McGreevy shoots 15-under in Oklahoma Open, romps to first professional win

By Ken MacLeod

EDMOND – Max McGreevy added a 6-under 64 to his course-record tying opening round of 61 to romp to a five-shot victory in the rain-shortened Oklahoma Open Saturday on the East Course at Oak Tree Country Club.

The first-year pro from Edmond finished at 15-under and collected the winner’s purse of $10,000, which will help him as he returns to the Mackenzie Tour in Canada, where he is pursuing one of five exemptions to the 2018 Web.com Tour. He currently is 16th on the money list with three events remaining.

McGreevy reeled off six birdies against no bogeys, finishing the tournament bogey free with 15 birdies. It was a stellar display of shot-making, ball control and putting, including birdie putts of 45 feet on the par-3 sixth hole (his 15th, having started on the back nine) and 30 feet on the par-4 ninth hole to close out the tournament in style.

Cody Burrows of Chickasha and Oral Roberts University shot a 7-under 63 Saturday to finish second overall at 10-under 130 and repeat as low amateur. Playing in the same group with Oklahoma Golf Hall of Famer Gil Morgan, Burrows put on a show for the 70-year old with a bogey-free round that included seven birdies.

Morgan, playing his first competitive rounds since early spring while he has been consumed with construction on a new house, matched his age in the second round with a 70.

“I was 30 to 40 yards behind Cody on a lot of the drives, plus he hits his irons farther, so there was a four or five club difference on a lot of the approach shots,” Morgan said. “But I drove it fairly well and it felt good to play again. I didn’t make as many mistakes today as I did in the first round (a 73).

“It was amazing to play with him,” Burrows said. “He was so nice and signed some stuff for us after. He still hits the ball great and made some incredible up-and-downs for par.”

Andrew Lister of College Station, Texas, shot a second-round 64 to finish at 9-under and alone in third. Cameron Meyers of Edmond closed with a 64 to tie Ian Davis of Edmond (66-67) and Ben Hargis of Amarillo, Texas (70-63) for fourth at 7-under.

McGreevy had to make a pair of 6-foot putts for par on his first two holes of the 61, which matched the score recorded by John Bizik in the 1997 Oklahoma Open.

“That settled me down a little bit, and I just hit the ball really well from that point,” he said. “I don’t think I had to make a putt outside of 15 feet. It was just really solid. Got on a run with four birdies in a row, then five in a row later in the round.”

After getting to 9-under through 13 holes, McGreevy had thoughts of shooting in the 50s.

“Oh yeah” he said. “I hit it right at the flag on 14 (a 236-yard par-3 over water) but it just landed a little long. Then 15 through 18 is a tough stretch. But I’ll take 61 in the first round.”

It was the lowest competitive round for the former Edmond Santa Fe star who helped lead the Oklahoma Sooners to the school’s second NCAA Championship in June. McGreevy recently joined Oak Tree National and is one of the many young talented pros playing out of the historic club in pursuit of a PGA Tour card.

“To get my first win here in the United States and in my home city is pretty cool,” McGreevy said. “I had my father (Brian McGreevy, the 1998 Oklahoma State Amateur champion) on the bag and that was great. I’ve been playing pretty well up in Canada, and to have it show here and come through in the end was really satisfying.”

Oklahoma Golf Association
Oklahoma Open
Oak Tree Country Club – East
August 24-26, 2017
Final Results

