James Reid of Edmond won his second OGA event of the summer and ninth overall with a two-shot victory over Jon Valuck of Edmond in the OGA Senior Stroke Play Championship Tuesday at Dornick Hills Golf & Country Club in Ardmore.
Reid shot a final-round 73 after opening with a 1-under 69 to clip Valuck, who finished at 144 after rounds of 70-74.
Albert Johnson Jr. of Lawton finished third at 146, followed by Don Clark of Shawnee and Mike Hughett of Owasso at 147. Clark is the current OGA Mid-Amateur champion while Hughett was the three-time defending champion in this event.
Valuck, who combined with Reid to win the rain-shortened OGA Senior Spring Four-Ball at Cedar Ridge, had taken a one-shot lead in this championship over his friend at the conclusion of the first nine, while the other contenders had dropped back, creating a match play situation in the final pairing.
Reid regained the lead with a birdie on the 12th hole while Valuck made bogey. Valuck then three-putted the 13th hole to give Reid a two-shot cushion, which he gave away with a double bogey at 15.
The shot of the tournament was Reid’s tee shot on the par-3 17th, a 7-iron from 156 yards to a pin cut left by a pond that stopped three feet away for a birdie, allowing him to carry a one-shot lead into the final hole. Valuck had tree trouble on that hole and dropped another shot.
Reid said Dornick Hills, the venerable Perry Maxwell layout, was in fantastic condition, particularly considering heavy rains that hit the course overnight Sunday.
"You’ve got to give a lot of credit to the maintenance staff here," Reid said. "The golf course was perfect. The greens were fast, the setup was great. Despite all the rain we didn’t have any causal water to deal with."
Reid has now won two OGA Mid-Amateur Championships along with six regular or senior four-ball events to go with his Senior Stroke Play title.
Gary Bonner of Norman shot rounds of 71-71 for a 2-over total of 142 to win the Super Senior Division by four strokes over Bob Fouke of Broken Arrow.
Oklahoma Golf Association
Senior Stroke Play Championship
July 15-16, 2013
Dornick Hills Golf & Country Club
Senior Stroke Play
James Reid, Edmond, Okla. – 69-73–142
Jon Valuck, Edmond, Okla. – 70-74–144
Albert Johnson Jr, Lawton, Okla. – 73-73–146
Don Clark, Shawnee, Okla. – 74-73–147
Michael Hughett, Owasso, Okla. – 73-74–147
Dean Riggs, Ardmore, Okla. – 73-76–149
Kirk Wright, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 77-72–149
Brad Christianson, Jenks, Okla. – 79-72–151
Kermit Frank, Edmond, Okla. – 76-77–153
Paul Dickson, Del City, Okla. – 78-75–153
Terry Collier, Tulsa, Okla. – 80-75–155
Jim Lack, Enid, Okla. – 82-75–157
Randy Crews, Tulsa, Okla. – 80-79–159
Paul Thomas, Enid, Okla. – 80-81–161
Richard Koenig, Tulsa, Okla. – 84-80–164
Robert Crull, Edmond, Okla. – 84-82–166
Mike Matthews, Altus, Okla. – 82-86–168
Scott Burry, Edmond, Oklahoma – 87-81–168
Tom Stewart, Norman, Okla. – 84-93–177
John Church, Altus, Okla. – 74-WD–WD
Super Senior Stroke Play
Gary Bonner, Norman, Okla. – 71-71–142
Bob Fouke, Broken Arrow, Okla. – 72-74–146
Jerry Greer, Tulsa, Okla. – 74-73–147
Jim Wetzel, Edmond, Okla. – 78-73–151
Duane Chenoweth, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 77-76–153
Greg Lynn, Edmond, Okla. – 79-74–153
Ronny Roberts, Arcadia, Okla. – 78-79–157
Ted Milford Jr, Edmond, Okla. – 75-83–158
Doug Randall, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 81-79–160
John Reese, Norman, Okla. – 82-79–161
Greg Stephens, Mustang, Okla. – 82-80–162
Larry Reed, Bartlesville, Okla. – 86-79–165
William Smith, Bartlesville, Okla. – 83-82–165
Bob Tate, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 85-82–167
Allen Dukes, Moore, Oklahoma – 89-87–176