Stillwater News Press

May 7, 2014

Lady Pioneer golfers up for Class 6A state tournament

By Andrew Glover
Stillwater News Press

STILLWATER, Okla. — The Stillwater Lady Pioneers hope to end the season on a high note at the Class 6A state golf tournament Wednesday and Thursday in Ponca City.

“We are looking really good,” coach John Weaver said. “We’re paired with Muskogee, who we’ve played competitively with. We’re also paired with Union. We are playing someone we can compete with and chase after.”

The Lady Pioneers finished fourth at the west regional with a 351. Senior Sarah Carpenter led the team with an 83. Weaver said he has high expectations for his seniors.

“They’ve played a lot of golf,” Weaver said. “They know what to expect, they’ve seen the course. Both are mature kids.”

Weaver said he thinks both girls can do well but will have to play their best to place.

“The top 15 will probably be in the low 70s,” Weaver said. “So they have to play really well to place.”

Bishop McGuinness won the West regional with a 343. Broken Arrow and Union both shot 308 in the East regional. Bixby shot 326, Owasso shot 329 and Jenks shot 331. Senior Sarah Carpenter said she thinks the team is in the middle of the pack but can do well.

“If we can finish around five or six that would be good,” Carpenter said. “We’re all pretty solid.”

Weaver said his girls just need to relax and enjoy the experience.

“The pressure is off,” Weaver said. “These girls need to go out and have fun and just play.”