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Class 5A state golf: Durant's Sydney Youngblood turns it around at Dornick Hills

Last month at the Class 5A state preview tournament, Durant's Sydney Youngblood trudged around the course at Dornick Hills with a round of 89. She dropped her score at Dornick Hills by 18 strokes on Wednesday, shooting a 1-under-par 71 to take a five-stroke lead.
by Scott Wright Published: May 1, 2013

At 337, defending champion Duncan has a five-shot lead on Deer Creek in the team competition, with Durant seven shots back.

Youngblood said her ability to stay out of Dornick’s thick wooded areas was one of the keys to Wednesday’s round.

“Hitting fairways and greens, and being able to get up and down when I missed the green,” she said. “Today was tough, but everybody on the team played well.”

Youngblood isn't a new name on the girls golf circuit. She competed in the state and regional junior tours over the summer, something she feels helps her handle the pressure of the big stage.

“That helps me out a lot, knowing that these are the people I compete against every day during the summer,” Youngblood said. “I just act like it's a normal tournament. Come out here and just play.”

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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