STILLWATER — Max McGreevy first passed the time following his final round at the Class 6A boys golf state tournament by hanging out on the putting green with his dad.
About 30 minutes went by. To him, it felt like two or three hours.
Then the Edmond Santa Fe junior had to watch his competition on the 18th hole.
McGreevy had finished the tournament with an even-par 216 after shooting a 1-under 71 on Tuesday. He was in the lead. But Edmond North's Nick Heinen had a 15-foot putt that would tie the score and send the tournament to a playoff.
The ball didn't drop.
“I was kind of cringing over it,” McGreevy said. “But I've always been a good friend of Nick. You always want them to make it, but it was nice knowing that I had won.”
McGreevy, a junior, won a tight individual race by one stroke to take medalist honors at Karsten Creek. Heinen finished one stroke back at 1-over 217, while Edmond Memorial's Taylor Moore was third with a 2-over 218 and North's Hayden Wood was fourth with a 3-over 219. All four golfers were either tied or within one stroke of the lead after 36 holes.
Heinen and Wood did get to celebrate with their teammates, however, as North rolled to its eighth consecutive team championship. The Huskies finished with a score of 894, which was 27 strokes ahead of second-place Memorial (921). Jenks finished third with a score of 936.
“I really felt the whole year we had the best talent from 1 to 5,” North coach Jeff Doherty said. “I didn't think I had the best No. 1 player. … Taylor Moore's the best player. But I always felt that 1 to 5, we were deeper and stronger, and it paid off over 54 holes on a championship golf course.”