Daniel Langley of Shawnee shot rounds of 71-66 at par-71 Oakwood Country Club in Enid to win the Oklahoma Golf Association Mid-Amateur Championship Tuesday by two shots over Phillip Bryan of Mustang (70-69).
Langley, who has retained his amateur status while working on his game with a goal of a professional career since finishing college in 2018, shot 5-under on his final eight holes to pull away.
Langley bogeyed the 11th hole to drop to even-par for his final round, but played the two par-5s on the back nine in 3-under, birdied the par-3 14th and capped his round with a birdie on the tight uphill 18th hole.
“It was a good field, a great course and I’m very happy to have my name on an OGA trophy,” said Langley, who began playing on the Oklahoma Junior Golf Tour at age 11. He played for Shawnee High School before enrolling in Division II Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Fla., where he played from 2014-18. Since completing his career he has pursued a career in golf, playing and practicing both in Shawnee while maintaining a base in West Palm Beach, where he is a member at Bear Lakes Country Club.
“I’m very fortunate and blessed that my parents (Dana and Mike Langley) are supporting me in pursing this dream,” Langley said. Mike caddied and Dana was watching as he captured the OGA Mid-Amateur.
Langley said the win made up for an otherwise frustrating summer in which his swing has been solid but he has left opportunities on the table at top amateur events and qualifiers. He will compete in the U.S. Mid-Amateur qualifier next week at Meadowbrook Country Club in Tulsa.
Bryan, a former Oklahoma player and assistant coach, was the runnerup in the 2009 USGA Public Links Championship at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Course in Norman.
JR Hurley of Norman took third place at 140 after consecutive rounds of 1-under 70, followed by a tie between Mike Hearne of Yukon (70-71) and Jamie Voegeli of Tulsa (73-68) at 141. Voegeli won the 2020 OGA State Amateur Championship at The Patriot.
“It was just a great field and the golf course was perfect,” said OGA Executive Director Mark Felder. “We want to congratulate Daniel, who has been playing in our events since he could swing. He played great and both his parents were here to watch him shoot that 66 and that was special. Oakwood and host pro Tim Mendenhall could not have been nicer to us and we can’t wait to come back here.”
Oklahoma Golf Association
August 2-3, 2021
Oakwood Country Club
Daniel Langley, Shawnee – 71-66–137
Phillip Bryan, Mustang – 70-69–139
JR Hurley, Norman – 70-70–140
Mike Hearne, Yukon – 70-71–141
Jamie Voegeli, Tulsa – 73-68–141
Brian Birchell, Oklahoma City – 71-72–143
Jesse Pennington, Edmond – 75-68–143
Cole Stephenson, Tulsa – 72-71–143
Patrick West, Jenks – 74-69–143
Gerod Black, Edmond – 72-72–144
Jay Smith, Edmond – 72-72–144
Christopher Laughlin, Edmond – 71-74–145
Eli Armstrong, Edmond – 80-66–146
Joel Driver, Oklahoma City – 72-74–146
Heath Myers, Kingfisher – 72-74–146
Peter Vitali, Oklahoma City – 74-72–146
Sam Bass, Yukon – 75-72–147
Kyle Hudelson, Edmond – 74-73–147
Ben Klaus, Nichols Hills – 72-75–147
Scott Athey, Enid – 77-71–148
Jonathan Hart, Edmond – 75-73–148
Caleb Price, Edmond – 77-71–148
Austin Quinten, Tulsa – 78-70–148
Brandon Weeden, Edmond – 75-73–148
Duncan Sutherland, Oklahoma City – 75-74–149
David Turner, Enid – 77-72–149
Jon Cline, Enid – 75-75–150
David Lawrence , Oklahoma City – 79-71–150
Justin Hoppock, Edmond – 77-74–151
Cooper Johnson, Oklahoma City – 75-76–151
Chase Kuwitzky, Norman – 76-75–151
Rhett Bolen, Edmond – 73-79–152
Blake Garland, Norman – 74-78–152
Brandon Gainer, Edmond – 76-77–153
Tanner Hodgkinson, El Reno – 76-78–154
Tobin Mateychick, Jet – 81-73–154
Erik Haworth, Owasso – 77-78–155
Josh Sallee, Oklahoma City – 83-73–156
Clyde Young, Mead – 79-79–158
Jimmy Ladwig, Hennesey – 80-79–159
Joey Bray, Stigler – 85-75–160
Andy Proctor, Kiefer – 83-77–160
Kolt Byerly, Yukon – 74-87–161
Jake Bullard, Norman – 83-82–165
Gary Hightower, Edmond – 87-81–168
Taylor Hoover, Edmond – 86-85–171
Rowdy Anthony, Edmond – 83-89–172
Dakota Blanchard, Catoosa – 86-88–174
Ryan Spratt, Oklahoma Coty – 108-95–203