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Class 3A girls golf notebook: Plainview coach sets positive example for athlete

Plainview coach Andy Bloodworth, who played on three state championship golf teams at Plainview, wears a prosthetic after having his leg amputated below the knee in 2000.
by Ed Godfrey Published: May 1, 2013
/articleid/3805334/1/pictures/2041626">Photo - Andy Bloodworth, Plainview girls golf coach. Photo by Ed Godfrey, The Oklahoman
Andy Bloodworth, Plainview girls golf coach. Photo by Ed Godfrey, The Oklahoman

“They have gone back and forth their whole career,” said Idabel coach David White.

Lehr, who admits struggling with her swing this season, didn't expect to win the state championship last season as a sophomore.

“Everything came together that day,” she said.

White has played the No. 1 bag most of the season for Idabel.


Purcell brought a very young team to the state golf championships: three freshmen and two juniors.

“We have played pretty good golf this year and I think we are going to continue to get better,” Purcell coach Mike Gowens said.

“We had kind of an off day today. Not a whole lot went good today. I think next year we are right there.”


Stigler's Brook Hurst is the school's first female golfer to earn a scholarship.

She has signed to play golf at Central Baptist College in Conway, Ark.

“It was a really big deal for me,” Hurst said of the scholarship.

Hurst only started playing golf seriously two years ago. She shot a 91 on Wednesday.

“I left a lot of shots out there,” she said. “The course is tough. The greens are fast. They are insane.”

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
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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