Phillips wins qualifier for U.S. Senior Open to continue major swing

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Major championship season is not over for Tracy Phillips. The Tulsa teaching pro, who recently competed in both the PGA Championship and the Senior PGA Championship, will soon be playing in his third major after winning a qualifier for the 2024 U.S. Senior Open Monday at Cedar Crest Country Club in Dallas.

Phillips, who also qualified for this event in 2022, will head to Newport Country Club in Newport, R.I. for the June 27-30 championship against the best senior golfers in the world.

Phillips shot a 3-under 67 Monday to lead the field of more than 60 golfers vying for three spots. Also qualifying was Scott Fawcett of Frisco, Texas, with a 68 and David Von Hoffmann of Spicewood, Texas with a 69.

Starting on the back nine and playing in the rain, Phillips hit his ball in the water on the first hole but managed to save bogey, then bogeyed his second hole. He fought back to even par with a 20-foot birdie putt on the ninth hole, then played the front nine in 3-under.

“I thought with the conditions that 3-under would be a good score,” he said. “My game feels good. The only thing bothering me is I’ve got plantar facsciitis and it’s been a struggle to walk these rounds.”

Phillips will continue to take treatment and hope the condition improves before he heads to Rhode Island.

Other Oklahomans in the field who did not qualify included Blake Gibson of Yukon 72, Peter Vitali of Oklahoma City 73, Michael Hughett of Owasso 76, Jim Young of Edmond 76, Robert Moore of Stillwater 77, Stephen Fox of McAlester 79, Jeff Wright of Colgate 80, Andrew Allen of Edmond 81, Ray Headley of Anadarko 82 and Alex McAllister of Oklahoma City 86.

Round 1 (Tue, June 4)

Pos.PlayerTotal
To Par
Gross
R1Details
1

Phillips, Tracy

Tulsa, Oklahoma
-3
67
2

Fawcett, Scott (a)

Frisco, Texas
-2
68
3

Von Hoffmann, David

Spicewood, Texas
-1
69
Failed to Qualify
CUT

Lardon, Brad

Santa Fe, New Mexico
-1
69
Alternate 1
CUT
-1
69
Alternate 2
CUT

Parker, Troy

Kissimmee, Florida
-1
69
CUT

Boulet, Dominique

Hong Kong, China
-1
69
CUT

Dortch, Darren (a)

Dallas, Texas
-1
69
CUT

Neeman, Paul (a)

St. Louis, Missouri
+1
71
CUT

Ezmerlian, Gary (a)

Fort Worth, Texas
+1
71
CUT

Pritchard, Bobby

Frisco, Texas
+1
71
CUT

Arts, Trevor (a)

Trophy Club, Texas
+1
71
CUT

Sikes, John

Frankston, Texas
+1
71
CUT

Gonzales, Danny

Round Rock, Texas
+2
72
CUT

Pinneo, Todd

Bentonville, Arkansas
+2
72
CUT

Buecking, Alex (a)

Dallas, Texas
+2
72
CUT

Gibson, Blake (a)

Yukon, Oklahoma
+2
72
CUT

Lane, Luke

Fort Worth, Texas
+2
72
CUT

Deane, Stuart

Australia
+2
72
CUT

Berkmeyer, Richard (a)

Town And Country, Missouri
+2
72
CUT
+3
73
CUT

Gregory, Greg

Burleson, Texas
+3
73
CUT

Chambers, Mark (a)

Rogers, Arkansas
+3
73
CUT

Elliott, Jamie

Lewisville, Texas
+3
73
CUT

Vitali, Peter (a)

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
+3
73
CUT

Mehall, Todd (a)

Fort Worth, Texas
+3
73
CUT

Barfield, Neal (a)

Dallas, Texas
+3
73
CUT

Jewell, Vince

Dallas, Texas
+4
74
CUT

Cagigal, Henry

Fort Worth, Texas
+4
74
CUT

Shumate, Bryon (a)

Fort Smith, Arkansas
+4
74
CUT

Hiller, Greg

Glen Ullin, North Dakota
+4
74
CUT

Weiss, Jay (a)

The Woodlands, Texas
+4
74
CUT

Gieselman, Walter (a)

Commerce Township, Michigan
+4
74
CUT

Schmuhl, Kevin (a)

Southlake, Texas
+4
74
CUT

Gum, Chris

Fort Worth, Texas
+5
75
CUT
+5
75
CUT

Lee, Rich (a)

Aspen, Colorado
+5
75
CUT

Ball, Brandon

Fort Worth, Texas
+5
75
CUT

Berliner, Seth (a)

Prosper, Texas
+5
75
CUT

Woodson, Rick

Sachse, Texas
+5
75
CUT

Ramos, Joe

Austin, Texas
+5
75
CUT

Ott, Brad

Frisco, Texas
+5
75
CUT

Ownby, Brian (a)

Fort Worth, Texas
+5
75
CUT

Dodson, Jeff (a)

Flower Mound, Texas
+6
76
CUT

Roseberry, Jon

Austin, Texas
+6
76
CUT

Hughett, Michael (a)

Owasso, Oklahoma
+6
76
CUT

Schaefer, John (a)

Plano, Texas
+6
76
CUT

Young, James

Edmond, Oklahoma
+6
76
CUT

Diaz, Joe

Puerto Rico
+6
76
CUT
+6
76
CUT

Roberson, Frank

Mansfield, Texas
+6
76
CUT

Froese, Jeff (a)

