Cold, wind dominate State Preview
Only in Oklahoma can the weather change from 90 degrees to 35 degrees in a span of 17 hours, but that's exactly what happened as Sunday changed to Monday. The result was a particularly brutal day at the Red River Invitational at Fort Sill Golf Club.
The event was doubling as the Class 5A State Preview and because of the temperature and north winds between 25-30 miles per hour with gusts as high as 40, it's tough to think the 5A players got anything out of this "preview."
MacArthur coach John Kitchens was the host and he sort of agreed.
"Well, just a look at the golf course and see where they need to try to hit the ball when they come back," Kitchens said when asked what the players learned. "This course will bite you. It can be had, but if they don't hit it in the right spots, they're in trouble."
Yet somehow, someway there were still solid scores to be had.
Eisenhower's Bentley Bross and Norman North's Thomas Johnson tied for first place at a sterling (considering the conditions) two-over par 74. Johnson ended up taking the top prize by way of a scorecard playoff. Bross and Johnson were two shots clear of a gaggle of players at 76 and another log jam at 78.