July 8, 2014

Competition fierce in Washita Valley Classic

Adam Troxtell, Sports Editor,
The Express-Star


An exciting Sunday was the cherry on top of the 86th annual Washita Valley Classic, as the competition heated up alongside the midday sun.

A final round score of 70 was enough to secure Zack Pool the top prize, first place in the championship flight of Oklahoma's oldest invitational tournament at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course on Sunday. Pool's total score of 208 was just enough to beat Kevin Keck, who took second with 210, and Chickasha High School golfer Cody Burrows, who finished third with 211. Both Keck and Burrows shot a 69 in their final round.

The drama didn't end there, with playoffs necessary in multiple flights to determine out-and-out winners. Jeret Periman won B flight with a total score of 221 and final rondo of 72. Jeff Bryant needed to win a playoff to take second away from Heath Edie as both finished on 233.

A playoff was also needed in C-flight to determine the winner. Bo McHugh's final round of 82 was enough to bring him level with Jarred Blanchard, who shot an 87. With both golfers on 245 for the tournament, it was Blanchard who edged the flight title.

Bryce Binyon won D-flight with a final score of 257. Binyon shot 85 on the final day, while Jayson Wilson and Terry Jones finished tied on 259. Wilson took second in the playoff.

Max Flowers won the E-flight with a 264 final score and an 87 in the final round. Chickasha football assistant coach Joe Molder took second with a 268 while John Waganer placed third with a 270.