Before she stepped on the course Thursday morning, Altus senior Megan Blonien knew she was capable of posting a low number in the final round of the Class 5A state golf tournament at Lincoln Park's East course.
With four birdies and one bogey, she posted a 3-under-par 67 to turn a one-stroke deficit into a three-shot win for her fourth consecutive 5A individual championship.
The Oklahoma State signee becomes only the second player in 82 years of Oklahoma girls golf to win four state championships.
Idabel's Lacey Jones performed the feat from 2001-04 in Class 4A, while 10 other girls have won three titles.
“Last summer at a tournament here, the wind was blowing about 35 miles an hour and I shot 69,” Blonien said. “So I knew I could do it. Playing in wind like we've had these two days, you've just got to know which shots to hit.”
Blonien finished three shots ahead of Bishop McGuinness sophomore Alexis Sadeghy, who turned in the second-best round of the tournament with a 1-over 71 Thursday.
Blonien struggled with the putter in shooting an opening-round 75 Wednesday, but needed only 27 putts to get through her final round.
“My irons were getting me closer so I had a chance to make some putts,” she said. “This is everything I worked for. My dad has been the No. 1 contributor to my success. We've worked so hard and put everything into it. My family has been right there all along. This is so special, because it's everything I've worked for.”
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