Last season, the Plainview boys golf team was forced to settle for a silver lining at state.

Last season, the Plainview boys golf team was forced to settle for a silver lining at state.

Beginning today, the Indians are hoping to trade in their runner-up trophy for a championship one as they begin play at the 3A state boys golf tournament from the Lincoln West Golf Course in Oklahoma City. 

If this week goes as good as last week did for a Plainview golf program, then it will mean a second state title within the span of a week.

Last Thursday it was the Plainview Lady Indians claiming a state title with Katie Finley being the individual state champion at the Lake Hefner South Golf Course in Oklahoma City. Ironically enough, the Lady Indians also claimed second the previous year before earning their state title.

For regional champion Hunter Sudberry, he said the state tournament isn’t the most stressful part of the year, it’s competing against his teammates.

“There is nothing more stressful that going against your brothers,” he said. “The state tournament isn’t even that stressful. Going against your brothers can really stress you out this time of year.”

Plainview will be teeing off at 8:30 this morning from the No. 10 tee. Idabel and Mount St. Mary will be in the grouping with the Indians.

Defending champion Christian Heritage will tee off at 8:40 a.m. on the first hole, with Lincoln Christian and Oklahoma Christian School in its group.

Saxon Ross, who finished 12th last season at state, said while it’s great to have made it to the final leg of the season, the job isn’t done until they walk off the course with a title.

“I’m happy we made it,” he said. “But, I’m not going to be satisfied until we get that gold.”

Connor Kesler added he feels his team is peaking at just the right moment of the season.

“It’s taken a lot of hard work and commitment from the whole team to get here,” he said. “We’re playing our best golf at just the right time, and I feel like we are ready to go and take state.”

Other Indians golfers who will look to make an impact at state are Tyler Neher, who finished third individually at regionals, and Patrick Clowe, who claimed fourth overall at regionals.