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Golf: Shooting for top – Read ties for seventh at T.O. Junior

By Richard Greene | Published Saturday, June 27, 2015
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Bridgeport’s Lexi Read battled through the wind to post four solid rounds and finish in the top 10 at Texas-Oklahoma Junior Golf Tournament in Wichita Falls.

Read, a three-time University Interscholastic League state of qualifier, posted a final round 80 Thursday to tie for seventh with Plano’s Hanna Harrison. Both girls shot a 314.

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ON LINE – Bridgeport’s Lexi Read hits an approach shot Tuesday in the second round of the Texas-Oklahoma Junior Open in Wichita Falls. Read tied for seventh in the junior tournament. Photo courtesy Torin Halsey, Wichita Falls Times Record News

“The fact I did better than last year, I was pretty happy with it,” Read said.

“It was different every day. I’d have one problem one day and not the next and there’d be an opposite problem. I finished out good.”

Lexi Read

Read opened the tournament with a 76 Monday to grab a share of the lead with Wichita Falls’ Savanah Snyder and Elizabeth Freeman of Edmond, Okla.

“I felt really good on Monday,” Read said.

She posted another 76 in the second round. In the third round, Read shot an 82 before her closing 80.

“On the back nine, I had a rough time Wednesday and Thursday,” Read said.

“I didn’t putt real good but I was hitting my driver really good.”

Read plans to play Monday in the U.S. Girls’ Junior Qualifier at Raveneaux Country Club in Spring.

In a tough boys tournament, none of the local golfers made the cut after the third round.

Decatur’s Bryce Elder posted a three-round total of 244, shooting 82, 81 and 81.

Cade Lamirand shot 246, bouncing back from an opening 88 with two rounds of 79.

Ty Reed of Runaway Bay shot 256, carding rounds of 87, 83 and 86.

Hayden Bennett had a 262, shooting 89, 83 and 90. Blake Boyd shot 297 and Clay Gillispie 302.

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