|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.
Ada teammate Lauren John was runner-up at Atoka, shooting a 105, defeating Faith Hughes, who also carded a 105, in a scorecard playoff. Kinley Sanders of Broken Bow was fourth at 113 followed by Emma Underwood of Antlers and Bailey Hale of Atoka with identical 119s.
Karsyn Johnson finished with a 122.
“Lauren is playing well but she’s struggling around the green right now,” Anderson said. “Karsyn has picked up the game very well for not playing since the eighth grade. She just needs more reps and experience.”
Ada’s other varsity golfer, Lakshana Ramakrishnan, missed the tournaments at Atoka and Tecumseh due to illness so the Lady Cougars were not able to compete in the team standings at those two events.
Antlers won the Atoka Tournament championship with a team score of 480, while Broken Bow was second at 491.
At the Tecumseh Invitational, Price recorded the third-best score of the day with an 89, but settled for fifth after a scorecard playoff.
Josie Patterson of Chandler was the champion with a score of 73. Blayne Barker of Durant was runner-up at 80, while Mekaela Garlock of Bridge Creek and Morgan Landes of Dale joined Price with scores of 89.
John carded a 95 followed by Johnson at 118.
Durant won the Tecumseh Invitational team title at 356 followed by Clinton at 391 and Tishomingo at 396.
The Lady Cougars finished fourth at the Dickson Invitational with a team score of 441. Ardmore won that team title with a 394, followed by Pauls Valley at 404 and the host lady Comets at 416.
Dickson’s Maise Liddell won the medalist race with an 84, followed by Price at 88. Sulphur teammates Sarah Henry and Mackenzie Camacho were next with 95s and Kasey Benson of Ardmore rounded out the top five with a 96.
John scored a 105 on the Lake Murray Course, followed by Johnson at 122 and Ramakrishnan at 126.
“Lakshana has had some bad luck missing those two tournaments. She also just needs more time and experience on the course,” Anderson said.
The Lady Cougars compete at the always-tough Plainview Invitational Monday at the Dornick Hills Golf and Country Club in Ardmore on Monday. Ada travels to the Yukon Tournament Saturday, hosted by the Lake Hefner South Golf Course.
“We have a lot of work to do before now and regionals,” Anderson said. “We’ve seen a few teams that we will likely have to face and they are scoring better than us right now. But as always, we can’t control what others do. We must stay focused and continue to do the things we can control.”