|Ada John Continues To Improve|
|04/11/19 - |
Ada High’s one-girl golf team continues to improve.
Junior Lauren John shot a 96 April 1 at the Ardmore Tournament and lowered that score to a season-best 92 April 2 at Tecumseh.
“Lauren’s scores have improved, but more importantly at this stage of the season, she is improving in all areas of her game,” said Ada girls golf coach Ron Anderson.
Anderson said John battled some of the top golfers in the state at the Dornick Hills Golf Course in Ardmore.
“It’s likely the toughest field of golfers she will face until the state tournament,” he said. “Dornick Hills was in great shape, and the weather allowed for some low scores.”
|Lady Cougar Golf Preparing To Tee Off|
|03/14/19 - |
Junior Lauren John will be a one-girl show this spring for the Ada High School girls golf program.
For now, AHS girls golf coach Ron Anderson has run out of players.
Over a decade ago, Anderson arrived at Ada High to coach boys basketball and girls golf and had the same problem.
“Ada had produced some really good individual girls golfers over the years. I was surprised when I returned to Ada to coach that they hadn’t fielded a complete girls team ever,” he recalled. “With the success of the boys program, I was shocked girls were not playing golf.”
Crystal Howry, Toni Pyrum and Taylor Howard all had success as individuals in the Ada High girls golf program.
Pyrum and Howard both advanced their careers at Oklahoma City University, winning NAIA national championships and All-American honors.
|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.
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