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Class 4A golf: Ada wins 10th team title

by Scott Wright Published: May 7, 2013
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photo - CLASS 4A HIGH SCHOOL GOLF / STATE TOURNAMENT / REACTION: Ada senior Wyatt Robson reacts to a missed putt on the 7th green during Class 4A boys state golf  tournament on Tuesday, May 7, 2013,  at  Hefner Golf Course in Oklahoma City.   Photo  by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman.
CLASS 4A HIGH SCHOOL GOLF / STATE TOURNAMENT / REACTION: Ada senior Wyatt Robson reacts to a missed putt on the 7th green during Class 4A boys state golf tournament on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Hefner Golf Course in Oklahoma City. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman.

After a three-putt bogey — his first of the day — on the 17th hole, Ada senior Justin Powell went to the 18th tee angry.

He ripped a drive down the fairway of the 471-yard par 5 that left him only a pitching wedge to the green, then rolled in a 15-foot eagle putt to post the low round of the Class 4A state golf tournament, an 8-under-par 64, on Tuesday at Lake Hefner's North Course.

As special as it was for Powell personally to shoot his best round on the final day of the state tournament, it was even bigger for his team.

Behind Powell's 64 and fellow senior Wyatt Robson's 3-under 69, Ada defeated Heritage Hall by six shots to win the team title. Elk City was third, 13 shots back.

Tied with Heritage Hall entering the final round, Ada shot a 4-under 284 Tuesday. It was Ada's 10th title in boys golf, but first since 1989.

“It's been 24 years, so it's cool to take this one back to the community and all the people that support us,” Robson said. “This is a good win.”

Powell's round, which included three eagles and three birdies, moved him into third individually at 208, with Cody Shore of Poteau and Garrison Mendoza of Clinton tying for fourth at 209.

“In practice, I've shot 66 before, but this is my lowest round by far,” he said. “Good to go out with a bang.”

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by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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