PONCA CITY — An individual state championship was one of the things — just about the only thing — Alexis Sadeghy hadn’t won in her four-year golf career at Bishop McGuinness.
Go ahead and check that off the list, too.
Sadeghy shot a 2-over-par 74 on Thursday at Ponca City Country Club for a two-day total of 145 to claim the Class 6A state golf championship by five strokes.
Tulsa Union’s top four players shot rounds in the 70s to help the Redskins pull away for an 18-stroke victory over Broken Arrow in the team competition, the fourth straight title for Union.
Sadeghy had never finished worse than third at state in her first three years, all at the Class 5A level. But McGuinness was moved up to 6A this season, because of the OSSAA’s success-based private school rules.
And with the move up, Sadeghy upped her game, too.
“I’ve been wanting this since freshman year, so it’s really great to have it my senior year,” said Sadeghy, who signed with Oklahoma State on Monday. “It’s just a good way to finish.”
Sadeghy started the day with a four-stroke lead and could have been conservative, but instead, she came out firing.
Sadeghy was on pace to blow the field away after her first nine holes on Thursday. She was 2-under par at the turn, but as the sun dried out the course in the early afternoon, it got tougher.
“The greens were a little slower to start with, but they finished pretty fast,” she said. “I wanted to try my best. I want to shoot under par every time I play. But this was still a good day.”