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Kingfisher’s Kamas named top OKC-area golfer

June 02, 2019 - 00:00
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    KINGFISHER HIGH SCHOOL’S Maddi Kamas, who just finished her sophomore year, was recently named the All-City Golfer of the Year after a campaign in which she won seven tournaments and was the 4A runner-up. [Photo by Russell Stitt/]

Maddi Kamas didn’t get the team or individual state championships she was gunning for during her golf season, so consolation prizes will have to make due for now.

A big one came last week.

The Kingfisher High School sophomore was named the All-City Player of the Year for girls golf.

The award is announced by The Oklahoman and includes all classifications.

Kamas was featured in Thursday’s edition as well as a video interview on the newspaper’s website.

The honor comes after a sophomore campaign in which Kamas won seven consecutive tournaments before settling for runner-up - by one stroke - in the Class 4A state tournament.

She also helped KHS to a fourth-place finish as a team as the Lady Jackets were just four strokes shy of the runner-up score.

“Maddi didn’t have the outcome that we wanted, but that doesn’t take away from her awesome season of seven straight tournament wins and an impressive state runner-up performance,” said KHS girls golf coach Audra Smalley after the season.

Kamas had a 73.4 stroke average during the season.

“She is more determined than ever and I admire her hard work and dedication.”

The award covers Oklahoma County and the counties surrounding it.

Joining Kamas on the first-team were Brooklyn Been of Oklahoma Christian School, Grace Griggs and Emily Miller of Edmond North and Alyssa Wilson of Yukon.

Edmond North, which won the Class 6A state championship, is coached by Brock VanCleave, a 2004 KHS graduate.

KHS senior Peyton Burns earned honorable mention on the All-City boys golf team as was Crescent’s Dominic Stevens.

The Oklahoman also announced Little All-City (4A and below) track and field teams last week.

KHS senirs Colton York was a first-team selection for the boys.

York was the Class 4A runner-up in the long jump.

State champs Madelyn McCabe of Cashion and Madison Collier of Hennessey were girls first-team picks.

McCabe won four medals in the 2A state meet, including repeating as the state champ in the high jump.

Collier set a state meet record in winning the Class 3A discus for a second consecutive season. She was also third in the shot put.

Kingfisher’s Madeline Loosen, Maddie St. Cyr and Ally Stephenson were second-team members.

Among those earning honorable mention were Liz Battelo of Crescent; Kaitin Taylor and Tatum Robertson of Cashion, and Makina Frost of Kingfisher.

Dalton Joyce of Hennessey and Austin Vandruff of Cashion were second-team members for the boys.

Honorable mention went to Sam Brown of Cashion, Michael Smoot of Okarche and Reece Lafferty of Kingfisher.