|04/17/19 - |
The Ada High School boys golf team fell just short of the tournament championship Friday at the Duncan Invitational.
Ada finished with an impressive two-round total of 645 but was three strokes behind tournament champion Elk City, which shot a 642. Host Duncan was third at 651, followed by Bethany at 670 and Big Pastyre at 695.
“I was really happy with the way we played today. It was a very difficult day with the weather, and the kids handled it pretty well,” said Ada head coach Robbie Powell.
The Cougars faced some adversity at the Duncan Golf and Tennis Club.
First, sophomore Mack Weems battled through the two rounds with a hand injury that forced him to miss Monday’s trip to the Dornick Hills Country Club in Ardmore for the Class 4A State Preview Tournament. Weems still had a strong round, finishing fourth in the medalist race with a score of 80-76—156.
Ada also had to deal with the loss of sophomore Michael Huff to a strange disqualification.
Powell explained the situation.
“Michael was disqualified because a player who was playing in another group hit his golf ball by mistake, causing Michael to have a lost ball. He consequently dropped another ball to finish the hole; however, it was determined he dropped the ball in the wrong place, which resulted in his disqualification,” Powell said. “I feel really bad for Michael, but we learned a good lesson today which will make us better in the future.”
Max Roberts shot a blazing 72-74—146 to capture the medalist championship. He was four strokes better than runner-up Tres Hill of Elk City, who ended with a 77-73—150. Conner Boydston of Big Pasture was third with a 79-72—151.
“Max was outstanding today and is continuing to get better,” Powell said.
Rounding out the Ada scoring were Matthew Brown with an 83-87—170 and Aiden Plumlee at 93-83—176.
“Matthew and Aiden both put up good rounds as well,” Powell said.