Heath Myers of Kingfisher finished tied for low amateur in the prestigious Isleworth Invitational Pro-Am Tuesday in Isleworth, Fla.
Myers played in the Pro-Am portion with Oklahoma Golf Association Executive Director Mark Felder. The two finished 10th of 60 plus teams, but Myers’ rounds of 72-74 were good for a tie for low amateur with Jimmy Jones of Mountain Lake Golf Club in Lake Wales, Fla., and third-place overall.
"We had a good time," said Myers. "The golf course is great. It’s about 7,700 yards and we were playing about 7,200. All the par-3s were over 200 yards and a lot of the par-4s were 500 yards. It’s a lot of golf course, but I played well."
That is the understatement of the year, according to Felder.
"Until you’ve played that course, you can’t imagine how hard it is," Felder said. "That is the hardest golf course I’ve played in my life. You had to hit exact distances and have the ball coming straight down or you were going off a false front or false back. The pins were tucked in as hard a positions as they could be.
"All that said, what Heath did was incredible. To watch him shoot 72-74 was like watching him shoot 64-66 anywhere else."
Myers, who is on the OGA Executive Board and is one of the state’s better amateur players, made eight birdies in the two rounds. His brother-in-law (Myers’ sister is married to Charles Howell) would have been proud.
"John Cook walked by and asked Heath how he played, then said ‘you always play well,’ " Felder said. "That’s a pretty good compliment when a pro of that stature knows who you are and knows your game."
It was Myers fifth consecutive season playing in the event.