With a bevy of teams hitting the links Thursday for the Plainview Boys Invitational Golf Tournament, the host Indians took no time getting to a strong start after a morning round at Dornick Hills, then rounded out with even better performances in the afternoon round at Lakeview to both post top 5 team finishes.


With a bevy of teams hitting the links Thursday for the Plainview Boys Invitational Golf Tournament, the host Indians took no time getting to a strong start after a morning round at Dornick Hills, then rounded out with even better performances in the afternoon round at Lakeview to both post top 5 team finishes.

The two Plainview teams, the White and Red, both posted strong first round scores. The White team paced the area teams in contention with a 300 score after the first round.

Plainview White continued its good fortune in the second 18, shooting a 285 at Lakeview to finish an impressive 585, good for a second-place finish behind only Heritage Hall, who earned the top spot with a 577 score.

Plainview coach Buddy Capps said he was happy with his teams’ performances.

“I was pleased with the way we played today,” Capps said. “Even though we didn’t win it, we did really well. We finished pretty strong after a really long day.”

The squad was paced by the excellent rounds of Haden Coffey, who shot a scorching 71 that co-led all individuals with Gavin Mastell of Heritage Hall after the first round. Coffey continued his strong play in the afternoon, blasting a 70 that gave him an overall score of 141 and the individual low medal.

“He’s really matured since last year,” Capps said. “Besides just the fundamentals of golf, he’s really staying focused and under control.

“He is striking the ball well right now and his short game is really good.”

The red team, while not quite as dominant as the white, still impressed with a 324 start, good for a sixth place position heading into the afternoon round, where they rounded off with a 321 to finish tied for sixth.

“We have depth, and we know we’ve had it all along,” Capps said. “We’ve just got to get five guys playing together all at the same time.

“I told the red team before they started that I thought they could finish in the top five, and they came really close.”

All five members of the red team shot in the 80s in the morning, paced by Nate Hoben’s 81, while Hoben improved his score to a 78 in the afternoon to finish with a 159.

Sulphur finished out at 667, good for ninth overall, paced by Collin Hoyle’s 171. Lone Grove rounded out the top 10 teams with a 681 total and Bryce Newton led the squad with 82-82 for a 164 total.

Dickson shot a 717, with Jamie Reed standing out with his 162 total, while Kingston shot a 757 (Jake Anderson, 184) and Madill shot a 796 (Paten Bond, 201).

PHS girls second at 3A state site

CHECOTAH — There’s even more competition in Class 3A golf.

Henryetta shot a team 341 at Fountainhead Golf Course, the site of the 3A girls state championship, to beat Plainview by 14 strokes in Thursday’s Checotah Invitational.

According to Plainview coach Andy Bloodworth, Henryetta was missing two of its top 5 players, yet still placed three in the top 5 on Thursday.

Add the Knights to the long list of contenders for the state title in the next few weeks.

“In their qualifier they had three scores in the 80s, that’s pretty stout,” Bloodworth said. “There’s gonna be six or seven schools duking it out (at state).”

Plainview’s Aston Gores shot a 79 to place second overall, losing in a two-hole playoff to Katie-Lee Wilson of Rejoice Christian. Diana Healey was eighth overall with an 89 and Ashleigh Fletcher shot a personal best 92 for the Indians.

“Comparatively looking at last week and this week, we did improve quite a few strokes, which was definitely a good sign,” Bloodworth said. “Our putting is still kind of our nemesis right now.

We’re striking the ball really, really well right now. We wanted to go up there and familiarize ourselves with the course a little.”

Sulphur shot 426 as a team to place sixth. Ashley Hughes and Madeline Jack were the low rounds for the Bulldogs at 99 and 100, respectively.