PONCA CITY — Norman High’s Tess Hartog and Norman North’s Kaitlin Milligan have a lot of shots to make up if they hope to get in contention for individual state titles at the Class 6A girls state golf tournament.
On the other hand, you know where that puts them? On the leaderboard.
Playing unattached after their teams failed to earn a trip to the state tourney, which began Wednesday at the par 72 Ponca City Country Club, the two Norman girls enjoyed solid first rounds and, among those playing unattached, were the low players in the tournament after firing off matching 79s.
Among the teams, Union fared best on a very windy and difficult day in northern Oklahoma, firing a 30-over par first-round 318.
Broken Arrow may be the only chaser with a chance to catch the Redskins. The Tigers came in at 330, 15 strokes in front of third-place Edmond Santa Fe.
Southmoore, the only area team to qualify at regionals last week, trails the field after an opening 380.
Both Milligan and Hartog are in a tie with each other for sixth place among individuals.
Bishop McGuinness’ Alexis Sadeghy leads the medalist race after a 1-under par 71 and is four strokes clear of Union’s Trudy Allen and six strokes clear of both Broken Arrow’s Taylor Dobson and Union’s Anna Kim.
The tournament concludes after 18 more holes today.
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