Max McGreevy, Edmond, Okla. – 61-64–125
Cody Burrows (A), Chickasha, Okla. – 67-63–130
Andrew Lister, College Station, Texas – 67-64–131
Cameron Meyers, Edmond, Okla. – 69-64–133
Ian Davis, Edmond, Okla. – 66-67–133
Ben Hargis, Amarllo, Texas – 70-63–133
Charlie Holland, Dallas, Texas – 66-69–135
Jordan Russell, Bryan, Texas – 66-69–135
Jason Meece, Newcastle, Okla. – 67-68–135
Patrick Sullivan, Maumelle, Ark. – 66-69–135
Jackson Ogle, Edmond, Okla. – 68-68–136
Phillip Bryan, Mustang, Okla. – 70-66–136
Sean Romero, Texarkana, Ark. – 68-68–136
Mason Horner, Argyle, Texas – 67-69–136
J.T. Taylor, Conroe , Texas – 66-70–136
Casey Fernandez, Durant, Okla. – 69-68–137
Kevin Kring, Springfield, Mo. – 71-66–137
Britt Pavelonis, Harrisburg, Ill. – 65-72–137
Matt Mabrey, Tulsa, Okla. – 70-67–137
Eric Kline, Ponca City, Okla. – 65-73–138
Chase Lindsey, Moore, Okla. – 71-67–138
Luke Phillips (A), Edmond, Okla. – 68-70–138
Paul Henderson, Longwood, Fla. – 69-69–138
Trent Whitekiller, Sallisaw, Okla. – 68-70–138
Greg Mason, Jenks, Okla. – 67-72–139
Corey Hale, Edmond , Okla. – 69-70–139
Tyler Hargus, Maud, Okla. – 67-72–139
Dylan McClure, Trophy Club, Texas – 70-69–139
Kevin Dougherty, Murrieta, Calif. – 67-72–139
Austin Jordan, Rainbow, Texas – 71-68–139
Matt Gurska, Hermitage, Pa. – 70-69–139
Kevin Gillick, Lincoln, Neb. – 67-72–139
Kolton Crawford, Mansfield, Texas – 66-73–139
Cole Howard, Burleson, Texas – 70-70–140
Jace Long, McKinney, Texas – 71-69–140
Paul Haley, Dallas, Texas – 70-70–140
Scott Kelly, Austin, Texas – 70-71–141
James Shaw, Edmond, Okla. – 71-70–141
Oliver Penn, Tulsa, Okla. – 73-68–141
Preston Stanley, Katy, Texas – 69-72–141
Michael Balcar, Phoenix, Ariz. – 69-72–141
Zander Winston, Richardson, Texas – 73-68–141
Austin Wylie, Boerne, Texas – 72-69–141
Drew Evans, Dallas, Texas – 68-73–141
Russ Purser, Edmond, Okla. – 73-69–142
Josh Fosdick, Edmond, Okla. – 73-69–142
Dillon Rust, Edmond, Okla. – 73-69–142
Brady Richardson (A), Tulsa, Okla. – 71-71–142
Nick Pierce (A), Sallisaw, Okla. – 69-73–142
Chris Brown, Garland, Texas – 69-73–142
Brax McCarthy, Fort Worth, Texas – 74-68–142
Josh Weems, Lake Quivira, Kan. – 68-74–142
Juan Carlos Pall. Loose (A), Mexico City , MX – 73-70–143
Tayler Termeer, Lakeway, Texas – 71-72–143
Jarred Jeter, College Station, Texas – 70-73–143
Rob Hudson, Dallas, Texas – 67-76–143
Gil Morgan, Edmond, Okla. – 73-70–143
Lance Gibbons, Edmond, Okla. – 69-75–144
Scott Hamel, Ellisville, Mo. – 74-70–144
J.T. Zaiger, Fort Worth, Texas – 72-72–144
Ryan Spears, Wichita, Kan. – 71-73–144
Ben Boyle, Boiling Springs, Pa. – 67-77–144
Kyle Maguire, Edmond, Okla. – 73-71–144
Garrison Mendoza (A), Clinton, Okla. – 70-75–145
Holden Crago (A), Bixby, Okla. – 70-75–145
Grant Downey, Sand Springs , Okla. – 70-75–145
Eli Armstrong (A), Edmond , Okla. – 77-68–145
Michael Biata (A), Owasso, Okla. – 73-72–145
Logan McCracken, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 73-72–145
Jonathan Lindsey, Adkins, Texas – 75-70–145
Alex Higgs, Overland Park , Kan. – 71-74–145
Hunter Sparks, Edmond, Okla. – 74-71–145
Taylor Artman, Norman, Okla. – 74-72–146
Taylor Dio, The Woodlands, Texas – 71-75–146
Taylor Griffith, Joplin, Mo. – 77-69–146
Tyler Bayless, Choctaw, Okla. – 72-74–146
