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High school notebook: PGA golfer Rickie Fowler surprises Moore golf teams

Former Oklahoma State golfer Ricke Fowler made a surprise appearance in Oklahoma City on Monday to give a clinic and free Cobra golf bags to the high school golf teams at Moore, Westmoore and Southmoore.
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh and Trent Shadid Published: January 6, 2014

Former Oklahoma State golfer Rickie Fowler made a surprise appearance in Oklahoma City on Monday to give a clinic and free Cobra golf bags to the high school golf teams at Moore, Westmoore and Southmoore.

Fowler, along with Farmers Insurance, one of his sponsors on the PGA Tour, organized the event as a way to support the Moore community that is still healing from the May 20 tornado.

During disaster recovery efforts last May, Farmers executives met Moore High golfer Jake Reddington, a big fan of Fowler. That encounter inspired Monday's clinic, giving Reddington a chance to meet one of his heroes, and to help nearly 100 golfers at the three Moore high schools.

“This definitely stands out for me, being able to come back to Oklahoma, a place that's close to me,” Fowler said. “Being able to come back and being able to hang out with some high school golfers, it's pretty cool. They always have golf to go hang out, have fun with their friends, and it's something they can always use to have a good time.”


Chandler's Heath Gray received one of two outstanding wrestler honors from the Cushing wrestling tournament last weekend.

Gray defeated Cale Wilson of Sallisaw 7-6 in the 170-pound championship match. Bartlesville's Michael Hamilton was also named outstanding wrestler after claiming first at 160 pounds with a 15-0 technical fall over Perry's David Thomas.

Chandler, which finished eighth in the team standings, also had a champion at 182 pounds with Darian Mixon defeating Sperry's John Gruenwald 3-0 in the championship finals.

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by Scott Wright
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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by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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by Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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