|Golfers Finish Fourth At Duncan|
|04/07/18 - |
DUNCAN – The Ada High School boys golf team battled against cold, windy conditions and placed fourth in the Southern Oklahoma Invitational Thursday at the Duncan Golf Club.
Host Duncan won the event with a two-round team score of 631, followed by Tuttle at 650, Elk City at 655 and Ada at 669.
“I felt like we took a step backwards today. Conditions were a little difficult, especially early in the morning, but we need to do better at handling the conditions said Ada head coach Robbie Powell. “It was windy and the greens were very fast and we just did not adjust to the speed of the greens like we needed to.”
Matthew Brown topped the Ada effort with scores of 80 and 81 for a 161, followed by Max Roberts with a 164 (81-83), Aiden Plumlee with a 165 (78-87), Ryan Hagar with a 180 (89-91) and Ross Kemp with a 188 (98-90).
“We know for sure what we need to work on as we move into the last half of our schedule,” Powell said. “We will get that work done and be better the next time we play.”
The Cougars’ next tournament will be April 17 at the Buffalo Rock Golf Course in Cushing.
|Ada Golf Finishes Second|
|04/04/18 - |
Class 4A powerhouse Heritage Hall won the 2018 Tournament of Championship title on a cold, breezy Monday at the Oak Hill Golf and Country Club.
However, the Ada Cougars were nipping on the Chargers’ heels.
Heritage Hall finished with a team score of 300, and Ada was runner-up at 305. Plainview captured third place with a 308, while Kingfisher was next at 318.
Ada’s second team finished with a score of 367.
“I am really happy with the way the kids played today in very tough weather conditions. It was very cold and very wet, which made for a long, difficult day,” said Ada head coach Robbie Powell.
Plainview standout Tyler Neher won the medalist title with a 71, while Ada’s Matt Roberts was next at 73. Rounding out the top five were Will McDonald of Heritage Hall at 75, Peyton Burns of Kingfisher at 75 and Hardy Bowers of Heritage Hall at 76.
Ryan Hagar and Aiden Plumlee were next on the Ada list with 79s, while Ross Kemp turned in an 81. Matthew Brown carded an 83 for the Cougars.
“We all need to continue to improve in all areas, but especially chipping and putting. If we continue to get better in those two areas, we have a chance to be a really good team,” Powell said
Other Ada scores included Mack Weems, 93; Michael Huff, 94; Jake Laxton, 101 David Anderson, 101; and David Johnson, 102.
The Cougars return to action Thursday at the Southern Oklahoma Invitational, held at the Duncan Golf and Tennis Club.
|Cougars Finish Second At Carl Albert|
|04/02/18 - |
MIDWEST CITY — The Ada High boys golf team placed second at the 2018 Carl Albert Invitational Thursday at the John Conrad Golf Course.
Guthrie won the team championship with a score of 311, while Ada was next at 322. Host Carl Albert finished third at 324, while Piedmont was next at 331.
“It was a pretty good finish against a better field of teams this week,” said Ada head coach Robbie Powell. “I was happy with a runner-up finish and really happy to be in the low 320s this week.”
Bo Robbins of Guthrie won the medalist race with a score of 72, while Kevin Farmer of Lawton Eisenhower and Luke Morgan of Guthrie were next with 73s. Carson Koon of Carl Albert was fourth at 75, while Ada’s Matthew Brown finished fifth with a score of 77.
Max Roberts was next for Ada with a score of 79, while Ross Kemp carded an 80.
“Matthew and Ross played very solid. Max struggled a little bit this week but still managed a pretty good score,” Powell said.
Rounding out the Ada contingent were Mack Wees at 86 and Ryan Hagar at 89.
Powell said the Cougars need to improve when they are closer to the pin.
“We really need to continue to get better with play from inside 100 yards,” he said.
The Cougars host the 2018 Tournament of Champions Monday at the Oak Hills Golf and Country Club. The event will tee off with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.
|Cougar Golfers Win At Wewoka|
|03/15/18 - |
WEWOKA — The Ada High School boys golf team kicked off its 2018 season by winning the Wewoka Invitational Tuesday at the Gil Morgan Golf Course.
Ada finished with a team total of 327 and finished well ahead of host Wewoka, which was second at 346. Beggs was third at 356, and Victory Christian was fourth at 366.
The Coalgate Wildcats were also in the field, finishing seventh at 442.
“I am pretty happy with today’s performance. Anytime I get a result in the 320’s the first tournament of the year I am satisfied,” said Ada head coach Robbie Powell.
Ada junior Max Roberts, who transferred to Ada last year, from Latta, finished with a score of 71 to win the medalist race. Jace Weatherly of Wewoka was second at 76, while Wesley Sikes of Okemah was third at 77. Rounding out the top five were Cole Trahan of Tecumseh at 78 and Evan Stafford of Wewoka at 80.
“Max was outstanding in his first performance as a Cougar,” Powell said.
Matthew Brown carded an 84 for Ada, and Aiden Plumlee was a stroke back at 85. Ryan Hagar scored an 87, while Ross Kemp registered a 90.
“Aiden Plumlee also performed better than I expected in his first varsity tournament,” Powell said.
The veteran Ada coach said the initial tournament showed his team what it needed to work on this spring.
“We really need to improve in the short game area before we go up against a stronger field. The weather has not allowed us to practice as much as I would like, so I knew play around the greens would be a little weak,” Powell said. “We will get some good work in before our next tournament.”
The Cougars get a break before returning to action March 29 at the Carl Albert Invitational. That tournament will be hosted by the John Conrad Municipal Golf Course in Midwest City.
|Cougars Rally For Runner Up Finish|
The Ada High boys golf team used a dramatic finish in the final round to vault from fifth place to second place at the 2017 Class 4A State Tournament Tuesday at the Lake Hefner North Golf Course.
After the first two rounds on Monday, the Cougars found themselves in fifth place with a score of 621 and were 18 strokes out of second place. Poteau was second at 603, followed by Elk City at 606 and Newcastle at 620.
There was no catching eventual champ and preseason favorite Heritage Hall after the first two rounds. The Chargers had a two-day score of 571 and finished atop the leaderboard with an overall score of 867.
Ada shot a tournament-best 291 in round three, five strokes better than even the champion Chargers.
“I was so proud of the way the kids performed over both days, but especially the way they came out and played on Tuesday during round three,” said Ada head coach Robbie Powell. “They could have easily said fifth place is pretty good, but they didn’t. They told me they wanted to go get at least a top-three finish, and they did one better than that.”
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