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April 30, 2013

PREP GOLF: Fort Gibson wins regional; Muskogee state-bound for first time since 1998

The Rock isn’t on the line but Fort Gibson and Hilldale are headed back to state in boys golf.

The Tigers will go as champions, shooting consecutive 301s over the 36-hole tourney for an 18-stroke win over Metro Christian on Monday at Miami’s 6,960-yard Peoria Ridge course. Hilldale was third at 652 and earned the final qualifying team spot.

Wesley Jackson won medalist honors with a 5-under 139 with rounds of 69 and 70. He’ll now shoot for a state title his brother, Brandon (now at Nicholls State on a baseball scholarship), was runner-up at. The Tigers won state that year as a team.

“I’ve got to give a shout out to my team and glory to the man upstairs,” the younger Jackson said after his win Monday.

He also, in his mind, left room for improvement on his own card.

“I hit the ball really well off the tee, put myself in a good position, my short game was at times a little off and I felt like I missed a lot of opportunities on the green,” he said. “These are the best scores I’ve put up this year so I’m not going to complain but I know if I can sharpen things and hit like I did today, I’ll do pretty well next week.”

His aggravation focused on two missed birdie putts “within six feet of the cup” on the first two holes of each round and a two-foot miss for birdie on the 16th in the second round.

Hilldale was third and Chandler Puckett at 150 was a distant runner-up to Jackson. The two played in separate groups the entire day.

Fort Gibson’s scores included Dalton Rhoden (78-74—152), Collin Abdallah (76-78—154), Rayne Cox (78-79—157), Jake Gandara (83-81—164).

Hilldale’s included Eli Lawley (81-83—164), Brent Lacrone (84-81—165), Tanner Ingle (83-90—173) and Chandler Cotner (92-91—183).

Wagoner shot 753 and did not qualify anyone.

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