Class 3A girls golf notebook: Byng's Ashton Johnson takes positive approach

Hand warmers were a very popular item Thursday Ashton Johnson of Byng even put them in her shoes to keep her feet warm. She also drew a happy face on her golf balls to distract her from the cold.
by Ed Godfrey Published: May 2, 2013

White said it was cold during the regional golf championships, but Thursday “was a new level of cold. The wind blew a lot harder here.”


White's dad, Mike White, is the Idabel golf coach. She said it can be challenging playing for your dad.

“It's interesting playing for my dad because it's just a lot of pressure when your parent is following you around telling you how to play,” she said.


Faith Lasiter of Eufaula and White are close friends. Lasiter finished two strokes behind White.

“If I lost to anybody I wanted it to be Ali,” Lasiter said. “It wasn't just like I gave up it altogether. I played my heart out. I had a few bad holes and we went back and forth all day.”

The disappointment of Lasiter finishing second was lessened by Eufaula winning the team championship.

“I wanted to do good individually but it was all about the team,” she said.


Dickson's girls golf team was the state academic champion with a 3.92 grade-point average.

by Ed Godfrey
Reporter Sr.
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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