EDMOND –– Andrew Goodman of Norman and Maddi Kamas of Kingfisher captured the stroke play titles of the Oklahoma Golf Association Boys and Girls Championship Tuesday at Kickingbird Golf Course.
It wasn’t easy for either.
Goodman had to get up-and-down from a green side bunker on the 18th hole to preserve his one-shot lead over defending champion Jaxon Dowell of Edmond, Drew Mabrey of Tulsa and James Roller of Jenks. Goodman shot a second round of 4-under-par 66 to finish at 9-under 131 on the par-70 course.
Roller, playing in the group ahead, birdied the final hole to pull within a shot, while Dowell and Mabrey had sizable birdie putts on the final green to force a tie.
Kamas shot a second-round of 1-under 69 to finish at 1-under 139, three shots clear of Jenni Roller of Jenks and Emily Miller of Edmond. Kamas has now won all three events she has played in this spring, including a junior tour event in Texas and the Oklahoma Junior Golf Tour Spring Series tournament at Shawnee Country Club.
The top 16 players in both boys and girls and a boys 14-and-under age group will now advance to match play beginning Wednesday morning. The round of 16 and quarterfinals are Wednesday, with semifinals and championship matches Thursday.
Goodman, Mabrey and Dowell began the day tied at 5-under, but it was the youngest of the three in Mabrey who took command on the front nine. He birdied holes 3-5 in succession to get to 8-under and had just one putt on each of holes 2 through 10.
Mabrey missed most of the 2019 season with a stress fracture in his back and of course the spring season to COVID-19, but he wasn’t intimidated playing with two of the state’s most decorated juniors. His issue was he didn’t hit enough greens in regulation to take advantage of his hot putter, and that caught up to him on the par-3 11th when he missed left, chipped up to about eight feet and finally was unable to convert.
Goodman, after spinning his wheels for most of the front nine and dropping three shots behind, hit a wedge in to about 7 feet for an eagle on the par-5 ninth hole, then birdied holes 13, 15 and 16 to move to 10 under and two shots ahead of Mabrey and three clear of Dowell. Dowell bounced back with a birdie on 17, while Goodman three-putted and Mabrey made par to leave both just one shot behind going into the final hole.
“Andrew when he gets it going can really string the birdies together and he made his move,” Dowell said. “I really thought I hit the ball pretty well but just like in the Oak Tree Junior last week, I couldn’t get any putts to fall.”
“Drew made a bunch of putts and he was really good,” Goodman said. “I was two or three down to both of them but the eagle on nine really helped get me back in it. I hit that pitching wedge to about 10 feet and that was the first putt I made all day and that really got me going.”
Goodman made a key par save on the par-5 12th after driving right into trees, then made a good birdie putt on 13, was over the green in two and had a tap-in birdie on the par-5 15th and stuffed it into about 6 feet on the par-3 16th.
“Winning this is a good boost and momentum builder going into match play,” Goodman said. “It’s my first win of the year and feels really good to get it done even though I was a little shaky at the end.”
Dowell will join the University of Oklahoma golf team this fall while Goodman is an OU commit heading into his senior season. Roller will play for Texas Tech this fall.
Mabrey, who will be a sophomore at Holland Hall this fall, said he felt he was playing well enough to win in such heady company, but just didn’t give himself enough opportunities.
“I felt like my putting and short game were really good but my iron play was shaky,” he said.
William Sides of Tulsa shot 66-67 to finish at 7-under and in fifth, two shots ahead of Jordan Wilson of Edmond (67-68). Ben Stoller of Owasso was at 4-under after consecutive rounds of 68.
On the girls side, when defending stroke play champion Brooklyn Benn struggled early, it seemed Jenni Roller might be the one to push Kamas. But she suffered a triple bogey on 11 when her tee shot ended in an unplayable lie, and also didn’t take advantage of some short birdie opportunities on the back nine.
Kamas, who will be a senior at Kingfisher and has committed to Oklahoma City University, now holds both the OGA and WOGA junior titles and would love to add the match play portion to her burgeoning resume. She bogeyed the first hole, but then birdied three holes against just one bogey the rest of the way. She will face Jenna Triplett of Edmond at 8 a.m. Wednesday to kick off the match play championship.
Miller closed with an even-par 70 to tie Roller at 3-over, while Reagan Chaney (73-71) of Ardmore and Raychel Nelke (71-73) of Pocola tied for fourth at 144. Benn slipped to a 76 after leading with a first-round 70 and finished fifth at 146.
