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May 10, 2012

Golf: Burrows, Bates battle tough course at state

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Two Chickasha High School golfers wrapped up the 2012 season at the state tournament Monday and Tuesday at Chickasaw Pointe in Kingston, Okla., finishing in the middle of the field after three tough rounds of golf.

Cody Burrows and Daniel Bates played in the tournament, and the All-Conference golfers had to deal with cool, windy conditions during the two-day tournament.

Burrows shot rounds of 81, 82 and 85 while Bates shot rounds of 87-81-83.

"The cold front that came through right at the morning tee times brought in a cool north wind, which made the course even more difficult than it normally plays," head coach Chad Randle said. "Golf balls that missed the fairways were lost in the deep woods, and players were forced to take a drop with penalty strokes required."

While the players were disappointed because they had hoped to play better, Randle said it was a good season for both of them.

"It was a very good year for both the state qualifiers," Randle said. "They both shot in the 70s in most of the tournaments this year, and both received All-Conference honors, with Cody winning it."

Bishop Kelley won the team championship, followed by Shawnee in second, Deer Creek in third and Ardmore in fourth.

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