Oklahoma amateurs Michael Hughett of Owasso and Mike Alsup of Tulsa captured a prestigious title last week when they won the senior division of the Baltusrol Invitational at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J.
The two-day tournament consisted of 18 holes of best ball the first day and 18 holes of individual stroke play. Hughett had a “walk-off” hole-in-one on the team’s final hole in the first round and shot 72 to Alsup’s 75 in stroke play as the two won by six shots over their nearest competitors.
The stroke play portion was contested on the Lower Course which has been the site of two PGA Championships, seven U.S. Open Championships and nine other USGA championships including two U.S. Women’s Open Championships. It is recognized as one of the finest designs of architect A.W. Tillinghast. The most recent major was the 2016 PGA Championship won by Oklahoma-born Jimmy Walker.