Stevens leads way for Choctaw
By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon
OKLAHOMA CITY – Kamryn Zuniga wasn’t happy with the way she’s been playing this season.
The Carl Albert senior shot in the 70s just once in her first four golf tournaments. But she had plenty to smile about last Thursday at Trosper Park Golf Course.
Zuniga shot a career-best 72 and finished third individually at the Del City Invitational.
“I had shot in the 80s my first few tournaments and my game wasn’t where it should be,” she said. “I was hitting it all over the place and didn’t have a consistent swing. This tournament, everything flowed, and everything felt good. I was confident in my swing and my club selection.”
After bogeying the first hole, Zuniga quickly gained confidence with a solid stretch. She was one-under-par through six holes.
“I knew I just had to keep that same mentality throughout the round,” she said.
Zuniga kept pace the rest of the day. Before teeing off on the final hole – par 4 No. 15 – she realized she had a shot at her career mark. Zuniga birdied the final hole to finish with a 72.
It wasn’t the only career day. Sophomore Miah Luong also felt at home at Trosper Park as she fired her best round of 75, which was good for seventh place.
The Titans finished third overall with a team score of 313. Edmond Memorial won the tournament with 303 and Westmoore was runner-up with 313. Choctaw came in eighth with a 353.
Carl Albert’s Peyton Black scored 81, Rylan Ashley finished with 85 and Ily Strickland had 97.
Lainey Stevens led the way for Choctaw with a 79 and finished in a tie for 13th place. Katie Blasingame scored 89 followed by Andi Foughty (92), Faith Ake (93), and Julie Oisten (95).
Midwest City was represented by Riley Friesen and Kaci Bedford. Friesen shot 81 and Bedford an 83.
Norman North’s Juliana Hong won medalist honors with a one-under-par 69 and Westmoore’s Jaeya Mathis was runner-up with 71.