Class 2A boys golf: Rejoice Christian might have two state champions

Justin Strathe hopes to join girls' team member Katie-Lee Wilson as an individual state champ. He will go into Tuesday's final round tied with Preston Lovett of Tishomingo.
by Ed Godfrey Published: May 7, 2012
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Been there, done that

The Class 2A boys golf state championship is shaping up very similar to last week's 2A girls golf tournament.


Katie-Lee Wilson of Rejoice Christian won the individual title in the 2A girls state tournament at Trosper Park in Oklahoma City while Hinton captured its first team state golf championship.

After Monday's opening two rounds of the Class 2A boys golf state championship at Sugar Creek Canyon in Hinton, Rejoice Christian's Justin Strathe is tied with Tishomingo's Preston Lovett for the individual lead.

Meanwhile, Hinton has a four-stroke advantage over Rejoice Christian for the team title heading into Tuesday's final 18 holes.

The Comets, playing on their home course, are looking for their first state championship in boys golf to make it a sweep for Hinton.

Rejoice rejoicing in new league

Like his classmate Katie-Lee Wilson, Justin Strathe is a former state golf champion in the Oklahoma Christian Schools Athletic Association. And like Wilson, he is glad Rejoice Christian — a private school in Owasso — joined the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association this school year.

“It's a lot more competition and nicer courses,” Strathe said of his new league.

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by Ed Godfrey
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Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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