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Nolen, Blonien Lead After T-O First Round

Burkburnett's Brenna Moore in 3rd

On the girls side, Altus's Megan Blonien shot the lone under-par round by firing a 2-under 69 at Burkburnett's River Creek Golf Course to lead the field by six strokes.

Blonien finished in a tie for 10th in the 2010 T-O and is the reigning Oklahoma Class 5A State Champion.

Carrollton Creekview's April McCoy, who's heading to TCU next season, sits in second with a 4-over 75.

Burkburnett's Brenna Moore is tied for third with Guthrie (Okla.)'s McCandren Lewis at 5-over 76. Moore finished in a tie for second with McCoy and Alex Rossi at last year's tournament. Rossi was registered this year but no-showed Monday.

The two other Texoma girls in the Open flight struggled, as Wichita Falls's Jenny Jameson and Claire Baer shot over 100.  

The girls will play their second round Tuesday afternoon at Wichita Falls Country Club.

2010 Runner-Up Nolen Only Boy Under Par

In the Boys' Open Championship flight, 2010 T-O runner-up Stratton Nolen, 16, of Austin was the only player to break par, shooting a 70 late in the afternoon at Wichita Falls Country Club.

Youth was served as fellow 16-year-old Klein Klotz of Austin held the lead after the morning's round were complete, shooting a 2-over 73 to finish third overall after Monday's play was completed.

In between the two 16-year-olds is 18-year-old Jacob Oaks of Ardmore, OK, who shot a 1-over 72 from one of the final groups to leave the first tee.

The lowest Texoma player was Iowa Park's Blake Posey, who recorded an 8-over 79 to sit in a tie for 15th place, one shot behind a nine-player logjam for 6th.

Wichita Falls High School's Vic Wattigny and Seymour's Matt Porter each shot 80, part of a 7-way tie for 21st place.

Derrick Whitecotton, originally of Electra, shot 87 in his first round.

All five Texoma boys who competed in the morning half of the open flight shot rounds in the 80s.

Olney's John Clerihew had the best morning round for a Texoman boy, with an 11-over 82.

Quanah's Garrett Betts shot 83, while Jared Baker of Holliday recorded an 84, Ryder Dillard of Munday shot an 88, and Wichita Falls High School's Colin Conway shot 89 on the par-71 course.

For full results from the T-O Junior Golf tournament, head to the tournament's web site here.

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