Monday Digest: State Amateurs begin, U.S. Junior Amateur, Girls Junior PGA Championship on tap in busy week

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University of Oklahoma golfer Quade Cummins begins defense of his title in the Oklahoma Golf Association State Amateur Championship today with a first-round match against Matt Ritchie of Owasso at 8 a.m. at Southern Hills Country Club.

Brendon Jelley, the 2014 and 2015 champion, opens play against Oklahoma State teammate Tyson Reeder in one of the more intriguing first-round matches, beginning at 9:38 a.m. on the 10th tee.

The tournament has two rounds Monday through Wednesday, with the championship match slated to tee off at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Spectators are welcome. Here is a link to the complete bracket.

Brendon Jelley

While the men vie at Southern Hills, the Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association State Amateur Championship will be contested on another of Oklahoma’s iconic courses. The 2017 event is at Oak Tree National, which was formed as a men’s only club before opening its doors to women in 1994.

Three-time defending champion Yujeong Son of Norman is not in the field as she is competing this week in the Girls Junior PGA Championship (see below), opening the door to the rest of the expanded championship flight, which went from 16- to a 32-person bracket.

Yujeong Son

Many of the state’s top high school and collegiate players are in the field, including Alexis Sadeghy of Edmond and Oklahoma State, ShaeBug Scarberry of Purcell, Sydney Youngblood of Durant and OU, Faith Hopkins of Bartlesville, Kate Goodwin of Tulsa and Oklahoma Christian, Marla Souvannasing of Tulsa and Central Oklahoma and former four-time state high school champion Megan Blonien of Altus. For a complete bracket visit www.woga.us.

Play begins today and continues through Thursday, with the championship matches in all flights scheduled Thursday morning.

TGA Stroke Play Four-Ball moved back a week

With both state amateurs taking place this week, the Tulsa Golf Association has moved its Stroke Play Four-Ball Championship back a week to July 29-30 at Battle Creek Golf Course in Broken Arrow and extended its entry deadline through this week. Play will also now begin at 8:30 a.m. both days, allowing golfers to play in much cooler temperatures than the previous mid-day slots.

Grab a partner and register to compete in this fun format on one of the Tulsa area’s finest public courses by emailing TGA director George Glenn at gglenntga@gmail.com.

Robert Streb

Streb off to play in The Open Championship

Former Edmond North golfer Robert Streb earned an invite to The Open Championship with this second-place finish last week in the Greenbriar Classic. The Wichita Eagle caught up with Streb, who now lives in Shawnee, Kan. Here is the recent interview.

Ancer claims second in Web.com Tour’s Utah Championship

Former University of Oklahoma golfer Abraham Ancer tied for second this week on the Web.com Tour’s Utah Championship. Ancer shot rounds of 67-63-71-63 to finish a shot behind Brice Garnett. Edmond’s Taylor Moore also notched a top-20 finish, tying for 19th after rounds of 66-63-72-67. See complete results at www.pgatour.com.

Max McGreevy

McGreevy ties for second on MacKenzie Tour

Max McGreevy of Edmond shot a final-round 67 Sunday and finished one shot behind winner Johnny Ruiz in the Staal Foundation Open on the MacKenzie Tour in Ontario, Canada.

McGreevy, who recently helped lead the University of Oklahoma to the 2017 national championship, finished at 12-under. Former Oklahoma State golfer Jordan Niebrugge was 11 under and tied for fifth. Dillon Rust of Edmond shot 6 under and tied for 23rd.

Austin Eckroat

In four events, McGreevy has now moved up to 13th in the tour’s points list. The top five at season end earn automatic exemptions on the 2018 Web.com Tour. Niebrugge ranks 10th after three events.

Oklahomans in the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship

Two rounds of qualifying for match play began today in the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at Flint Hills National Golf Club outside Wichita. Logan McAllister of Oklahoma City, Jack Glenn of Stillwater, Austin Eckroat of Edmond and Lane Wallace of Yukon are in the field, as well as Oklahoma State golfer Matthew Wolff. Complete live scoring is available at www.usga.com.

Logan McAllister

Oklahomans in the Girls PGA Junior Championship

The Girls Junior PGA Championship begins Tuesday at The Country Club of St. Albans, Mo. Oklahomans in the field include Summer Marshall of Norman, Jenni Roller of Jenks, Yujeong Son of Norman and Taylor Towers of Owasso. The PGA Junior Championship is 72 holes of stroke play concluding Friday. For more information, go here.


 

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