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Modified: May 2, 2008 at 10:16 am •  Published: May 2, 2008
Edmond Memorial finishes perfect season
With tears streaming down her face, Edmond Memorial senior Kylie Bollenbach embraced teammate Aubree Vaughan as she finished her last hole Thursday at the Class 6A girls state golf championships.

Bollenbach knew her team had just put the finishing touches on a perfect season.

Edmond Memorial beat defending champion Jenks by 24 strokes to win its 11th tournament in as many events and claim its first girls golf title. Four of Edmond Memorial's five starters finished in the top 10 individually. Junior Mary Larsh posted a final-round 76, the second-lowest score Thursday.

"I was really nervous,” Larsh said. "There were times when I was shaking over some putts. But the hard work finally paid off.”

•Fighting back: Norman North senior Kaitlin Higginbotham made a triple bogey on the sixth hole Thursday, but she made two birdies in the final three holes to shoot 6-over 77 and finish as runner-up. Higginbotham hit approach shots to within five feet to set up both birdies.

"I made two doubles and a triple this week,” she said. "I was 5-over on the sixth hole alone. Those holes will stick out in my mind, but I can't complain with second place.”

By Ray Martin

Class 6A Girls

At River Oaks (Edmond)

Par 71

Team Scoring

1. Edmond Memorial …329-322—651

2. Jenks …344-331—675

3. Broken Arrow …346-339—685

4. Enid …369-351—720

5. Ponca City …366-360—726

6. Bartlesville …377-373—750

7. Mustang …385-368—753

8. Norman North …363-400—763

9. Tulsa Union …405-362—767

10. Edmond North …376-397—773

11. Stillwater …402-385—787

12. Lawton …406-396—802

Top Individuals

151—Crystal Reeves, Broken Arrow, 76-75

157—Kaitlin Higginbotham, Norman North, 80-77

158—Mary Larsh, Edmond Memorial, 82-76

159—Mychael McWhorter, Muskogee,77-82; Aly Seng, Enid 81-78

161—Whitney McAteer, Jenks, 82-79

162—Jade Staggs, Westmoore, 84-78

163—Kylie Bollenbach, Edmond Memorial, 80-83

165—Aubree Vaughan, Edmond Memorial, 83-82

166—Sarah Ming, Edmond Memorial, 84-82; Lauren Michael, Jenks 87-79


Edmond Memorial: Evelyn Poteet 86-82—168

Jenks: Lauren Myers 85-85—170; Lauren Michael 87-79—166; Kelsey Waldon 90-94—184; Brittany Banks 93-88—181

Broken Arrow: Michelle Miran 86-86—172; Macy Douglas 91-89—180; Brooke Allison 93-89—182; Jordan Leibold 96-96—192

Enid: Lauren Ruppert 90-85—175; Allyson Douglas 102-95—197; Aly McClendon 107-93—200; Makenzie Kirk 96-106—202

Ponca City: Brittany Mean 92-83—175; Carrie Sanders 90-94—184; Miranda Rhynard 91-93—184; Whitney Manley 93-92—185; Karsyn Balman 97-92—189

Bartlesville: Emily Walker 87-89—176; Sarah Wilburn 89-95—184; Ashlea Laudermilk 93-92—185; Macy Fitzgerald 108-97—205; Hannah Spencer 116-117—233

Mustang: Kali Schmidt 87-90—177; Karson Bizzell 101-91—192; Ashley Cardwell 99-96—195; Darcy Dean 98-98—196; Whitney Baker 105-91—196

Norman North: Katie Lenker 89-104—193; Caddy Mulligan 97-103—200; Paige Sandefer 97-116—213; Kristen Hill 136-116—252

Tulsa Union: Ashton Collier 89-79—168; Sarah Struebing 99-88—187; Danielle Wright 111-95—206; Caroline Trump 107-101—208; Kristin Perrin 110-100—210

Edmond North: Carley Yates 82-98—180; Elizabeth Hatmaker 92-101—193; Maggie Hendrix 105-94—199; Lauren Neundorf 97; Adrianna White 105-104—209

Stillwater: Cha Reeder 93-88—181; Gabby Green 97-92—189; Beka Spaulding 105-103—208; Brittany Brown 114-102—216; Rose Brorson 107-116—223

Lawton: Brittany Meredith 97-95—192; Autumn Steele 96-101—197; Danielle Rhodes 103-100—203; Jordan Moody 110-100—210; Morgan Seitz 110-117—227

Edmond Santa Fe: Bethany Heinen 100; Jordan Matli 118

Lawton Ike: Lydia Yu 102-92—194

Midwest City: Erika Trafavoti 104-112—216

Moore: Hillary Trice 103-97—200; Morgan Ellis 96-108—204

Muskogee: Suzannah Owens 103-102—205

Owasso: Taylor Knighten 95-88—183; Sarah Roberts 105-95—200

Putnam City: Jordan Ore 88-87—175

Putnam North: Taylor Schwenke 90-87—177

Sand Springs: Jennifer Almy 98-86—184; Heather Lockhart 106-109—215


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