Last year Turner didn’t have enough girls to field a golf team. This year the Falcons are state champions.
Freshman Tracy McGill joined her two senior twin sisters, Perri and Andi, on the team this season and shot the best rounds of her life Wednesday and Thursday on the Trosper Golf Course in the Class 2A girls state golf tournament.
“When we started the year we thought we were going to compete for the state championship,” Turner coach Steve Short said. “Our question mark was the freshman. After today and seeing what she scored, she’s not a question mark anymore.”
The Falcons cruised to their first state championship in girls golf, finishing 36 strokes ahead of runner-up Mooreland. Turner’s boys golf team won a state championship in 2004.
Turner’s four-person squad of the McGill sisters and junior Shelby O’Dell posted a two-day team score of 630.
“I think that is probably a state record in 2A for a two-day score,” Short said. “That score would probably beat most 4As and 5As.”
Tracy shot a 76 Thursday, including a hole-in-one on the par-3 No. 2. Her sister, Perri, also shot a 76 Thursday and had a two-day total of 150 to finish fourth in the individual race, four strokes behind 2A champion Shelbie Black of Nowata.
Black, a senior, posted the best scores both Wednesday and Thursday — a 2-over-par 72 and 4-over-par 74 — to become Nowata’s first individual state champion in golf.