Maci Arrington of Hinton thought she had won the Class 2A girls state championship when she walked off the 18th green Thursday at Trosper Park.
Arrington was playing in the group with defending state champion and tournament leader Kailey Campbell of Oktaha and knew she had overtaken her.
“I thought when I had the Oktaha girl I had it,” she said.
But she didn't count on Katie-Lee Wilson of Rejoice Christian posting a round of 72 on Thursday, finishing two strokes ahead of Arrington and capturing the state title.
It was the third year in a row that Arrington has finished state runner-up, all to three different golfers. Some of the sting of finishing second again, however, was softened as Arrington led Hinton to the school's first girls' golf state championship as a team.
The Comets bested three-time defending state champ Oktaha by three strokes, coming from 21 strokes behind on Thursday.
“It means a lot that we won,” said Arrington, a junior. “It feels like I won individually.”
Kailey Campbell of Oktaha failed to win back to back state championships and finished third in Thursday's Class 2A state golf tournament.
But the junior already has received several scholarship offers to play in college. Campbell said she is leaning toward accepting an offer from Oklahoma City University.
State academic champs
Pioneer finished 11th in the Class 2A girls state golf tournament, but claimed the state academic championship.
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