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All-State Games golf: Elk City teammates go out on top

In Berek Dyson's words, he and Joby Gray have been playing golf together ‘since we picked up clubs.' So it was fitting that the two Elk City golfers finished their competitive high school careers together, too.
by Scott Wright Published: July 29, 2013
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photo - All State West golfer Ryan Roberts from Edmond Memorial during the All State Golf Tournament in Tulsa, OK,  July 29, 2013.STEPHEN PINGRY/Tulsa World
All State West golfer Ryan Roberts from Edmond Memorial during the All State Golf Tournament in Tulsa, OK, July 29, 2013.STEPHEN PINGRY/Tulsa World

In Berek Dyson's words, he and Joby Gray have been playing golf together “since we picked up clubs.”

So it was fitting that the two Elk City golfers finished their competitive high school careers together, too.

Dyson and Gray paired up to shoot the low round of the All-State match, carding a 65 Monday at Cherokee Hills Golf Club in Catoosa. The event pairs 12 two-player teams from the East and West against each other in six holes each of best ball, scramble and alternate shot competition.

The Elk City duo's stellar round wasn't enough for the West team, which lost the overall competition 31.5-16.5. But for Gray and Dyson, it was an ideal way to close their high school careers.

“We couldn't have gone out any better,” Dyson said. “We've grown up in Elk City together, known each other since grade school. We were just out there having fun; we had a few fist pumps — just having a good time. It was just a bonus that we won it.”

Gray, who was named the Jim Thorpe Boys Golfer of the Year, has signed to play collegiately for Central Oklahoma. He and Dyson combined to score three of the West's 6.5 points in the boys competition, which the East won 17.5-6.5.

SELL, ARRINGTON TEAM UP FOR WIN

Hinton's average attendance for OSSAA classification purposes is a little less than 170 students. Edmond North's is a little over 2,500.

But school size doesn't mean much on the golf course.

Edmond North's Allison Sell and Hinton's Maci Arrington combined to post the low round in the girls All-State match with a 68. It was the only girls' round below 70.

LEWIS, THORPE HONOREES NAMED

Each of the last three years after the All-State matches, the Oklahoma Golf Coaches Association has given out scholarships to two players in honor of former Bethel golfer Kyle Lewis.

Lewis died in a one-car accident while driving home after competing in All-State in 2010.

On Monday, Kelsey Cotham of Ponca City and Trae Fairchild of Ketchum were named the recipients of the 2013 Kyle Lewis Scholarships, each worth $250.

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by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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