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Class 4A girls golf: Poteau wins first team state title in 33 years

Before Thursday, team state championship history in Poteau consisted of the 1979 Class 2A girls track title, and that was it. It's time to make some more room in the trophy case.
by Jason Kersey Published: May 3, 2012
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Before Thursday, team state championship history in Poteau consisted of the 1979 Class 2A girls track title, and that was it.

It's time to make some more room in the trophy case.

The Pirates won the Class 4A girls' golf state championship Thursday at Lake Hefner South, ejecting a 33-year old monkey from the school's back.

“It's heartwarming,” said senior Addie Guthrie. “Poteau's not known for state championships, but to bring this home ... it's going to wow people.

“I think it will get more kids in Poteau involved (in athletics).”

Poteau has won some individual state championships in various sports, and sophomore Hannah Ward added another name to that list Thursday as well.

Ward, who as a freshman was the 4A runner-up, became the school's second-ever individual golf champion, joining Kyle Cofer, who won the 3A boys title in 1996.

Ward entered the second round with a five-stroke lead and increased it to eight, finishing with a two-day score of 150.

Bristow's Kayla Schroeder, playing as an individual, finished second at 158.

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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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