Class 6A boys golf: Edmond Santa Fe's Max McGreevy wins crown

Edmond North wins eighth consecutive team championship.
by Gina Mizell Published: May 8, 2012

McGreevy's individual victory ends Moore's run as the two-time defending state champion. The Arkansas signee was tied for the lead after shooting an even-par 144 through 36 holes but shot 2-over on the final day.

“You've got to put it on the fairway here, and I didn't do that effectively,” Moore said. “And then when I did, I didn't hit a great approach, so I didn't get that many birdie opportunities. But I fought hard and grinded it out.

“Max just played a little bit better than I did.”

It's been a bit of a breakout season for McGreevy, who did not finish in the top 10 at last year's state tournament. He attributes his success to his close relationship with his teammates and to getting the stresses of the recruiting process out of the way (he committed to Oklahoma just before Christmas). Moore said he's noticed McGreevy mature and develop better driving distance.

McGreevy capped off his junior season by improving his score in every round of the state tournament (73-72-71). He was the only player to shoot under par in the final round.

Next, he hopes he can parlay Tuesday's state title into a strong senior season.

“It gives me a lot of confidence,” McGreevy said of the win. “I was kind of skeptical about myself. I had played with Taylor a long time, and he's beaten me for a long time.

“I beat him my last two tournaments this year, so I'm ready for the summer and I'm ready to get back and play some high school golf again.”

by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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