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Duncan boys golf coach Lindy Welborn believes his players may be peaking at the right time.
The Demons’ scores at Thursday’s tournament in Guthrie may indicate that. The Demons scored 319 on the first 18 holes, then improved to 306 on the second 18.
Christian Dructor and Carson Hogstad improved greatly from the first round to the second. Dructor had 89 on the first 18, then 77 on the second, while Hogstad improved from 84 to 76.
Duncan had consistent performances from Blake Graham, who scored 74 and 76, and Logan Harris, who scored 77 both rounds. Tyler Albin scored 84 and 88.
“I’m glad we went,” said Welborn. “It was a real good way to get ready for regionals Monday.”
Shawnee hosts the regional tournament. Welborn said the host team will be the team to beat, and he expects Bishop McGuiness and Deer Creek. But he likes Duncan’s chances of finishing second.
“I’ll be disappointed if we don’t finish second,” Welborn said. “If we play the way we can, we ought to beat McGuinness and Deer Creek.”
The top six teams at regionals go to the state tourney at Fort Sill, and the Demon coach believes the team can do well there.
“We’re sitting in pretty good shape to go to state,” Welborn said. “We are more familiar with that course (Fort Sill) than Shawnee is.”
To get past Shawnee, though, all five golfers will need to score in the 70s, Welborn said.