Wylie freshman Maddi Olson hangs on for 4A state golf title, Blanket girls sweep 1A


ABILENE, TX - On Tuesday afternoon, the UIL Girls State Golf tournament concluded its two-day tournament with success from the Big Country.

But for Wylie freshman Maddi Olson, it was an intense wait to find out her fate.

With a score of 70 and six shot lead after day one, Olson would struggle a bit more on Tuesday to finish the day and tournament with just a one stroke lead overall, with a handful of players still left on the course.

Her second round 76, however, was good enough, holding off Brooke Irion from Bridgeport by one stroke to take home the 4A state title - again, as a freshman.

Earlier this year after a career best 66, Olson told KTXS that a goal of hers would be to win state in all four years she's a Bulldog.

Now, she's one-quarter of the way there.

Also in the 4A tournament, Snyder's Courtney Velasquez ended her remarkable high school career in 11 th place following a day-two 81 score, backing up an 80 on day one. The senior was in her third trip to state in four years.

The class 1A girl's tournament was swept by the Blanket Lady Tigers.

Since opening day, the field was chasing Marki Kinkade, who rallied from 3 rd after day one, to win the state title with a 160 combined score, with a second round 79.

Blanket as a team had a 29 stroke cushion in the win (756), with Bronte coming home in 6 th and Robert Lee in 7 th .

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