Andrew Scott was hoping for better. The Westmoore golf coach thought his team had a chance to do well at the Class 6A west regional tournament at Oak Tree Country Club’s East Course Monday, but the squad failed to advance as a team to state.
“The way the boys have been improving over the past three weeks I thought we might have an outside chance to make it to state if everyone had a good day,” Scott said. “It didn’t start off very good. The No. 2 man’s dad wouldn’t let him go to regionals because he had a D in his math class, so that put a lot of pressure on the No. 5 man who shot a 94, 92. The No. 4 man shot 90 -88.”
Edmond North won the team title after shooting a combined 588 over 36 holes. Norman North (596), Edmond Santa Fe (609), Putnam City North (305-307), Edmond Memorial (313-309) and Choctaw (318-320) rounded out the top six, which secured a team berth for the state tournament.
Southmoore also came into the tourney playing well. Led by Iain Tesney, they had a shot at making the top six. However, they were unable to put together enough good scores to move on.
“Overall we played decent,” Southmoore coach Mike McConville said. “I was expecting my team to perform better, but we are a young team and it was a valuable learning experience. One that we can learn from and use as motivation for next year.”
While none of the Moore teams advanced, they each had several individuals who will compete at state, which is set for Monday and Tuesday at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club.
Moore’s Ryan Harris shot a 151 to lead all area golfers. Garet Cooley and Cory Montgomery will represent the Jaguars.
“Although we did not advance as a team to the state tournament, Iain Tesney did qualify to represent Southmoore as an individual,” McConville said. “Iain played well and really grinded it out on the final 18 holes. He is looking forward to playing Jimmie Austin.”