Class 6A boys golf: Edmond North in control at Karsten Creek

Senior Hayden Wood leads the tournament after shooting a 147 total in Monday’s first two rounds, while senior Nick Heinen and junior Tyson Reeder are two strokes back, tied with three others in second at 149.
by Scott Wright Published: May 12, 2014
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photo - Hayden Wood of Edmond North tees off at the 6A Golf State Championship at Karsten Creek, Monday, May 12, 2014, in Stillwater. Photo by KT King, For The Tulsa World
Hayden Wood of Edmond North tees off at the 6A Golf State Championship at Karsten Creek, Monday, May 12, 2014, in Stillwater. Photo by KT King, For The Tulsa World

— Edmond North appears to be sitting comfortably in pursuit of its 10th consecutive Class 6A state championship in boys golf, with a 30-stroke lead heading into the final 18 holes at Karsten Creek.

Equally as interesting as the Huskies’ decade of dominance is the fact that they’ve had the individual champion just twice during that time — PGA Tour player Kevin Tway in 2006 and 2007.

Senior Hayden Wood leads the tournament after shooting a 147 total in Monday’s first two rounds, while senior Nick Heinen and junior Tyson Reeder are two strokes back, tied with three others in second at 149.

So the Huskies have the odds in their favor if they want to add a third individual title. And coach Jeff Doherty just might turn them loose.

“I’ve been so proud over the years, because I think these guys truly want the team to win,” Doherty said. “I’m gonna tell them, down the stretch, if you wanna try to pump a 3-wood in a situation where you wouldn’t normally take that risk, go for it. We’re gonna be more relaxed to do that than in the past.

“But their thinking is, ‘Coach, what if I make a bogey?’ So they probably still won’t do it.”

Edmond North’s two-round total of 597 is 30 strokes ahead of Edmond Memorial, with Jenks 32 back.

In addition to his own teammates, Wood is being pursued by Norman North’s Thomas Johnson, Preston Crawford of Jenks and Spencer Smythe of Muskogee.

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by Scott Wright
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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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