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High school boys golf: Edmond North's Jordan Wilson wins title, helps team finish second

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Edmond North's Jordan Wilson won the Class 6A individual championship on Tuesday at Rose Creek Golf Course. The sophomore helped the Huskies finish second in the team standings. [Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman]
Edmond North's Jordan Wilson won the Class 6A individual championship on Tuesday at Rose Creek Golf Course. The sophomore helped the Huskies finish second in the team standings. [Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman]

EDMOND — A year ago, Jordan Wilson was full of nerves as he walked the golf course.

Then a freshman at Edmond North, he put more and more pressure on himself throughout each hole. Austin Eckroat had won a title at that age. Wilson wanted to match his friend so bad he ultimately lost his lead.

That wasn’t going to happen this week.

Now a sophomore for the Huskies, Wilson looked like a veteran Tuesday afternoon as he rolled to his first Class 6A individual state championship with a four-stroke victory and pushed his team to a second-place finish at Rose Creek Golf Club.

“I grew and realized that I didn’t have to press early to win,” Wilson said. “This year, I ended up getting it done.”

He shot an even-par 70. When the Huskies needed him most he delivered a birdie on the final hole to force a runner-up playoff with Stillwater.

He then hit a great shot out of a bunker onto the green to set up an 8-foot putt for birdie to clinch second.

“He’s got ice in his veins,” Edmond North first-year coach Baron Potter said.

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Wilson’s efforts weren’t enough to lift the Huskies to a 14th title in 15 years.

Owasso’s approach on No. 18 was too much, clinching a four-stroke win for its first title since 2015 — the only year Edmond North lost dating back to 2005.

On No. 18, Owasso coach Corey Burd developed a new strategy ahead of the final round. With a pond splitting the fairways of No. 10 and No. 18, he instructed his players to use the fairway on 10 — a legal move he confirmed in the rulebook — to approach the green on 18. It shortened the length and Owasso shot 4-under par on the hole.

“We just felt like it was a better angle,” Burd said. “We took advantage of it.”

That put more pressure on Edmond North, which entered the day two strokes back. As Wilson stood on the fairway of No. 18, Potter informed him a birdie would force a tie with Stillwater. Unaware of Owasso’s scores, they hoped a playoff would be for the championship.

Wilson hit long of the green. His ball was blocked by three sprinkler holes. Wilson wanted to putt. But he went for a chip shot instead.

He had to hit it perfectly, though. He did with a little spin and it nearly found the pin.

“He thrives under that stuff,” Potter said.

Wilson made the birdie putt, clinching his individual championship and for the moment he thought keeping his team in the title hunt once again.

His freshman season became a memory. But the victory was bittersweet. As a freshman, the Huskies won the team title. Now, the opposite happened.

“It feels good to win,” Wilson said. “I wish we would have gotten it done as a team as well.”

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Friends and classmates watch golfers compete on a green on the front nine during Class 6A boys golf state tournament at Rose Creek golf course on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Putting is Jordan Wilson, Edmond North High School.  Golfers at far left are Ben Stoller, Owasso High School, and  Zane Heusel, from Edmond Memorial High School.  [Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman]

Friends and classmates watch golfers compete on a green on the front nine during Class 6A boys golf state tournament at Rose Creek golf course on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Putting is Jordan Wilson, Edmond North High School. Golfers at far left are Ben Stoller, Owasso High School, and Zane Heusel,...

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Class 6A boys golf state tournament at Rose Creek golf course on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. [Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Zane Heusel, Edmond Memorial High School, sinks this putt. . Class 6A boys golf state tournament at Rose Creek golf course on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. [Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3dd0fe309b144d25aa9dbaed592955b6.jpg" alt="Photo - Jordan Wilson, Edmond North High School. Class 6A boys golf state tournament at Rose Creek golf course on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. [Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman]" title="Jordan Wilson, Edmond North High School. Class 6A boys golf state tournament at Rose Creek golf course on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. [Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Jordan Wilson, Edmond North High School. Class 6A boys golf state tournament at Rose Creek golf course on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. 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[Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman]" title="Edmond North High School golfer Jordan Wilson retrieves his ball after sinking a putt during Class 6A boys golf state tournament at Rose Creek golf course on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. [Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Edmond North High School golfer Jordan Wilson retrieves his ball after sinking a putt during Class 6A boys golf state tournament at Rose Creek golf course on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. [Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-49ca77e246fa3c6c27bfd4473bfba4ad.jpg" alt="Photo - Edmond North's Jordan Wilson won the Class 6A individual championship on Tuesday at Rose Creek Golf Course. The sophomore helped the Huskies finish second in the team standings. [Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman] " title=" Edmond North's Jordan Wilson won the Class 6A individual championship on Tuesday at Rose Creek Golf Course. The sophomore helped the Huskies finish second in the team standings. 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