As the first male Duncan golfer to achieve All-State status since 2017, Izaac White reflected on the All-State Golf Tournament which took place in Tulsa this past Monday to finish out his Duncan High School career.
As a part of the West Boys All-State golf team that beat the East Boys All-State team, White was paired with Trent Martindale from Edmond Memorial and played in a team format.
White and his teammate shot a 72 together to win against a duo from Bishop Kelley who sot a 78 together. This allowed White and his teammate to be a part of the 15.5-8.5 victory in the tournament.
During the tournament, White said the experience was one of his favorites as he enjoyed playing the course with the West All-State team. He said he event met some old and new friends on the course.
“It was a ton of fun but incredibly hot though,” White said. “It was so much fun and I got to meet some old friends that I haven’t seen in a long time from all over the state. I got to make a lot of new friends as well.”
Finishing in the top 10 of the Class 5A State Tournament this past year, White had the opportunity to represent Duncan at the Cherokee Hills Golf Club in Tulsa.
“First off, I was honored that I was able to go to All-State in the first place,” White said. “Secondly, I was very happy that I was able to honor Duncan golf there. When I first moved here, I barely played golf at all and that was over 10 years ago. Then I started to play at the country club and have met a lot of good friends that are still good friends to this day that played golf and got really into it. When I ever I think of Duncan Golf, I think about all the good memories that I had at the golf course with all of my friends. I also have memories of my coaches who helped me and pushed me to be better.”
With his career finished at Duncan High School, White will now head to Oklahoma Wesleyan University where he committed to play golf collegiately at the next level.
He is one of very few who signed to play at the next level for golf. White is happy to represent Duncan and always wanted to play golf at the college level.
“It always has been a dream of mine to play college golf and I know it has been a couple of years since we have had a male golfer go to college and I think that is pretty awesome for me to be able to do that,” White said. “All of this is very exciting for me.”
Family and coaches joined White to celebrate his All-State status and he knew his family was coming but was surprised to see his coaches and was very happy to have the support system he did.
“It was awesome that my family came and it was about a three hour drive from here to Tulsa,” White said. “For the coaches to be there, I got there and I was surprised to see them just waiting for me. It was awesome to see them one last time before I go golf in college.”