Boyd marks return to amateur status with TGA Stroke Play victory

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By Ken MacLeod

Michael Boyd has his amateur status back. That could be a problem for all the other amateurs in town.

Boyd, the former University of Tulsa All-American, PGA Tour player and club professional, regained his amateur status in April and made his debut at the Tulsa Golf Association Stroke Play Championship this weekend. His 6-under 66 in gusty conditions Sunday propelled him to a 1-shot victory over Mike Hughett (69-69) and Brandon Strathe (71-67).

Boyd, 44, birdied holes 1, 2, 4 and 9 to shoot 32 on the front, then added two more birdies on the back with no bogeys on the card.

“I played well,” Boyd said. “I took advantage of the holes I was supposed to take advantage of and didn’t make many mistakes. It was fun. LaFortune Park is in really great shape and there were some really good players in the field. I played with Mike (Hughett) on Saturday and man is he good.”

Hughett shot 69 Saturday to Boyd’s 71, but Boyd rebounded to match Luke Phillips with the tournament’s low round on Sunday.

Boyd played the mini tours from 1999 to 2006 before gaining his PGA Tour status for the 2007 season, where he made 9 of 22 cuts. He played another season on the Nike Tour before becoming a club professional and instructor, leaving the sport in 2018 for a job in the insurance field. He is now a member of the Golf Club of Oklahoma, where he carries a plus 3.9 handicap.

Strathe, playing in the same group as Boyd, birdied the par-5 18th to close with a shot. Mike Gotcher, another former club professional who regained his amateur status, shot a final-round 67 to finish three shots back at 4-under 140. Phillips and Jack Gero tied for fith at 141.

TGA Stroke Play Championship Winners

The Senior Championship Flight title went to Jerry Nick of Okmulgee at 6-under 138, eight shots clear of Todd Raffensberger. Complete results follow:

TGA Stroke Play Championship
LaFortune Park GC
June 27, 2020


1 Michael Boyd 71-66=137;

2 Mike Hughett 69-69=138,

tie Brandon Strathe 7167=138;

4 Mike Gotcher 73-67=140;

5 Luke Phillips 75-66=141,

tie Jack Gero 72-69=141;

7 Harley Abrams 72-70=142,

tie Garrett Jelley 68-74=142,

tie Jeffrey Cox 72-70=142;

10 Patrick West 70-73=143;

11 Navid Majidizadeh 73-71=144;

Jake Brown 71-74=145,

tie Andrew Loseke 73-72=145;

T.J. Eckert 71-76=147;

Dakota Blanchard 76-75=151,

tie Samuel Bonaobra 78-73=151;

Ewen DeLample 74-79=153,

tie Travis Warner74-79=153,

Freddie Wilson 76-77=153,

Tomas Stillman 78-75=153,

Matt Davis 80-73=153;

Chris Haught 78-79=157,

tie Matt Willingham 78-79=157;

Zac Matson 80-78=158;

Andy Matson 78-82=160,

tie Jon Shackelford 78-82=160;

Trevor Brownen 82-79=161;

Richard Barnett 8082=162;

Matthew Myers 84-79=163;

Stephen Dixon 79-87=166;

Jeff Enkelmann DQ

Ray Martin NC

Brad Shirley NC

Lance Thompson WD


1 Jerry Nick 68-70=138;

2 Todd Raffensperger 73-73=146;

3 Terry Collier 74-74=148;

4 Lee Inman 74-75=149;

Danny Barnett 150,

Mike Monroe 77-73=150;

Nick Sidorakis 78-74=152;

Darrell Dyson 77-77=154;

Marc McKee 74-82=156;

Rick Wrona 78-79=157;

Dell Frazier 84-74=158;

David Girod 82-78=160


1 Larry Shackelford 71-69=140;

2 Joe Tuttle 70-78=148;

Pat Trowbridge 73-77=150;

Ken MacLeod 73-79=152;

Richard Townley 74-79=153;

Chris Benge 74-80=154


1 John Blackmon 75-72=147;

2 Richard Hunt 76-72=148;

3 Berry Britton 75-76=151;

Brett Allred 77-75=152;

Scott Crane 79-75=154

Mike Fenner 77-79=156;

Eddie Nightengale 79-78=157;

Skip Wedel 75-83=158


1 Randy Collier 80-81=161;

2 Jim Lowell 81-81=162;

Wayne York 81-82=163,

Richard Cox 83-80=163,

Fred Arenas 83-80=163;

Wayne Driggers 81-84=165;

Brian Woods 80-87=167


1 Brad Goodman 89-79=168;

2 Matt Warwick 85-84=169;

3 Matt Collier 87-83=170,

Luke Pack 87-83=170,

Mike Blackmon 89-81=170;

Jacob Blocker 86-85=171;

Daniel Petro 88-85=173;

Paul Babb 87-89=176,

Kurt Enkelmann 89-87=176;

Tom Morris 89-88=177;

Garrett Elder 88-91=179

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