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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Teams overcome weather to capture final spots at regional

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  • On a dreary day at Lake Murray Golf Course, Plainview's and Tishomingo's girls golf teams came out a state qualifiers.
    The teams occupied the final two qualifying spots at the Class 3A regional on Tuesday. Plainview shot a 397 as a team to place fifth, and Tishomingo beat Marlow by one stroke (413-414) for the critical sixth spot.
    Only the top six teams advance to state.
    "Going into it, I knew we were probably fighting for the sixth position," Tishomingo coach Natasha Gray said. "The scores were so much higher today, it was harder to tell how everybody was going to turn out because of the weather.
    "I was pleased with how they played today. It was really a miserable, miserable day."
    Team champion Idabel (362) and runner-up Comanche (377) had two players each in the top four spots. Idabel's Ali White was the individual champion with an 84 followed by Comanche's Davrey Carter (85) and Emilee White (86). Madelyn Lehr of Idabel was fourth (86).
    Plainview's Katelyn Walker tied for sixth overall with a 90, one of three Plainview players in the 90s.
    Plainview coach Andy Bloodworth said the rain was "blowing in sheets" the entire first nine holes, before the weather improved significantly on the back nine.
    "I totally commend their efforts today, getting out there and battling like troopers," Bloodworth said. "The first nine holes were probably the most challenging conditions I've seen as a player and a coach. These girls never really batted an eye."
    Ashley Hughes of Sulphur (96) and Kalee Preston of Dickson (104) each qualified for state by finishing as a top six individual not on a qualifying team.
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