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May 2, 2013

Lady Pioneers 11th after first day of state tournament

EDMOND, Okla. — Playing in less than desirable conditions has become somewhat of a norm for the Stillwater High School girls golf team.

But with nearly perfect conditions — save for a little bit of a breeze here and there — the Lady Pioneers struggled in the first round of the Class 6A state tournament Wednesday at River Oaks Golf Club in Edmond

Led by senior Gabbi Shelton's 80, Stillwater scored a 359 through the first 18 holes of the 36-hole tournament.

"The weather was perfect and I think that kind of surprised them a little bit," Stillwater coach John Weaver said. "We didn't shoot our best, but it wasn't like we were playing bad. We weren't hitting into a lot of hazards and we have many penalties. We were just nervous and the pressure of being at the state tournament kind of got to us a little bit."

Along with Shelton, freshman Samantha Dennison recorded a 90, while fellow freshman Mackenzie Enmeier tallied a 95. Junior Sarah Carpenter also shot a 94 and junior Reid Green rounded out the scoring with a 98.

"We're young," Weaver said. "We have two freshmen and two juniors on this team, so there's not a lot of experience at state. We struggled through the front nine, but just about everyone improved their scores on the back nine."

The Lady Pioneers may be sitting in 11th place after the first day of the tournament, but Weaver said Stillwater is far from out of the race — especially with the wet weather that's expected to roll through Edmond Thursday.

"The scores are all huddled together," Weaver said. "I think the team in seventh place shot a 348, so there's five or six teams huddled together within about 10 strokes of each other. There's a chance for a lot of teams to make a move, especially with the weather forecast. We just have to tough it out. (Thursday) will be a big chance to make up some ground, so we're definitely not out of it yet."

Stillwater will resume play at 9:20 a.m. Thursday.

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