As darkness rode in at Lakeview Golf Course, Plainview kept swinging.

As darkness rode in at Lakeview Golf Course, Plainview kept swinging.

It was only proper that the Indians finish out their own tournament.

Despite the plodding pace and the threat of bad weather, Plainview White finished third with a 634 over 36 holes at the Plainview Boys Invitational on Thursday. Idabel was 10 shots better for the team title, followed by Metro Christian at 631.

The tournament was an endurance test split between Dornick Hills and Lakeview. Dornick Hills was the site of the first 18 holes, with Metro Christian taking the lead with a team score of 314. Idabel was second at the split (316), followed by Plainview White (321) and Bethel (329).

Paced by Harrison Shipp and Zach Myers, who each shot 153 and tied for fourth, Idabel pulled away late. Bethel, Metro Christian, Plainview White and Idabel each had two players finish in the top 10, with Will Roberts (152) and Haden Coffey (155) placing third and sixth, respectively for Plainview White. Kyle Lewis of Bethel shot a 147 for the individual title.

Plainview White got a low of 76 from Roberts on the first 18. Roberts and Trae Wilkins were each even par through six holes, but the Indians came back to the pack on the back nine.

“On the front nine (at Dornick Hills) we came out a little more focused,” Plainview coach Andy Bloodworth said. “On the back nine, we lost a little edge.”

The Indians were playing in their first Maxwell Scoring System tournament of the season. Coach Buddy Capps and Bloodworth like the system for the chance to see all of their players at once. Capps liked the grind of 36 holes of golf even better.

“The thing that a lot of coaches like is that you play 36 holes in one day,” he said. “It prepares you for regionals.”

Dickson was just off the top five, placing sixth with a 661. Jerrid Wilkins and Kaleb Edwards tied for a team-low 172.

Among other local teams: Sulphur (674) placed eighth, Lone Grove (711) 10th, Plainview Red (732) 12th, Kingston (761) 13th and Madill (878) 16th.

Cache (637) and Bethel (652) completed the top five teams.

Erik K. Horne