The Frederick Middle School Bombers wedged it at the Marlow Junior High School Golf Invitational hosted at Generations Golf Course on April 9.
There was a field of thirteen teams. Among them were some strong competitors including Clinton, Comanche, Dibble, Elgin, Frederick, Geronimo, Lawton MacArthur, Marlow and Tuttle. Heath Stehr, head coach of the middle school boys, explained that two schools brought an “A Team” and “B Team” that competed, to make up the complete field of thirteen teams. Bombers representing the middle school at this tournament are Stephen Gibson (bag one), Logan Rogers (bag two), Brandon Blackford (bag three), Shane Rogers (bag four) and Jarret Tyra (bag five).
There are some progressive improvements individually, which helped the team to play a better overall game. Logan Rogers took a competitive attitude, shooting a total score of ninety-five. “That was our best score for the team thus far for this year,” stated Stehr. Jarret Tyra shot for a final score of one hundred and twenty-three at this tournament. Shane Rogers earned a final score of one hundred and twenty-four. Stephen Gibson shot for a total score of one hundred and twenty-five. Brandon Blackford earned a total score of one hundred and twenty-nine.
The top four scores are taken and turned in as Frederick’s team score. The team earned a total score of four hundred and sixty-seven. The Frederick Middle School Bombers were tenth place out of thirteen teams.
Frederick was out of ninth place by a single stroke, edged out by Tuttle. Elgin was eighth place, only ahead by shaving off eight strokes.
There were some good improvements by the team, as explained by Stehr. He said “We did a lot of learning that was more conscious. We made a lot of stride. Logan Rogers didn’t surprise me with a ninety-five because he shows that strength out here on the golf course everyday. He has a bright future. The rest of the team did move some in their performance compared to their first tournament, maybe taking off a few strokes each individually. Something good was their conscious ability to play it shot by shot.”
Something the coach wants his team to learn and understand is the imperative discipline of golf. That is to simply approach the game by 1) objectively assessing their individual game, 2) not being critical of self but applying criticism constructively to their game and 3) implementing what they have learned through their actions on the golf course. Coach Stehr is looking forward to Frederick’s final tournament at Fort Cobb.