Hughett wins OGA Senior Stroke Play Championship for seventh time, record haul reaches 23

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By Ken MacLeod

ENID — At age 63, most golfers are consistently inconsistent. The days that it all clicks are enjoyed all the more.

Mike Hughett of Owasso has standards that most of us never achieve, but even he has had a rough time in certain events this summer. So putting it all together at a top venue like Oakwood Country Club for a four-shot victory in the OGA Senior Stroke Play Championship was particularly gratifying.

Hughett shot rounds of 69-71 on the Perry Maxwell-designed masterpiece to defeat an all-star lineup of state seniors. Defending champion Todd Raffensperger of Broken Arrow as second at 144 (75-69), followed by Rick Bell of Norman (78-67) at 145. Blake Gibson of Yukon (72-74) and Eric Gudgel of Stillwater (73-73), who won the OGA Senior State Amateur earlier this summer at Meadowbrook CC, tied for fourth at 146 with Jason Gulley of Jenks (73-73).

The victory was Hughett’s seventh in this event in 11 attempts and record 23rd OGA title overall.

“After you start getting into your 60s, you never know when your last win is going to be, so it’s nice to play well for two rounds,” Hughett said. “My summer has been more inconsistent than I would have liked. I’ve had more bad days than I like, but I’m happy I had a few good ones.”

Hughett credited instructor Pat McTigue of Meadowbrook CC with ironing our some fundamentals that had gone a bit sideways prior to the event.

“I’ve been working with Pat on a few things and I’m happy I made some improvements before this event,” he said. “Overall I didn’t play too bad.”

Oakwood was in tremendous shape, Hughett said, with lush fairways, thick rough and good greens.

“It was as good as anything I’ve played this year,” he said. “It looks like they had very little if any winter damage. The rough was very thick. It doesn’t look like they’ve had any trouble growing Bermuda out here.”

Tim Rogers of Broken Arrow won a playoff with Craig Collins of Enid to win the Super Senior division for those 60 and older. Rogers shot 76-68 while Collins came in a 73-71. Terry Collier of Bixby and three=time defending champion Jerry Nick of Okmulgee tied for third at 146 while Shawn Barker of Bartlesville and Bruce Maddux of Ponca City tied for fifth at 148.

Oklahoma Golf Association
Senior & Super Senior Stroke Play Championship
August 2-3, 2021
Oakwood Country Club
Enid
Final Results

Senior
Michael Hughett, Owasso – 69-71–140
Todd Raffensperger, Broken Arrow – 75-69–144
Rick Bell, Norman – 78-67–145
Blake Gibson, Yukon – 72-74–146
Eric Gudgel, Stillwater – 73-73–146
Jason Gulley, Jenks – 73-73–146
Kirk Wright, Oklahoma City – 76-72–148
Jeff Richter, Edmond – 75-74–149
Don Cochran, Norman – 75-75–150
Steve Steele, Edmond – 75-75–150
Mark Wallace, Edmond – 75-75–150
Scooter Hall, Sperry – 73-78–151
Jeff Case, Norman – 76-77–153
Eric Evans, Ponca City – 78-78–156
Jeff Lulashnyk, Edmond – 76-81–157
Thad Leffingwell, Stillwater – 83-77–160
Alex McAllister, Oklahoma City – 80-81–161
Orville Stephens, Okmulgee – 84-77–161
John Bryant, Oklahoma – 84-84–168
Andrew Allen, Edmond – 82-89–171
Richard Barnett, Tulsa – 88-87–175
Randy Brown, Yukon – 84-NC–NC
Don Clark, Shawnee – 73-NC–NC

Super Senior
Tim Rogers, Broken Arrow – 76-68–144 (Won Playoff)
Craig Collins, Enid – 73-71–144
Terry Collier, Bixby – 73-73–146
Jerry Nick, Okmulgee – 74-72–146
Shawn Barker, Bartlesville – 73-75–148
Bruce Maddux, Ponca City – 79-69–148
Art Bennett, Tulsa – 76-75–151
John Reese, Norman – 73-78–151
Bill Roberts, Edmond – 75-76–151
Neil Oxford, Enid – 78-74–152
Paul Thomas, Enid – 75-77–152
Jack Steinmeyer, Tulsa – 78-76–154
Randy Robinson, Oklahoma City – 82-74–156
Karl Schroeder, Edmond – 80-78–158
John Donaldson, Enid – 82-78–160
Kevin Hutchens, Jenks – 79-81–160
James Reid, Edmond – 80-80–160
John Shelton, Stillwater – 80-80–160
Mitch Bowman, Tulsa – 80-86–166
Joe Felton, Blanchard – 82-85–167
Tim Rayburn, Guthrie – 91-84–175
Bud Surber, Edmond – 89-86–175
Steve Felton , El Reno – 86-95–181

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