As the only player to break 80 on a windy first day, Idabel's Madelyn Lehr put herself in good position heading into the final round of the Class 3A girls state golf tournament at Fountainhead Creek in Eufaula.
A couple of players tried to make a charge at Lehr, but her final-round 79 was good enough for a four-stroke victory over Purcell's Megan Gowens, who also shot 79 Thursday.
In fact, the top four finishers in the individual race each shot 79 Thursday, including Plainview's Ashton Gores, who tied with Gowens for second place.
Bethel's Abi Hagans shot the day's best round, a 78, to climb into fifth place.
Lehr's 156 total was 41 strokes better than her two-round total at last year's state tournament.
COMANCHE TAKES TEAM TROPHY
Balance and consistency did the trick for Comanche in capturing the team championship Thursday.
All 10 of Comanche's individual scores through the two rounds of the tournament fell between 83-90, and the five players' 36-hole totals were separated by just eight shots.
Sylvia Volonte led the way with a 168 total, good for an eighth-place finish, and Zana Crowson was tied for 10th at 171.
Comanche's 684 team total was 17 strokes ahead of second-place Idabel's 701. Henryetta finished third at 707, while Purcell and Plainview tied for fourth at 713.
BETHEL DUO IN TOP FIVE
With Hagans' 78 on Thursday being the second-lowest round of the tournament, Bethel was able to place two golfers in the top five.
Hagans was fifth at 165 (87-78), while Jordan Humphrey came in fourth at 161 (82-79). Bethel was the only team in which two players shot in the 70s during the tournament, finishing fifth with a 723 total.