KINGSTON — Sophomore Jake Johnson shot a 9-over, 81 and finished the Class 5A state tournament with a 239 to tie for seventh overall at Chickasaw Pointe Golf Club in Kingston.
Johnson shared a four-way tie on the leaderboard with Deer Creek’s Matt Folsom, Shawnee’s Daniel Langley and Lawton MacArthur’s Blake Rhodes.
Claiming medalist honors was Ardmore’s Jacob Oaks, who finished with a 221 and beat El Reno’s Logan Gray in a playoff.
Also winning in a playoff was Bishop Kelley (963), which outlasted Shawnee in extra holes. Deer Creek was the leader after the first two rounds but shot a 338 on the final day to finish third.
Tahlequah (1,040) improved on the final day, tallying a 339 to finish ninth. The Tigers were in last place to start the day but bypassed Bishop McGuinness, Altus and McAlester in the standings.
Kyler Arnall (82), Hunter Pennington (87), Brent Spradlin (89) and Blake Cochran (97) rounded out the Tahlequah scores for the final round.
“We got a lot better on a real challenging golf course,” Tahlequah coach Nick Baker said. “...We also got some experience at the state tournament. I’m really looking forward to the next two years with these guys.”
At Dornick Hills Country Club in Ardmore, Sequoyah’s Rylan Bunch shot a final-round 80 to finish with a 243, which was good enough for 29th place in the Class 3A state tournament.
Idabel’s Nick Stauter won medalist honors with a 213, beating Okmulgee’s Jackson Hess by a stroke.
Oklahoma Christian School won the team title with an 886.
NSU women finish 8th
LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. — The eighth-ranked Northeastern State women’s golf team had its season end in disappointment on Tuesday with an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Division II Super Regional at Wigwam Golf Course in Arizona.
Leading the way for the RiverHawks was Kelsey Kirkpatrick, who finished with an overall 227 (79-72-76). Kirkpatrick came in 12th place on the individual leaderboard.
Alex Koch (235), Danielle Wright (235), Whitney McAteer (238) and Arizona Chin (355) rounded out the rest of NSU’s scores.
Tarleton State’s Katy Ward and Sonoma State’s Spencer Heller tied for first with a pair of 217s.
Tarleton State won the team title with an 899 while Grand Canyon (907) and Central Oklahoma (907) tied for second and earned spots in the NCAA Championships next week.
NSU men 14th after 2 rounds
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Northeastern State men’s golf team sits at 606 after two rounds of the Midwest/South Central Regional at Jefferson City Country Club. On Tuesday, the RiverHawks shot a 299, eight strokes better than their first-round score, to move up to 14th.
Despite being behind several teams on the leaderboard, NSU is only 31 stokes behind front-runner Central Missouri (575).
Central Missouri’s Jared King (139, 68-71) owns a one-shot lead over Central Oklahoma’s Josh Creel (140) with the third and final round on Wednesday.
For NSU, Jacob Bartel shot a second-round 73 and owns a 148 after 36 holes. Casey Nelson (153), Brad Hager (153), Matt Vineer (154) and Kyle Fouts (157) rounded out the rest of the RiverHawks’ scores after Day 2.