Josh Creel of Edmond set a sizzling pace with a 9-under 63 in the first round of the New Hope Oklahoma Championship, an Adams Professional Tour event at The Club at Indian Springs.
The tournament will continue with 18 holes today, after which the field will be cut to low 49 and ties for rounds Friday and Saturday. The APT Tour is a home to up-and-coming professionals looking to hone their games and move on to the Web.com Tour and eventually the PGA Tour.
Spectators are welcome at the tournament.
Among other players with local ties, former University of Tulsa player Matt Mabrey opened with a 5-under 67 and is tied for ninth. Trent Whitekiller of Sallisaw and Oklahoma State shot 68 and is tied for 18th, as did former TU player Chris Worrell of Enid, who now lives in Houston.
Below the projected cut line of 3-under are Dillon Rust of Edmond (70), former Cowboys Zachary Olsen (71), Stratton Nolen (72) and Chris Tidland (72), former TU golfer Logan McCracken (73) and Cameron Meyers of Edmond (74).