After Day 1 of the Class 5A state golf tournament, the Duncan Lady Demons sit atop the field, with Altus trailing by 10 strokes in second place.

Duncan shot 367 in conditions reminiscent of its first trip to Dornick Hills this season, with 40 mph wind gusts sending shots all over the course.

“The wind about beat everybody to death,” DHS head coach Chuck Croy said. “There were a lot of bad shots, even putts, but our girls fought through it and played decent, considering the conditions.

“I think they showed great competitive spirit and stayed tough. They fought harder than anyone else.”

Carl Albert is third with a first-round 378, while El Reno is fourth at 380.

Sarah Harper landed in the top 10 with an 86, and Laura Clark shot a 90. MacKenzie Gray was third for DHS with 93, while Jill Spradlin bounced back from a 10-first hole with a 98. Rachel Graham rounded out the scores for Duncan at 99.

Though the Lady Demons take a 10-stroke lead into Day 2, Croy knows the Lady Demons need to play better to keep that lead and bring home their second straight state title.

“Really, a 10-stroke lead is just two per golfer, so it’s really not that much,” Croy said. “We’ll have a better idea of how to play the course, though, because the conditions will be about the same. We just have to play get it done and keep that same competitiveness that we showed today.”

DHS will play today with Altus and Carl Albert.

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