|Ada's Price Records Career Low Round At State|
|05/10/18 - |
OKLAHOMA CITY — Ada senior Hannah Price recorded a two-day score of 84-93—177 and finished 20th at the Class 4A State Tournament, held last week at the Lake Hefner South Golf Course.
Price really had things going her way on Day 1 and carded a career-low score of 84. But after a two-hour rain delay to start the second round, Price couldn’t retain the same steady pace she opened with.
Her first-day score had her in 11th place overall, despite playing with wind gusts of around 25-30 miles per hour.
“I’m so proud of how Hannah played on day one. Because she’s not the longest hitter on the course, she made adjustments to improve her scores,” said Ada head coach Ron Anderson. “The winds didn’t seem to bother her with accuracy and putting on the green.”
Anderson said the wet course slowed Price down on the second day of competition.
“With the dry and windy conditions on day one, she played a punch-and-run approach,” he explained. “However, on day two, the soggy conditions didn’t play in her favor. It’s hard to punch and run with puddles of water all over the course.”
|Ada's Price Wins Title|
|04/10/18 - |
Ada senior Hanna Price is on a roll.
Price won the medalist race at the Atoka Tournament last Thursday at the Atoka Trails Golf Course. That followed finishes of second place at the Dickson Invitational held at the Lake Murray Golf Course on March 29 and fifth place at the Tecumseh Invitational held at the Fire Lake Golf Course in Shawnee on April 3.
“I’m very happy for Hannah the past two weeks. She’s beginning to hit the ball really well,” said Ada head coach Ron Anderson.
Price shot a 99 at the Atoka tournament to win that event.
“She struggled on the front nine at Atoka, but recovered on the back,” Anderson said.
|Lady Cougars Finish Ninth At State|
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Ada High School girls golf team settled for a ninth-place finish as the Class 4A State Tournament wrapped up last Thursday at the Lake Hefner South Course.
Plainview — coached by Ada High graduate Taylor Howard — captured the team crown with a two-round score of 634 to outdistance second-place Hilldale, which ended up with a 657. Elk City was third at 674.
The Lady Cougars, making their fifth straight state tournament, ended up with a team score of 785.
“We knew going into the state tournament that Plainview, Hilldale and Elk City would contend for the state title and that’s exactly what happened,” said Ada head coach Ron Anderson. “We felt if we played better than average, we could finish in the top half of the field. It was just not our week, even during the practice round on Tuesday. The weather was horrible on Wednesday, and no one started off good at all.”
The best finish for the Lady Cougars came from Meredith McGill and Taylor Durr, who each finished at 190 for the two rounds combined and tied for 40th place. McGill shot a 93 and 97, while Durr had a 99 and 91.
|Lady Cougars Repeat As Atoka Champions|
The Ada High School girls golf team followed a third-place showing at the Turner Invitational by repeating as champion at the Atoka Invitational.
The Lady Cougars shot a team score of 387 to claim the Atoka title and become back-to-back champions. The tournament was hosted by the Atoka Trails Golf Course, which Ada lead coach Ron Anderson said was in tip-top shape.
“I’m really happy for the girls to take home the first-place trophy,” said Anderson. “(Tournament director) Darrell Cochran does an outstanding job with running the tournament and keeping the course in good shape.”
|Ada Girls Third At Plainview|
ARDMORE – Junior Hannah Price shot a 95 for eighth place and teammate Meredith McGill posted a 98 for 10th in leading the Ada High School girls golf team to a third-place, finish in the loaded Plainview Tournament on Wednesday at Ardmore’s Lakeview Course.
Host Plainview — coached by Ada High graduate Taylor Howard took the team title with a 321. Lone Grove was second at 372. Ada ended up with a 403, and Dickson finished with a 470.
Plainview claimed five of the top 10 spots, including a 1-2 finish by Katie Finley with a 72 and D.A. Smith with a 79, as they were the only two to break 80.
“It was certainly the most difficult conditions of the season,” said Ada coach Ron Anderson. “As you might expect, Lakeview has a lake. The wind reached gusts up to 40 miles per hour, making it difficult from any direction you hit. It’s obvious the wind conditions would require different strategy than under normal conditions, and I told them it was at least a two-club wind, meaning select a club two more in distance while hitting into the wind and opposite when hitting with the wind.”
Rounding out the Ada scores were: Taylor Durr with a 103, Lauren John with a 107 and Lakshana Ramakrshnan with a 111.
“I’m proud of the girls for battling through it, because it affected every shot, including their putting,” Anderson said. “Plainview, on the other hand, did have trouble, but their golf balls seemed to slice through the wind. They are very good, and they’ll certainly be the favorite to win the Class 4A State Championship.”
The Lady Cougars’ next competition will be Thursday, April 13, in Atoka.
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