DUNCAN — Plainview’s Addie Norton, Katie Finley and Tyler Neher went to The Territory Golf and Country Club this past weekend with the hope of bringing back a third consecutive win for Oklahoma over Texas in the Red River Team Challenge.
Although Texas ended Oklahoma’s winning streak in the series, Norton, Finley and Neher represented Plainview High School well.
Norton was encouraged with her play. She finished seventh overall with a two-round total of 154 and was the top finisher amongst Oklahoma female golfers. She shot 78 during the first 18 holes and improved by two strokes in the second round, carding 76.
“It was a big accomplishment,” Norton said. “It was tough competition. It was a huge tournament. That shows me what I’m capable of.”
Accurate tee shots was her biggest strength throughout tournament play.
“The course is very narrow and a lot of native grass,” Norton said. “My shots went straight into the fairway. I hit nothing into the grass. That was big.”
Finley drove, chipped and putted her way to a 15th-place finish with a 36-hole score of 160. She carded 79 in the first round and 81 over the final 18 holes.
“It was a lot of fun getting to play with people we normally don’t be around,” Finley said. “I wasn’t happy with my score. I didn’t play well. Oklahoma played well. We did everything we could.”
Neher finished in a three-way tie for 67th with a two-round total of 158. He played well on the final 18 where he carded 75. That was after he shot 83 through the first 18.