Bishop stays cool in back-nine heat to win OGA Stroke Play Championship

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By Ken MacLeod

EDMOND – Coming off a tap-in birdie on the par-5 12th hole at Oak Tree Country Club East, Cody Burrows had cut a five-shot deficit to Jacob Bishop to just two shots in the span of four holes in the final round of the Oklahoma Golf Association Stroke Play Championship

Following a fortunate bounce off a tree into the middle of the par-4 13th, Burrows then drilled his second shot to within 12 feet and made another birdie.

Was the heat on Bishop, a junior-to-be at Wichita State and Edmond Memorial graduate? Apparently not.

Bishop responded with a birdie of his own on 13, another on the par-4 15th and two nifty up-and-downs on 14 and 16 to reach 10-under-par on the difficult Pete Dye design, registering a three-shot victory over Burrows and what he called the most significant victory of his young career.

“He played really well,” Burrows said. “When I made that putt on 13 he went ahead and made his, then those two par saves were good. I played well all three days but just didn’t make enough putts.”

Burrows, a Chickasha native who will be a sophomore this fall at Oral Roberts University, didn’t do anything to lose the tournament. Bishop won it with solid ball striking, clutch putting and a bit of good fortune on the par-4 16th.

From 182 yards, Bishop laced a 4-iron that hit near the top of a tree right off the green, preventing his shot from flying into a pond some five yards left and behind the green. His ball dribbled down just behind the green and he made a 5-foot par-saving putt to keep his advantage at three shots.

“That was lucky on my second shot to clip that tree,” Bishop said. “I caught it solid and it jumped. I was lucky to stay out of the water.”

Bishop tied for 15th in a tournament last week in Kansas and came in sharp. He had built the lead to five going into the par-4 ninth, but made a double bogey when he got too casual with a short bogey putt. The match was on from there as all other competitors fell away, and Bishop responded by playing the final nine holes in 2-under.

Bishop’s final round of 67 matched Brian Birchell of Edmond for the day’s best. Thomas Johnson of Norman shot a final-round 69 to tie Luke Phillips of Edmond for third at 3-under 207. Heath Myers of Kingfisher, Quade Cummins of Weatherford and McCain Schellhardt of Edmond tied for fifth at 2-under.

Bishop shot consistent rounds of 67-66-67. His first round got a boost when he thought he had lost his tee shot on the seventh hole, but it was found in a hole by OGA Executive Director Mark Felder about 50 yards farther up from where the search was centered with about 30 seconds left on the five-minute search time limit. He took a drop and made birdie on the hole, saving possibly the winning margin on that single hole.

Oklahoma Golf Association
Stroke Play Championship
June 27-29, 2016
Oak Tree Country Club – East
Final Results

Jacob Bishop, Edmond, Okla. – 67-66-67–200
Cody Burrows, Chickasha, Okla. – 69-66-68–203
Thomas Johnson, Norman, Okla. – 69-69-69–207
Luke Phillips, Edmond, Okla. – 67-70-70–207
Heath Myers, Kingfisher, Okla. – 73-66-69–208
Quade Cummins, Weatherford, Okla. – 71-68-69–208
McCain Schellhardt, Edmond, Okla. – 68-71-69–208
Mason Overstreet, Kingfisher, Okla. – 72-69-69–210
Tyson Reeder, Edmond, Okla. – 64-74-72–210
Blake Blaser, Edmond, Okla. – 72-70-70–212
Brian Birchell, Edmond, Okla. – 75-71-67–213
Zac Owens, Mooreland , Okla. – 74-67-72–213
Dustin Hasley, Piedmont, Okla. – 72-70-73–215
Brady Richardson, Tulsa, Okla. – 72-73-70–215
Said Powers, Edmond, Okla. – 76-68-71–215
Tate Williamson, Broken Arrow, Okla. – 72-74-69–215
Cody Troutman, Edmond, Okla. – 75-69-72–216
Dalton Daniel, Newcastle, Okla. – 72-74-70–216
Tyler Shelnutt, Broken Arrow, Okla. – 70-74-72–216
Eli Armstrong, Edmond , Okla. – 74-68-74–216
Trent Evans, Edmond, Oklahoma – 69-71-76–216
Joel Driver, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 72-72-73–217
John-Crawford Counts, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 69-73-75–217
Austin Kang, Edmond, Oklahoma – 74-71-72–217
Ryan Roberts, Edmond, Okla. – 71-73-73–217
Hagen Barmasse, Houston, Texas – 73-73-72–218
Zach Tucker, Oklahoma City , Okla. – 70-75-74–219
John Ryan Bonaobra, Broken Arrow, Okla. – 73-73-74–220
Nick Pierce, Sallisaw, Okla. – 76-70-74–220
Wesley Jackson, Fort Gibson, Okla. – 77-68-75–220
Cameron Hamilton, Broken Arrow, Okla. – 73-71-76–220
Taylor Lansford, Broken Arrow, Okla. – 75-71-78–224
Brock Polhill, Edmond , Okla. – 75-70-83–228
—–Failed to Qualify——-
Jeff Coffman, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 76-71
Sam Humphreys, Edmond, Okla. – 74-73
Preston Walker, Tulsa, Okla. – 75-72
Rhett Bechtel, Edmond, Oklahoma – 74-73
Ryan Trousdale, Norman, Okla. – 74-74
Tyler Wedding, Tulsa, Oklahoma – 74-74
Michael Robinson, Sayre, Okla. – 73-75
Conner Kauffman, Guymon, Okla. – 79-69
Max Showalter, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 75-74
Cody Shore, Poteau, Okla. – 77-72
Ryan Ward, Poteau, Okla. – 72-77
Jordan Wilson, Edmond, Okla. – 77-72
Jared Taylor, Edmond, Okla. – 76-73
Harrison Gearhart, Broken Arrow, Okla. – 71-79

