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BRIAN JOHNSON For The Ada News
The Ada High School
girls’ golf team settled for a seventh-place finish Thursday as the Class 4A
State Golf Tournament in great weather and solid course conditions at Lake
Senior Kendal Wilson
led the way for the Lady Cougars with a tie for 18th place with two-round
scores of 89-87 for a 176.
McGill finished 25th with scores of 91 and 92 for a 183. Hannah Price, also of
Ada, tied for 32nd place with a 93 and 102 for a 195 and Taylor Durr tied for
35th with a 103 and 94 for a 197. Lakshana Ramakrishan ended up with a 133 and 126
for a 259.
conditions were perfect for low scores on both days and we had some good and
not-so-good rounds,” said Ada coach Ron Anderson. “Kendal and Meredith put two
good rounds in each day, but Hannah, Taylor and Lakshana had two different
performances from one day to the next, but that’s golf. One bad shot could lead
to others and that’s what happened this week. I am, however, very proud of the
girls, not just during the state tournament, but the entire season.”
sophomore Chloe Black captured top medalist honors with a 71 and 75 for a 146,
which was two strokes better than second-place Emilee Rigsby, of Ft. Gibson.
Rigsby had back-to-back rounds of 74 for a 148. Rigsby had a hole-in-one
on the par-three 17th hole in the second round.
Gibson captured the team championship with a 650, followed by Hilldale (664),
Elk City (712), Seminole (740), Newcastle (743), Broken Bow (749), Ada (751),
Clinton (766), Muldrow (812), Grove (823), Poteau (828) and Cushing (833).
the first time that Hilldale didn’t win the state title in three years.
tournament marked the career finale for Wilson, a four-year starter.
will not be the same without her next season,” Anderson said. “She improved
each season and not by accident. She was one of the hardest workers I’ve
coaches. But equally, she was a competitor and that’s not something you can
Taylor, Hannah and Lakshana will return next season with another great
experience as a state qualifier. With some additional young talent joining us,
I expect an even better team next season.”
Lady Cougars finished 37 shots better than a 10th place finish at state in