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Class 5A boys golf: Shawnee finishes second to Tahlequah

Shawnee finished in second place for the third straight year Tuesday, with the Wolves losing to Tahlequah by one stroke.
by Jacob Unruh Published: May 13, 2014

— Shawnee’s Daniel Langley sat in a golf cart outside the clubhouse at the Fort Sill Golf Club in Lawton replaying the final hole in his head.

The senior quietly spoke about his two-day performance in the Class 5A state golf tournament, but he was hung up on his putt for birdie that narrowly missed on par-4 No. 18.

The miss left Shawnee in second place for the third straight year Tuesday, with the Wolves losing to Tahlequah by one stroke.

“I read it well, I hit it right where I wanted to and caught the lip,” Langley said about the 9-foot putt.

Tahlequah’s Jake Johnson bogeyed the final hole to finish with a 2-over par 74 to tie Langley in the final round, but clinch the team title and individual title.

It’s the Tigers’ first team title in school history, and it ends the two-year reign by Tulsa Kelley.

“It was a very emotional hole,” Johnson said. “It’s the last hole of high school and it ended awesome.”

Tahlequah finished with a team score of 912 and avoided a collapse of the six-stroke lead it carried into the final round.

Had Langley made that final putt, there would have been a playoff for the team title, the second playoff in three years for the Wolves.

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by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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