a selection on the East All-State team.

She will be among 48 participants to play in the match on July 25 at Cherokee Hills Golf Club in Catoosa.

“Taylor played this season at a very high level,” said coach Charlie Brown. “She has never been out of the top 3 and (hasn’t had a round above) 79 this season.”

Dobson is the 2016 Tulsa World All-Metro Girls Golfer of the Year.

Among the state’s best since her freshman season, Dobson said she wanted to refine her game. She wanted to improve on everything from hitting irons better to putting more consistently to increase her win total.

“I tried to win every one (tournament) but I didn’t,” said Dobson, who shot a low 65 during a tournament in Owasso this spring. “But that was my goal this year.”

Braley is World’s All-Metro Boys Golfer of the Year

Matt Braley routinely beats his father – a former high school and college golfer – in rounds of golf these days.

The Cascia Hall sophomore also defeated the field during the Class 4A state championship golf tournament at Oklahoma City’s Lake Hefner Golf Club last month.

He fired a 4-under 66 on the final day of the tournament to beat Sallisaw’s Nick Pierce – who shot a final-day 65 -by one stroke to win the individual state championship and secure the team title for the Commandos for the first time since 2009.

“Matt held down our No. 1 spot for the entire season,” said coach Brian Rahilly. “This young man has a bright future in golf.”

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