Goodman wins third Red River Challenge as Oklahoma routs Texas

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Andrew Goodman won the Red River Team Challenge for an unprecedented third consecutive year, leading a stacked Oklahoma Junior Golf Tour squad to a resounding victory over their counterparts from the Texas Junior Golf Tour over two days of weekend competition at Dornick Hills Country Club in Ardmore.

Champion Andrew Goodman

Goodman, a University of Oklahoma commit from Norman, shot rounds of 66-71 to finish at 3-under on the par-70 Dornick Hills layout, one of the first courses designed by legendary architect Perry Maxwell. He finished five shots ahead of Michael Senn of Rogers, Ark., Ryder Cowan of Edmond and Ben Stoller of Owasso as Oklahoma swept the top four spots. The boys and girls teams are broken into four-person teams and Oklahoma won the team competition 18.5 to 9.5.

In the girls competition, Alexa Saldeno of Mexico shot a second-round 68 to roll to a six-shot victory over a trio of players, including Lily Whitley of Edmond (76-71), who tied for second at 147. Raychel Nelke of Pocola took fifth at 148 (75-73), while Maddi Kamas of Kingfisher (72-77) and Kate Tilma of Wichita (74-75) tied for sixth at 149 and Reagan Chaney of Ardmore was seventh at 151 (74-77).

It was a bittersweet day for Morri Rose, director of the OJGT, as he watched many of his proteges play their final event on the tour.

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“It was really impressive to watch Andrew with for the third time in a row,” Rose said. “No one has ever come close to that in the 16 years we’ve been doing this.”

With other top-10 finishes from Jake Hopper of Norman, Tres Hills of Elk City, Dylan Teeter of Bixby, Buddy Wehrli of Tulsa, Shane Herlihy of Edmond and Parker Sands of Edmond, the Oklahoma boys in particular overwhelmed their Texas counterparts. See complete results below.

The Red River Challenge concludes the OJGT season, one in which demand for play reached an all-time high with each event filling up more than a month in advance. Rose credited the OJGT families with doing all they could to look out for each other in the pandemic.

“Anyone who came down with the virus, the families would hold them out and no one played who had recently tested positive,” Rose said. “They all made sure their kids had tested negative and they were looking out for the other kids and families. Every tournament sold out at least a month in advance. Golf was booming and of course the kids all missed their high school seasons last spring, so there was a great demand for the competition.”

OJGT
OJGT/TJGT Red River Team Challenge
October 31 – November 1
Dornick Hills Country Club
Final Results

Team Results
OJGT – 18 1/2 vs TJGT – 9 1/2
OJGT wins the Team Event

Boys
Andrew Goodman, Norman, OK – 66-71–137
Ryder Cowan, Edmond, OK – 71-71–142
Michael Senn, Rogers, AR – 72-70–142
Benjamin Stoller, Owasso, OK – 71-71–142
Eddie Lee, Fort Walton Beach, FL – 72-71–143
Jake Hopper, Norman, OK – 70-74–144
Tres Hill, Elk City, OK – 74-71–145
Dylan Teeter, Bixby, OK – 74-71–145
Buddy Wehrli, Tulsa, OK – 71-74–145
Shane Herlihy, Edmond, OK – 68-78–146
Parker Sands, Edmond, OK – 73-73–146

From left, Ben Stoller of Owasso, Ryder Cowan of Edmond, Andrew Goodman of Norman, Michael Senn of Rogers, Ark., and Eddie Lee of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

