High school golf: Edmond Santa Fe, Max McGreevy pushing for team title

by Scott Wright Published: March 23, 2013
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photo - Edmond Santa Fe's Max McGreevy walks the course during the 6A golf tournament at Karsten Creek on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Edmond Santa Fe's Max McGreevy walks the course during the 6A golf tournament at Karsten Creek on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

— Max McGreevy knows there's a long way to go.

He knows he and his Edmond Santa Fe teammates have a wide gap to cover if they're going to knock off eight-time defending Class 6A golf champion Edmond North.

But that's the goal, nonetheless.

And the Wolves got a boost of confidence with a team victory at a tournament in Longview, Texas, earlier this month.

They shot a school-record 276 in the opening round, and McGreevy, last year's individual state champion, finished fifth overall.

The team title came just a few days after coming in second to Edmond North by 50 shots at a 36-hole tournament in Ardmore.

“Having that feeling of winning in Texas, and knowing we can shoot the scores we did gives us confidence,” McGreevy said. “We want to see if we can play off that, and see how well we can play against North this year.

“Everybody practiced harder over the summer and fall, and we know everybody on the team got better. We have experience, even though we're young, and we have confidence we can play better this year.”

The team didn't graduate anyone from last season, and the internal competition at Santa Fe is one of its most motivating forces, says coach Mike Stolz.

“Guys are fighting for the fifth spot,” he said. “When you have that competition, it pushes everybody. They know they can't slack off, because your spot isn't safe.


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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