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Class 4A golf: Broken wrist doesn't stop Elk City's Brock Walker

Walker suffered the broken scaphoid bone of his right hand — his lower hand when he grips the club — in late April and missed a few tournaments leading up to the postseason. He fought through the Class 4A regional last week to help his team qualify for state.
by Scott Wright Published: May 6, 2013

Other than putting, Walker says shots in the 100-yard range are the most difficult.

“On those shots, you have to hit down on the ball, and once the club is in the ground, I can definitely feel it,” Walker said.

Led by Walker's 68, Elk City shot the lowest single round of the day, an even-par 288 in the morning round. At 586 through 36 holes, the Elks are in third place, trailing defending champion Heritage Hall and Ada, tied for first at 584.

The team was led by senior Joby Gray, whose second-round 69 put him 1-under par for the tournament at 143, nine shots back of individual leader Quade Cummins of Weatherford.

Elk City sophomore Logan Gray also carded an under-par first round and was at even-par 144 for the tournament. Elk City was the only team to have three players post at least one round under par.

“These seniors won it when they were freshmen, and their goal the whole year has been to win it,” Elk City coach Tim Ellison said. “Anything less will be disappointing to them. Their mindset is to win it.”

by Scott Wright
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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