High schools: Deer Creek girls chasing history at state golf tournament

Antlers among the favorites to win the Class 5A state championship
by Scott Wright Published: April 30, 2013
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photo - GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Deer Creek girls team members left to right, Caroline Goodin, Emily Flosom, Allison Mee, Emma Conrad and Haley Hill pose for a photo at Rose Creek Golf Club in Oklahoma City , Monday April 29 2013. Photo By Steve Gooch, The Oklahoman
GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Deer Creek girls team members left to right, Caroline Goodin, Emily Flosom, Allison Mee, Emma Conrad and Haley Hill pose for a photo at Rose Creek Golf Club in Oklahoma City , Monday April 29 2013. Photo By Steve Gooch, The Oklahoman

ARDMORE — When Caroline Goodin and Allison Mee were freshmen, Deer Creek girls golf didn't exactly make opponents nervous.

The team had been in existence for 10 years and didn't qualify for the state tournament once in that time.

But the Antlers broke through that year, finishing fourth, then they followed it up with back-to-back third-place finishes the last two seasons.

Now, as Goodin, Mee and fellow senior Haley Hill prepare to conclude their careers, they're looking for the big trophy.

Deer Creek will be among the favorites at the Class 5A girls state tournament, which tees off at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Dornick Hills Country Club.

“We feel like we've broken through the last couple weeks,” Goodin said. “Everyone's playing really well and pushing each other to play better. We're putting in the extra effort to make sure we get our scores as low as we can get them to win state.”

Deer Creek has been steadily improving this season, especially lately, setting the school record for its best team score in consecutive tournaments. The Antlers' 306 was good for a 12-stroke win over defending 5A champ Duncan at the west regional last week.

Goodin, who has signed with Oklahoma City University, has been at the forefront, winning three of the last four tournaments, including the regional when she shot a 2-under-par 70 at Crimson Creek in El Reno.

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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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