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Class 5A girls golf: Duncan wins title on home course

by Jacob Unruh Published: May 8, 2014

— Home has never been sweeter.

The Duncan girls golf team used its home-course advantage as best as possible Thursday, rallying from a five-stroke deficit to win the Class 5A girls state golf championship at the Duncan Golf & Tennis Club.

“It feels pretty good to see we’re up there on the first spot,” Duncan junior Kayla Witt said. “It’s the world to us. Even though we had a rain delay this morning, I think that helped us out a little bit.”

The Demons shot 335 in the final round, improving on their first-day total of 343 to overtake both defending champion Deer Creek and Durant. It’s their second title in three years.

And a big part of that came from Witt, who shot a 5-over par 77 to finish second overall and complete her two best days of the season.

“I’ve known Kayla’s had that in her, she’s just been real inconsistent this year,” Duncan coach Steve Etheridge said. “I’ll say this, for the last month she’s worked really hard trying to get her game going, and it’s finally coming around now.”

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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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