Girls golf wins Enid tournament; Neff wins individual championship

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By Kyle Salomon

Mustang’s girls golf team won the Enid Invitational on April 3, with senior Kaylee Neff winning the overall individual competition.

The Lady Broncos shot a team score of 346, which was 16 strokes better than second-place Stillwater, which shot a 362.

“I was really pleased with our tournament in Enid,” Mustang head coach Rod Henning said. “Anytime you can win a tournament as a team and have an individual win the tournament, there is not much to complain about.”

Neff fired a 79 on the day. She was the only player in the field to break 80 in Enid. The Bronco girls had two girls place in the top five and three girls in the top 10 in the individual competition.

“For Kaylee (Neff), it was her second win in the last three tournaments, which is a great start to the season for her,” Henning said.

Senior Mackenzie Woodward finished with the second highest score on the Mustang squad and took fourth place overall with an 83 on the day.

Sophomore Lauren Sloan took eighth overall in Enid with an 88, which was third highest on the Lady Broncos team.

Sophomore Sarah Kellogg had the fourth highest score on the day with a 96 for the Bronco girls, and sophomore Cheyenne Woodward fired a 107 for the fifth best score for Mustang.

“For the team, it was a great victory,” Henning said. “We were able to beat Edmond Santa Fe for the first time this year. I think we are the two best teams from this side of the state, so it was important for us to beat them from a mental standpoint.”

In the team scores it was Mustang in first with a 346. Stillwater took second with a 362. Edmond Memorial placed third shooting a 365. Edmond Santa Fe finished in fourth place with a score of 367, and Edmond North placed fifth, firing a team score of 383 in Enid.

“I think the girls thought that Santa Fe was better than us, but beating them gives us some confidence and shows what we are capable of as a team.”

Henning said despite winning the tournament by a large margin, he expects this team to improve.

“The best thing about this tournament is we won against good competition by 16 strokes,” he said. “And I still think we can play better. We still gave away some shots on and around the greens. If we can correct those, we will be a very good team by the end of the year. I am proud of all the girls.”

The Lady Broncos golf team traveled to Duncan on Monday to compete in the Duncan Invitational, and will play at 9 a.m. today in the Del City Invitational at Trosper Golf Club.