Dallas, Texas
+6
76
CUT

MacConnell, Matt

Dallas, Texas
+7
77
CUT

McCarty, Dale

Plano, Texas
+7
77
CUT

Moore, Robert

Stillwater, Oklahoma
+7
77
CUT

Underly, Dave

McKinney, Texas
+7
77
CUT

D’Arcy, Pete (a)

Shreveport, Louisiana
+7
77
CUT

Reynolds, David (a)

St. Augustine, Florida
+7
77
CUT

Doan, Cameron

Dallas, Texas
+7
77
CUT

Stafford, Jeff (a)

Flower Mound, Texas
+7
77
CUT

Branch, Brad (a)

Southlake, Texas
+7
77
CUT

Waldrip, Ted (a)

Grapevine, Texas
+7
77
CUT

Esteves, Jose

Ocala, Florida
+8
78
CUT

Etheridge, Alan (a)

Georgetown, Texas
+8
78
CUT
+8
78
CUT

Lee, Justin (a)

Frisco, Texas
+8
78
CUT

Griswold, Eddie

Dallas, Texas
+8
78
CUT

Harris, Keith

Whitney, Texas
+8
78
CUT

Shields, Rob

Tyler, Texas
+8
78
CUT

Robbins, Ryan (a)

Trophy Club, Texas
+8
78
CUT

Jackson, Ray (a)

Lantana, Texas
+8
78
CUT

Donahue, John (a)

Lorena, Texas
+8
78
CUT

Manning, Sam (a)

Dallas, Texas
+8
78
CUT

Fox, Stephen

McAlester, Oklahoma
+9
79
CUT

Wilson, Bill

Kaufman, Texas
+9
79
CUT

Moore, Alex (a)

Dallas, Texas
+9
79
CUT

Knodle, Bill

Lake Kiowa, Texas
+9
79
CUT

Wright, Jeff

Coalgate, Oklahoma
+10
80
CUT

Bell, Paul

Abilene, Texas
+10
80
CUT

Stephenson, Bobby (a)

Flower Mound, Texas
+10
80
CUT

Hardy, Kiley (a)

Spring Branch, Texas
+10
80
CUT

Johnson, Steven (a)

Fort Worth, Texas
+10
80
CUT

Tubbs, Greg (a)

Plano, Texas
+10
80
CUT

Felker, Michael (a)

North Richland Hills, Texas
+10
80
CUT

Turrentine, Scott

McKinney, Texas
+11
81
CUT

Lamey, John (a)

Blanco, Texas
+11
81
CUT
+11
81
CUT

Jeon, Anki (a)

Austin, Texas
+11
81
CUT

Allen, Andrew (a)

Edmond, Oklahoma
+11
81
CUT

Mondshine, Steve

Sugarland, Texas
+11
81
CUT

Deck, Tim (a)

Austin, Texas
+11
81
CUT

Sandlin, Lee (a)

Dallas, Texas
+11
81
CUT

Fisher, Dan

Fort Worth, Texas
+12
82
CUT

Jenkins, Todd (a)

Lantana, Texas
+12
82
CUT

Furtick, Dale

Burleson, Texas
+12
82
CUT

O’Quinn, Jeremy

Winnie, Texas
+12
82
CUT

Headley, Ray (a)

Anadarko, Oklahoma
+12
82
CUT

Doyle, Cody (a)

Roanoke, Texas
+13
83
CUT

Allan, Dan (a)

Celina, Texas
+13
83
CUT
+13
83
CUT

Pettis, Michael

Dallas, Texas
+13
83
CUT

Paolino, Robert

Forney, Texas
+14
84
CUT

Holmes, Gerald (a)

Austin, Texas
+14
84
CUT

Sessions, Ken

Corinth, Texas
+15
85
CUT

Brown, Steven

Cleburne, Texas
+15
85
CUT

McAllister, Alex (a)

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
+16
86
CUT

Dorman, Bruce

Gun Barrel City, Texas
+16
86
CUT

Hodge, Rocky (a)

Orlando, Florida
+17
87
CUT

Smith, Burnell (a)

Frisco, Texas
+17
87
CUT

Mullarkey, Bill

Dallas, Texas
+41
111
WD

Glanton, Ronny

Richardson, Texas
WD
WD

Venzor, Lee

San Antonio, Texas
WD
WD

Forte, Brett (a)

Fort Worth, Texas
WD
WD

Flatt, Keith

Las Vegas, Nevada
WD
WD

Lynn, David (a)

Edmond, Oklahoma
WD
WD

Deichert, Dan (a)

Dallas, Texas
WD
WD

Shreve, Jed (a)

The Woodlands, Texas
WD
WD

Gibbons, Bob

University Park, Texas
WD
WD

McKeown, Gordy (a)

Little Rock, Arkansas
WD
WD

Brame Sr., Grady (a)

Hammond, Louisiana
WD
WD

Burns, Ben

Lufkin, Texas
WD
CUT

Cook, Robbie

Mesquite, Texas
DNF
CUT

Carbone, Joe (a)

Midlothian, Texas
DNF
CUT

Slagle, Jerry (a)

Southlake, Texas
DNF
CUT

Valenzuela, Michael

The Colony, Texas
DNF
CUT

Starks, Larry (a)

Dallas, Texas
DNF
CUT

Gaston, Jerry (a)

Fort Worth, Texas
DNF
CUT

Stephen, David (a)

Tyler, Texas
DNF
CUT

Walden, Dan

Hurst, Texas
DNF
CUT

Liddle, Craig

Garland, Texas
DNF
NS

Estep, Kip (a)

Rockwall, Texas
NS
NS

Stevens, Charlie (a)

Wichita, Kansas
NS
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