Oklahoma Golf Association
Junior Boys & Girls Championship Hosted by Taylor Moore
June 1-4, 2020
Kickingbird Golf Club
Round 2 Results
Boys Stroke Play
Andrew Goodman, Norman – 65-66–131
Jaxon Dowell, Edmond – 65-67–132
Drew Mabrey, Tulsa – 65-67–132
James Roller, Jenks – 66-66–132
William Sides, Tulsa – 66-67–133
Jordan Wilson, Edmond – 67-68–135
Benjamin Stoller, Owasso – 68-68–136
Charlie Jackson, Norman – 67-70–137
Matthew Smith, Oklahoma City – 70-67–137
Craig Sanders, Edmond – 70-68–138
Ryan Bell, Norman – 70-69–139
Ryder Cowan, Edmond – 67-72–139
Tres Hill, Elk City – 70-69–139
Jake Hopper, Norman – 68-72–140
Bo Robbins, Guthrie – 69-71–140
Brodey Claborn, Bethany – 71-70–141
Shane Herlihy, Edmond – 68-73–141
Eric Schuessler, Stillwater – 67-74–141
Brett Wilcoxen, Tulsa – 69-72–141
Logan Brooks, Tulsa – 69-73–142
Joseph Lewis, Oklahoma City – 74-68–142
Carson Blaser, Edmond – 70-73–143
Evan Kelley, Norman – 73-70–143
Brooksie Levonitis, Oklahoma City – 70-73–143
Luke Morgan, Guthrie – 76-67–143
Jax Brewer, Washington – 70-74–144
Bryant Polhill, Edmond – 70-75–145
Dominic Stevens, Crescent – 70-75–145
Ross Taylor, Edmond – 70-75–145
Alex Bloxham, Broken Arrow – 71-75–146
Braden Collier, Norman – 76-70–146
Will Hennessee, Tulsa – 73-73–146
Walker Fuzzell, Edmond – 71-76–147
Jamen Parsons, Jenks – 71-76–147
Buddy Wehrli, Tulsa – 71-76–147
Rhett Hughes, Edmond – 70-78–148
Jacoby Riggs, Grove – 74-74–148
Jeremy Tandoy, Broken Arrow – 73-75–148
Tate Trotter, Elk City – 74-74–148
Kaden Armstrong , Broken Arrow – 73-76–149
Trey Dallas, Edmond – 76-73–149
Jack Hope, Edmond – 72-77–149
Sutton McMillan, Choctaw – 72-77–149
Parker Sands , Edmond – 76-73–149
Matthew Barlow, Tulsa – 73-77–150
Jory Blaney, Edmond – 77-73–150
Kolby Matthews, Edmond – 74-76–150
Sam Morris, Tulsa – 74-76–150
Jace Black, Duncan – 74-77–151
Cole Luber, Yukon – 76-75–151
Trent Martindale, Edmond – 75-76–151
Hunter Baumann, Edmond – 74-78–152
Bosten Benn, Edmond – 74-78–152
Guss Fritz, Shawnee – 79-73–152
George Kaufmann, Edmond – 76-76–152
Kolby Legg, Bristow – 74-78–152
Tripp Schuessler, Stillwater – 74-78–152
Bo Burton, Edmond – 78-75–153
Tyler Collier, Broken Arrow – 74-79–153
Cody Fifer, Tulsa – 79-74–153
Max Garza, Oklahoma City – 77-76–153
Grant Gudgel, Stillwater – 74-79–153
Jesse Tandoy, Broken Arrow – 80-73–153
Grant Benjamin, Tulsa – 78-76–154
Conner Compton, Oklahoma City – 76-78–154
Daniel Littlefield, Perkins – 77-77–154
Wyatt King, Edmond – 76-79–155
Leyton Kyle, Norman – 83-72–155
Karsten Sanders, Tulsa – 83-72–155
Evan Weaver, Adair – 76-79–155
Will Casey, Edmond – 78-78–156
Bo Gentry, Shawnee – 81-75–156
Parker Payne, Norman – 79-77–156
Aden Schmidt, Elk City – 78-78–156
Hunter Stanley, Broken Arrow – 76-80–156
Reese Atkins, Edmond – 79-78–157
Ben Campbell, Norman – 79-78–157
Jack Pfister, Edmond – 77-80–157
Baylor Bostick, Duncan – 76-83–159
Jaxon Kinzer, Edmond – 85-74–159
Evan Gwin, Chandler – 82-78–160
Cj Phillips , Edmond – 81-79–160
Cash Clark, Norman – 81-80–161
Mason Hill, Tulsa – 75-87–162
Gage Tennyson, Yukon – 84-80–164
Roger Smith, Oklahoma City – 80-85–165
Scott McPhail, Edmond – 82-87–169
Cooper Hermann, Ponca City – 81-90–171
Tristan Terpstra, Ada – 85-86–171
Girls Stroke Play
Maddi Kamas , Kingfisher – 71-69–140
Emily Miller, Edmond – 73-70–143
Jenni Roller, Jenks – 71-72–143
Reagan Chaney , Ardmore – 73-71–144
Raychel Nelke, Pocola – 71-73–144
Brooklyn Benn, Edmond – 70-76–146
Gracie Doke, Tulsa – 77-78–155
Meghan Charles, Sand Springs – 74-85–159
Logan Allen, Perkins – 78-82–160
Krislyn Andrews, Muldrow – 83-78–161
Sarah Sherrard, Moore – 82-79–161
Beans Factor, Ada – 82-80–162
Jaiden Gregston, Duncan – 84-79–163
Lindyn Ross, Ardmore – 81-82–163
Aiden Coffelt, Edmond – 84-82–166
Rylee Roberts, Edmond – 83-83–166
Jenna Triplett, Edmond – 85-81–166
Rylei Gunter, Edmond – 84-84–168
Ramsey Gunter, Edmond – 80-92–172
Mimi Hoang, Oklahoma City – 89-83–172
McKenna Tatum, Edmond – 88-85–173
Carrie Hutchings, ardmore – 87-89–176
Jaci Hartman , Burneyville – 88-91–179
Corynn Speer, Norman – 90-92–182