Matthew Smith, Oklahoma City, OK – 74-73–147
Rhett South, Fayetteville, AR – 76-71–147
Dominic Stevens, Crescent, OK – 72-75–147
Kaden Armstrong, Broken Arrow, OK – 74-74–148
Braeden Hoyt, Houston, TX – 69-79–148
Alejandro Sanchez Quintana, Mexico City, MX – 76-72–148
Carson Cooper, Spring, TX – 76-73–149
Brannan Cox, Austin, TX – 77-72–149
William Hennessee, Tulsa, OK – 71-78–149
Preston Albee, Choctaw, OK – 78-72–150
Hugh Donegan, Austin, TX – 71-79–150
Mack Duvall, Dallas, TX – 80-70–150
Mesa Falleur, Muskogee, OK – 75-75–150
Alex Huang, Plano, TX – 76-74–150
Drew Mabrey, Tulsa, OK – 78-72–150
Jeremy Tandoy, Broken Arrow, OK – 80-70–150
Jordan Wilson, Edmond, OK – 71-79–150
Lucky Boonsrirat, New Braunfels, TX – 75-76–151
Austin Dolan, Arcadia, OK – 77-74–151
Bret Gray, Universal City, TX – 74-77–151
Bryant Polhill, Edmond, OK – 75-76–151
Bennett Baldwin, Stillwater, OK – 81-71–152
Hayes Carter, Dallas, TX – 76-77–153
Preston Cooper, Dallas, TX – 77-76–153
Brooks Morrell, Houston, TX – 76-77–153
Kyle Yuan, Joshua, TX – 76-77–153
Ryan Bell, Norman, OK – 76-78–154
Tyler Collier, Broken Arrow, OK – 78-76–154
Eyan Edsall, Montgomery, TX – 78-76–154
Evan Kelley, Norman, OK – 75-79–154
Jesse Tandoy, Broken Arrow, OK – 73-81–154
Alex Bloxham, Broken Arrow, OK – 78-77–155
Robert Boyce, Dallas, TX – 77-78–155
Sutton McMillan, Choctaw, OK – 76-79–155
Trey Archer, Cleburne, TX – 78-78–156
Jacob Wright, Abilene, TX – 80-76–156
Walker Bergen, Houston, TX – 80-77–157
Gatlin Goad, Wheeler, TX – 87-70–157
Rhett Hughes, Edmond, OK – 79-78–157
Kristoffer L. Kuvaas, Houston, TX – 80-78–158
Josh Oldroyd, Southlake, TX – 80-78–158
Tobey Wills, Richmond, TX – 80-78–158
Sam Bumgardner, Fort Worth, TX – 80-79–159
Owen Swearingen, Nevada, MO – 78-81–159
Ryan Willis, North Richland Hills, TX – 83-76–159
Carson Wright, Norman, OK – 83-76–159
Easton Reynolds, Yates center, KS – 79-81–160
John Vassallo, Dallas, TX – 80-80–160

Morri Rose and Reagan Chaney.

Grant Benjamin, Tulsa, OK – 76-85–161
Hank Germany, Ovilla, TX – 83-78–161
Neil Parasher, Albuquerque, NM – 79-82–161
Jory Blaney, Edmond, OK – 82-80–162
Mitchell Greenberg, Southlake, TX – 81-81–162
Kolby Matthews, Edmond, OK – 80-82–162
Sam Morris, Tulsa, OK – 78-84–162
Lain Tushinsky, Abilene, TX – 84-79–163
Palmer Valdez, Southlake, TX – 80-83–163
Price Hill, Boerne, TX – 84-81–165
Jack Wiebe, Willis, TX – 78-88–166
Cole Luber, Yukon, OK – 86-81–167
Benton Manly, Tulsa, OK – 84-83–167
Nick Visconsi, Dallas, TX – 84-83–167
Stephen Randecker, League City, TX – 85-83–168
Owen Page, Spring Branch, TX – 84-86–170
Preston Defriend, Lubbock, TX – 90-81–171
Tate Lewis, Paris, TX – 88-89–177
Christopher Blaine, Houston, TX – 82-WD–WD

Alexa Saldana and Lilly Whitley.

Girls
Alexa Saldana, Mexico, MX – 73-68–141
Sydney Givens, Austin, TX – 69-78–147
Lilly Whitley, Edmond, OK – 76-71–147
Avery Zweig, McKinney, TX – 78-69–147
Raychel Nelke, Pocola, OK – 75-73–148
Maddi Kamas, Kingfisher, OK – 72-77–149
Kate Tilma, Wichita, KS – 74-75–149
Reagan Chaney, Ardmore, OK – 74-77–151
Amelia Guo, Seabrook, TX – 75-77–152
Jenni Roller, Jenks, OK – 75-78–153
Kate Strickland, Lincoln, NE – 77-76–153
Bella Flores, Kingwood, TX – 76-79–155
Mason Lewis, Granbury, TX – 77-78–155
Cindey Xiao, Colleyville, TX – 78-78–156
Jamie Welsh, Coppell, TX – 74-84–158
Meghan Charles, Sand Springs, OK – 80-79–159
Rylie Cerny, Kingwood, TX – 80-81–161
Lauren Rios, Coppell, TX – 81-80–161
Paige Wood, McKinney, TX – 82-79–161
Brooklyn Benn, Edmond, OK – 81-82–163
Lindyn Ross, Ardmore, OK – 85-79–164
Anna Kate Nichols, Little Rock, AR – 87-78–165
Sarah Sherrard, Moore, OK – 85-80–165
Lily Stanton, Jenks, OK – 83-82–165
Karina Duran, Schertz, TX – 80-87–167
Jenna Triplett, Edmond, OK – 84-83–167
Olivia Coit, Edmond, OK – 82-87–169
Jordan Dusckas, Highland Village, TX – 81-88–169
Meg Tilma, Wichita, KS – 87-83–170
Karlee Holcomb, Amarillo, TX – 86-85–171
Emily Vang, Tulsa, OK – 83-89–172
Aidan McLachlan, Farmer’s Branch, TX – 85-91–176

 

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