Chris Laughlin, Edmond, Okla. – 78-72
Dalton Rhoden, Ft. Gibson, Okla. – 79-72
Jared Strathe, Owasso, Okla. – 78-73
Jason Ohman, Broken Arrow, Okla. – 77-74
Draegen Majors, Tulsa, Okla. – 79-72
Ewen Delample, Claremore, Okla. – 72-79
Noah Hasse, Dallas, Texas – 75-76
Matthew Armstrong, Edmond , Okla. – 76-76
Hayden Hall, Owasso, OK – Oklah – 74-78
Austen Fuller, Edmond , Okla. – 75-77
Brett Alcorn, Edmond, Oklahoma – 74-79
Dylan Igo, Mustang, Okla. – 77-76
Joe Joe Birdwell, Bixby, Okla. – 75-78
Freddie Wilson, Owasso, Okla. – 78-76
Conrad Walcher, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 76-78
Kason Cook, Hydro, Okla. – 79-75
Carson Griggs, Sand Springs, Okla. – 78-76
Nathan Chambers, Edmond, Oklahoma – 79-75
Ethan Smith, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 79-76
Jacob Stoller, Owasso, Okla. – 78-77
Keaton Divelbiss, Norman, Okla. – 78-77
Seth Overstreet, Kingfisher, Okla. – 83-72
Jeffrey Whitson, Moore, Okla. – 81-74
Clayton Sikorski, Tulsa , Oklahoma – 74-81
Gavin Mastell, Edmond , Okla. – 80-76
Blake Berry, Tahlequah, Okla. – 75-81
Cory Montgomery, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 81-76
Chris Karlovich, Broken Arrow, Okla. – 72-85
Navid Majidi, Tulsa, Okla. – 81-76
Tyler Neher, Ardmore, Okla. – 76-81
Alex Woodward, Edmond , Okla. – 74-83
Aaron Davis, Tulsa, Okla. – 83-75
Arjun Reddy, Tulsa , Okla. – 77-81
Jake Van Hooser, Tulsa, Okla. – 81-77
Josh Gentry, Shawnee, Okla. – 80-78
Tj Eckert, Bixby, Oklahoma – 84-74
Jonathan Hart, Edmond, Okla. – 85-74
Jay Milinichik, Tulsa, Okla. – 83-77
Evan Speck, Newcastle, Okla. – 85-76
Colin Broermann, Tulsa, Oklahoma – 80-81
Spencer Elias, Jenks, Oklahoma – 85-76
Brandon Stephenson, Edmond, Okla. – 79-83
Brett Tyndall, Jenks, Okla. – 79-84
Shane Black, Skiatook, Oklahoma – 86-77
Will Roberts, Ardmore , Oklahoma – 88-77
Felix Alarcon, Blanchard, Oklahoma – 87-79
Matt Geurin, Edmond, Okla. – 84-83
Richard Pindel, Moore, Okla. – 86-81
Grayson Wallace, Guymon, Okla. – 82-88
Parker Rehorn, Tulsa, Okla. – 88-84
Darin Morgan, Noble, Okla. – 102-97
Alberto Ruiz Nava, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 73-WD
Lydon Charnley, Stillwater, Oklahoma – 84-DQ
Jerrod Luttrell, Oklahoma City, Okla. – 88-WD
Jordan Domek, Edmond, Okla. – WD

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