With a trip to the Class 5A state tournament on the line, the Ardmore Tigers girls golf team dug deep and got career rounds from two golfers en route to a state tournament berth Tuesday.


With a trip to the Class 5A state tournament on the line, the Ardmore Tigers girls golf team dug deep and got career rounds from two golfers en route to a state tournament berth Tuesday.

The Tigers shot a 369 team score, good for sixth overall in the regional qualifier at Lakeview Golf Course.
Every Ardmore golfer with a qualifying score for the final tally shot under 100, a goal that coach Marc Peters had set for his squad.

“Our goal was to try to get everybody under 100,” Peters said. “Today was the day we needed our career best and two of them did it.”

The two Ardmore golfers who stepped up to the plate were Ragen Holt and Liz Hargis, who shot 91 and 86, respectively, for career-best scores.

Hargis, a freshman, was the low scorer for the entire team, and Peters sees the potential of a future star in the youngster.

“Lizzie hasn’t played many competitive rounds and she really stepped up,” Peters said. “She’s going to be the leader of our team for years to come.”

While Peters isn’t sure exactly how far his team will go when it faces the stiff competition at the state tournament, he feels that every small step counts towards a brighter future for the program.

“We’ve told our girls all the time that our scores aren’t good enough to compete with the best yet, but we need to take a step and we were able to get that done,” Peters said. “We’ve set a goal and we’ve accomplished it ... in the future, our goals will evolve and change.”

Madill falls short in Class 4A
SEMINOLE — Despite a valiant effort, the Madill Wildcats failed to qualify for the state tournament.

Leilah Naifeh (109), Haley Furr (110) and Macci Clement (128) each entered 4A qualifying at Jimmie Austin Golf Course in Seminole, but failed to make the cut for the state tournament.

Plainview paces area teams in 3A
The Plainview Indians were the leaders of a trio of area squads that attempted to qualify for the 3A state tournament after a round at Lake Murray Golf Course.

Plainview scored a 365 overall, good for third place, while Lone Grove closed out qualifiers with a 382.
Dickson shot a 420, not quite enough to qualify, though Ashley Huhman’s 95 qualified her for the state tournament as an individual.

Ashton Gores of Plainview shot a strong 78 to pace the Indians, good for the top score among all golfers at the tournament, while Lone Grove’s Katelyn Snipes shot an 88 to finish in a tie for sixth.

Turner, Tish finish second at qualifier
EUFAULA — With a spot in the state tournament on the line, Tishomingo and Turner made the most of their opportunities Tuesday, tying for second overall at 2A qualifying at Fountainhead Golf Course.

The two squads shot identical 376 scores, trailing only overall winner Oktaha.

Freshman Tess Hartog of Turner shot a 76, good for second among all individuals, while Jasmine Vasquez of Tishomingo shot a 79 for fourth overall.