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Class 4A state golf notebook: Tuttle improved throughout year

Tuttle, the defending 4A state champion, finished in ninth place this season after returning just one player from the 2011 title team.
by Jason Kersey Published: May 3, 2012
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Tuttle, the defending 4A state champion, finished in ninth place this season after returning just one player from the 2011 title team.

That player, senior Taylor Hildebrand, tied for ninth place among individuals with a two-day score of 175.

Tuttle coach Jerry Bates said he's happy with how his team performed considering its inexperience and where it was at the beginning of the season.

“We started the season with a 487,” Bates said.

In Thursday's second round of the state tournament, Tuttle shot 385 as a team.

HARRAH FRESHMAN MAKES BIG ONE-DAY JUMP

Harrah freshman Tori Plumley, one of two Panthers playing as individuals in the state tournament, shot a 106 in Wednesday's first round.

Thursday, she made a 12-stroke improvement and finished her state debut with a score of 200.

“When things went bad for her early, she got down,” Harrah coach Bryan Jennings said of Plumley's first round. “I think being young, she didn't know quite how to handle it. ... She came out today with a different attitude and played a lot more relaxed.”

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