Girls golf ends season with top-10 finish

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By Patrick Osborne,

The Mustang girls golf team competed in the Oklahoma Girls State Golf Tournament last week in Ponca City where they placed ninth overall as a team.

“It was the seventh straight year that we have placed in the top 10 in the state,” head coach Rod Henning said. “We were hoping to finish in the top five but overall it was a good ending to the season.”

The Broncos teed off Wednesday, coming out and shooting a 365 overall as a team. Both Kaylee Neff and Lauren Sloan shot an 89 for the low score of the day for Mustang. MacKenzie Woodward shot a 92, Sarah Kellogg shot a 95 and Cheyenne Woodward shot a 100 to round out the day.

Day two was better for Mustang as the girls came out and shot a 361 as a team. Sloan was once again the low score of the day, shooting an 84. Neff was close behind, shooting an 87 on the day. MacKenzie Woodward shot a 91, Kellogg shot a 99 and Cheyenne Woodward shot a 106.

The Broncos finished six strokes ahead of 10th-place Muskogee and just three strokes behind seventh-place Stillwater. Looking back on the year, overall Henning said he was pleased.

“It was a fun year. All the girls got along and they were a joy to coach,” he said. “We won two tournaments and finished second twice and third twice.”

Henning also pointed out the hole that will need to be filled next year with seniors Kaylee Neff and MacKenzie Woodward graduating.

“We will miss Kaylee and MacKenzie next year. They have accomplished a lot the last four years in the program,” he said. “They were the leaders of the team this year and had a lot to do with the success of the program during their careers.”

Lauren Sloan, Sarah Kellogg and Cheyenne Woodward all return next year for the Broncos as they look to make it eight straight years finishing in the top 10 in the state.