William Strong, Farmers Branch, Texas – 76-70–146
Jay Ray, Fort Worth , Texas – 71-75–146
Tyler Tull, Edmond, Okla. – 72-75–147
Dylan Igo (A), Mustang, Okla. – 75-72–147
Alberto Ruiz Nava (A), Los Cabos, MX – 74-73–147
Josh Radcliff, Coppell, Texas – 70-77–147
Mark Walker, Hurst, Texas – 72-75–147
Joey Mayo, Paducah, Ky. – 76-71–147
Ethan Smith (A), Oklahoma City, Okla. – 78-70–148
Hunter Laughlin (A), Mangum, Okla. – 76-72–148
Blake Berry (A), Tahlequah, Okla. – 76-72–148
Alex Carpenter, Dallas, Texas – 74-74–148
Jack Howes (A), McKinney, Texas – 71-77–148
Alex Gutesha, Dallas, Texas – 74-74–148
Tyler Gann, Cypress, Texas – 75-73–148
Kalena Preus, Honolulu, Hawaii – 75-73–148
Ian Ansett, Canyon, Texas – 75-73–148
Brody King (A), Tulsa, Okla. – 78-71–149
Carson Seals (A), Ardmore, Okla. – 73-76–149
Joseph Marcontell (A), Southlake, Texas – 76-73–149
Mack Hamilton, Edmond, Okla. – 75-74–149
Justin Barrick, Edmond, Okla. – 76-74–150
Josh Bernard, Bixby, Okla. – 70-80–150
Preston Bartley, Bartlesville, Okla. – 73-77–150
Dominic Lara, El Dorado, Kan. – 78-72–150
Neal Ajubita, Metairie, La. – 74-76–150
Arcadio Ramos, San Antonio, Texas – 75-75–150
Clayton Wonnell, Trophy Club, Texas – 77-73–150
Cameron Bishop, Wichita, Kan. – 77-74–151
Andrew Green, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 73-78–151
Chris Martinez, McAllen , Texas – 73-78–151
Michael Ball, Aurora, Colo. – 76-75–151
Scott Newell, Katy, Texas – 78-74–152
Riley Kovach (A), Highland Village, Texas – 76-76–152
Tyler Casey, Franklin, Kan. – 75-77–152
Jackson Phillips (A), Edmond, Okla. – 80-72–152
Dylan Jackson, Austin, Texas – 77-75–152
Rocky Walcher, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 78-75–153
Kevin Farmer (A), Lawton, Okla. – 78-75–153
Chad Bakken, Edmond, Okla. – 77-76–153
Yannic Oppenheimer (A), Wiesbaden, GR – 79-74–153
Nic Rankin (A), Norman, Okla. – 80-74–154
Josh Montgomery (A), Ancaster, ON – 78-76–154
Trey Cassity, Katy, Texas – 77-77–154
Alexander Hughes (A), Tulsa, Okla. – 77-78–155
Ryan Trousdale (A), Norman, Okla. – 80-75–155
Mark Trudeau, Edmond, Okla. – 76-79–155
Wesley Jackson (A), Fort Gibson, Okla. – 81-75–156
Jordan Wagner, Houston, Texas – 73-83–156
Dustin Hasley (A), Yukon, Okla. – 85-72–157
Nico Edel (A), Liberty Hill , Texas – 81-76–157
Mack Tucker, Rancho Cordova, Calif. – 79-78–157
Ross Smith (A), Bixby, Okla. – 81-77–158
Reese Gorman (A), Schertz, Texas – 77-81–158
Benjamin Gonzalez, Edmond, Okla. – 81-79–160
Ryan Stults (A), Luther, Okla. – 81-79–160
Cameron Button, The Hills, Texas – 82-79–161
Ben Martinez, San Antonio, Texas – 82-79–161
Ryan Prasad, The Woodlands, Texas – 80-81–161
Austin Prior, Plano, Texas – 84-79–163
Jarrett Bunch, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 84-85–169
Bryan Armstrong, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 86-101–187
Joey Bray (A), Stigler, Okla. – 101-WD–WD
Travis Watson, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 78-WD–WD
Jay Milinichik, Tulsa, Okla. – 79-WD–WD
Evan Doherty (A), Fort Worth, Texas – 75-WD–WD
Brice Long, Afton , Okla. – 80-NS–NS
Mitchell Griffin, Austin, Texas – 81-WD–WD

Gallery photos by Rip Stell.


 

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