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April 13, 2014

Lady Outlaws learn from past, take 3rd

DUNCAN — The Marlow girls golf team used past experiences to score a third-place finish at the Lone Grove tournament Friday.

The Lady Outlaws finished behind Class A Idabell and Class 2A Turner, but coach Mikey Eaves was happy with how the team responded to playing the Lake Murray course for the second time. They had played it earlier in the Dickson tournament on March 27, finishing seventh in a crowded field.

“Scores there can be kind of deceiving, because that course is a little tough, especially for girls,” Eaves said. “But the more you play a course, the easier it gets.”

If Marlow qualifies for regionals, it will have to play at Lake Murray again. Eaves went there twice so his team can be ready if it gets that opportunity. There are a couple of tips he’s picked up in the two times there too.

The fairways are heavily guarded by trees and water hazards. It puts a premium on ball position off the tee, something the girls are starting to get used to, Eaves said.

Sophomore Noelle Clark, who was the highest individual for the Outlaws with an eighth-place finish, learned this lesson Friday. She wasn’t driving the ball well, so she starting relying more on a hybrid or wood for her tee shots. She said playing the course for a second time helped her learn where she needed to lay up or hit her driver.

This is all part of the learning process for Marlow.

“We don’t really have those types of courses around here,” Eaves said. “You learn quite a bit when you’re playing a course like that.”

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