The Ardmore girls won the Max Williamson Invitational on Wednesday at Lakeview Golf Club for the first time since 1989.
The Lady Tigers shot 334, edging Turner (336) by just two strokes.
“We’re extremely excited, we looked forward to this — it was a great field,” Ardmore coach Marc Peters said. “Some of the best teams in 5A were here. Now, our work is not over. We have the state tournament and several tournaments with the same group; we’re going to be paired up with them again.”
Liz Hargis finished fifth individually with a 77, and Samantha Peters shot the best round of her career with an 80 to tie for sixth place with Turner’s Andi McGill and Perri McGill. Kaitlin Milligan from Norman North won the tournament with a 74.
Ardmore’s Shelby Peters shot a 90, Sadie Salyer shot 90 and Reagen Holt had a 93.
“This is the first time we’ve won this tournament (in a long time),” Peters said. “This is a great group of girls that work hard and enjoy the game of golf. Our second bag, Samantha Peters, she had her career low and played outstanding. All the girls played well.”
Ardmore has a fairly young team with two seniors, but the junior varsity is strong and will give the Lady Tigers a shot at the school’s first state championship in the future.
“We have a good young team, our two-bag is a freshman, her limit is the sky,” Peters said. “Liz Hargis is a great leader for us. She plays well and she’s our number one bag for a reason.”
Class 2A Turner went head to head with elite 5A competition and nearly came away with the win.
“It’s great competition for us,” Turner coach Steve Short said. “For us to go against 4A and 5A, it’s a good test for us. We’ve passed that test playing two good rounds this week at Lakeview. If we can continue that, we’ll be one of the forerunners in 2A.”
Andi and Perri McGill lead the talented Lady Falcons, amassing an impressive collection of medals during their careers.
“Both are playing great as seniors,” Short said.
“The Turner girls haven’t had a good team for a while, so it’s important for us to advance as far as we can.”
Shelby O’Dell and Tracy McGill each shot an 88 for Turner.
Durant finished third with a team score of 343.
Lone Grove shot a 390, with Ashleigh Fletcher and Madison Clayton leading the team with each shooting 94, Christie Harris shot a 100, Dakota Barron had a 103 and Alexis Wright shot a 104.
Ardmore’s junior varsity finished with a 418. Katelyn Hartman and Reghan Wilson each shot 96, Hailey Sherfield shot a 112 and Abby Wright had a 114.