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The Hrncair Marks Final In-State Tournament of Season

For their final tournament, the Drovers will travel to Kansas
Emily Loughridge
Jaeden Ellis uses his range finder at Winter Creek Golf Course earlier in the season.

USAO’s men’s golf team played their last tournament in Oklahoma Monday, Oct. 16 through Tuesday, Oct. 17 in Duncan. The Hrncair, hosted at the Territory Golf Course (Par 72, 6887 yards), invited 13 teams.

USAO’s A team placed 11th overall, with rounds of 303 (+15), 292 (+4), 322 (+34) for a total of 917 (+53). The A team was comprised of Conner Cryer, Jax Brewer, Jaeden Ellis, Cooper Hardison, and Tate Trotter.

Cryer ended tied at 18th place overall. His first two rounds were consistent as he shot even in both. His third round he shot 77 (+5) to end the second day. Throughout his three rounds, Cryer collected 11 birdies.

Brewer tied for 51st place with rounds of 76 (+4), 74 (+2), and 81 (+9). Trotter followed closely behind, as he tied for 62nd. He scored 76 (+4), 77 (+5), and 81 (+9).

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Ellis saw the team’s best score in his second round as he shot 69 (-3). Ellis almost had a bogey free round as he saw one bogey and four birdies. He paired round with scores of 79 (+7) and 88 (+16).

Finally, Hardison shot 81 (+9), 79 (+7), and 83 (+11) for a tied 72nd finish. Hardison had an impressive play in his second round as he marked an eagle on hole 7.

USAO brought three individuals, whose scores did not go towards the team’s score, which included Caleb Smith, Luca Gisler, and Luke O’Dell.

Gisler shot 76 (+4), 73 (+1), and 80 (+8) for a tied 42nd finish. O’Dell followed with a tied 68th finish after rounds of 80 (+8), 73 (+1), and 84 (+12). Finally, Smith shot 83 (+11), 70 (-2), and 85 (+13) for a 70th place finish.

For their final tournament of the season, the Drovers will travel to the Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton, KS for the Tabor Invite Monday, Oct. 23 through Tuesday, Oct. 24.


Emily Loughridge is a third-year communication major at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

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Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief
Emily is a third-year communication major from Union City. Emily is obtaining a minor in psychology, as well. She has been on staff for The Trend since the fall of 2021 and loves working with the writers on ideas! Emily also works in the Sports Information Department on campus as the Student Assistant, where she takes photos of the various athletic events and assists with the live broadcast. When she isn't studying or working, Emily can normally be found watching ScrubsCommunity, or Suits and enjoying ice cream on the couch with her boyfriend.   Experience with The Trend: Editor-in-Chief: Dec. 2022 - present Managing Editor: May 2022 - Dec. 2022 Contributing Writer: Aug. 2021 - April 2022
Ray Thomas-Lapham, Graphic Designer
Ray is a second-year communication major, with an emphasis in graphic design from Harrah. He obtained his Adobe certifications in visual design while enrolled in a technology center in high school.  Ray enjoys music, art, photography, and reading when he isn't busy with classes and work.   Experience with The Trend: Graphic Designer: July 2023 - present Contributing Writer: Aug. 2023 - present