A pair of former professionals who have regained their amateur status will battle it out Thursday morning for the Oklahoma Golf Association Senior State Amateur Championship at The Trails Golf Club in Norman.
Dustin Wigington, who played his high school golf in Lawton and was an All-American at Cameron University, reached the finals with a 1 up semifinal victory over Terry Collier of Bixby. He will face Peter Vitali of Oklahoma City, a former PGA club professional, who defeated 2019 champion Blake Gibson of Yukon 1 up in the other semifinal.
Wigingon earlier defeated three-time past champion Michael Hughett of Owasso 4 and 3 in the quarterfinals while Vitali downed Greg Hathaway of Tulsa 2 and 1.
Gibson had defeated Jeff Oakes 2 and 2 Thursday morning. Collier advanced with a 19-hole victory over Guy Child.
On Wednesday, Hughett edged 2020 champion Jon Valuck of Oklahoma City in 21 holes.
Wigington, who tied for the low score in stroke play qualifying, rolled through his two matches, def. three-time champion Kirk Wright of Oklahoma City 4 and 3 and then ousting Joel Driver of Oklahoma City 4 and 3.
Defending champion Christopher Laughlin of Edmond lost in the round of 16 to former Vitali 3 and 2.
Follow live scoring of quarterfinal and semifinal matches here.
Oklahoma Golf Association
24th Senior State Amateur Championship
June 13-16, 2023
Trails Golf Club
Round of 32
Christopher Laughlin, Edmond def. Mark Wallace, Edmond 4 and 3
Peter Vitali, Oklahoma City def. Roger Hobbs, Edmond 5 and 4
Greg Hathaway, Tulsa def. Christopher Lee, Edmond 23 Holes
Roger Smith, Jr, Oklahoma City def. Bob Hansen, Edmond 2 and 1
Scott Mabrey, Tulsa def. Shawn Barker, Bartlesville 5 and 4
Blake Gibson, Yukon def. Brian Szymanski, Oklahoma City 5 and 4
Andy Lucas, Tulsa def. Mike Gotcher, Broken Arrow 4 and 2
Jeff Oakes, Edmond def. Rick Bell, Norman 1 up
Dustin Wigington, Oklahoma City def. Kirk Wright, Oklahoma City 4 and 3
Joel Driver, Oklahoma City def. David Lynn, Edmond 1 up
Michael Hughett, Owasso def. Orville Stephens, Okmulgee 7 and 6
Jonathan Valuck, Oklahoma City def. John Stansbury, Edmond 1 up
Steve Hughes, Bartlesville def. Kirk Fryer, Tulsa 2 and 1
Guy Child, Stillwater def. Scott Athey, Enid 1 up
Jason Gulley, Tulsa def. Scooter Hall, Owasso 19 holes
Terry Collier, Bixby def. Kurt Cummins, Lindsay 1 up
Round of 16
Vitali def. Laughlin 3 and 2
Hathaway def. Smith 2 up
Gibson def. Mabrey 5 and 4
Oakes def. Lucas 1 up
Wigington def. Driver 5 and 4
Hughett def. Valuck 21 holes
Child def. Hughes 2 up
Collier def. Gulley 4 and 3
Vitali def. Hathaway 2 and 1
Gibson def. Oakes 3 and 2
Wigington def. Hughett 4 and 3
Collier def. Childs 19 holes
Wigington def. Collier 1 up
Vitali def. Gibson 1 up