Throughout their high school careers Izzy Lette, Katie Finley, Saxon Ross and Tyler Neher have known nothing but success.

Throughout their high school careers Izzy Lette, Katie Finley, Saxon Ross and Tyler Neher have known nothing but success.

In addition to the four of these individuals each owning stellar high school golf resumes, they also have in common the fact they will all be moving on to play college golf this fall at Murray State College, Redlands College and Texas A&M University respectively.

However, earlier this week a first happened for these four golf standouts, as they were all on the same team competing as one unit for the West team at the 2018 Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State golf matches, which were held at the Cherokee Hills Golf Course in Catoosa.

Ironically enough, Ross and Neher were paired together in their respective All-State match, and like they had done so many times before as members of the Plainview Indians golf team, they managed to come out victorious.

The Indians duo easily won their match against the East duo of Jayden Jackson and Ryan Ward, as they carded a three stroke victory to earn three points overall. The boys West team won over the East 15-9.

“I’m just extremely blessed that I had the opportunity to be at All-State,” Neher said. “I couldn’t have accomplished any of the things I’ve been able to accomplish on or off the golf course if it hadn’t been for my parents, coaches, and most of all my Lord and savior.”

“For me it was truly an honor to be considered one of the elite golfers in the state of Oklahoma,” Neher added. “I’m excited about going to the next level and competing at Murray State College. I’m hoping I have the chance to be just as successful there as I was in high school.” 

Speaking of success, winning in his respective match alongside his Indians teammate wasn’t the only thing Ross received while at All-State.

He was the recipient of the OGA Roy Oxford Scholarship, as well as the Kyle Lewis Memorial Scholarship award. 

“All-State was great in my opinion,” Ross said. “There were lots of very talented players out there and it was fun to get to play with them and against some of them. I’ve played golf with all those guys for years and to be able to have one last event with everyone was really special to me.”

“I’m looking forward to the competition at the college level playing for Murray State,” Ross added. “There’s plenty of competition in Oklahoma, but I’m ready to face competition from all over the country. I’m excited about getting to travel to new places and test my skills on some new courses. I really feel like I can take my game to the next level while playing in college.” 

On the girls side of the competition, it was also a success for the West team as they won over the East by a score of 23-1.

Finley was teamed up with Delana Holden, and they managed to win their match against Kiersten Riggs and Bailee Barnes by six strokes, giving them three points overall.

Meanwhile, Lette teamed up with Emilie Jackson and the duo easily won their respective match against Hannah Sullivan and Abbi Green by 12 strokes, giving them the maximum of four points.

“The experience was a lot of fun for me,” Finley said. “It was great getting to have one last tournament with all the girls I’ve grown up playing with and against. Plus getting one last high school win was fun as well.”

Lette echoed the thoughts of her West teammate, adding the experience was something she will cherish forever.

“I got to meet so many great people, and it was just such a fun and memorable experience,” she said. “It was so much fun getting to play in the format that we did with a teammate. I got to compete against the best and it was very enjoyable for me. I’ll never forget the experience of being an All-State golfer.” 

Ross and Neher were members of the Indians golf team which was the Class 4A state runner-up this season for the second straight year.

Finley helped lead the Lady Indians to their second straight state championship in Class 4A, while Lette was a member of the Lady Horns golf team which won the Class 3A state runner-up this season in Norman.