Stevens stays hot with 63 to grab early lead in Oklahoma Open

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Former Oklahoma State golfer Sam Stevens continued his torrid charge through the mini-tour ranks with an opening 7-under 63 Thursday to take a one-shot lead in the Oklahoma Open at Oak Tree Country Club in Edmond.

Stevens, who now lives in Eastborough, Kan., has dominated the All Pro Tour the past two seasons and also played well in PGA Tour Latin America events. He was a member of the OSU team that won the national championship in 2018, but he, Hayden Wood and Brendon Jelley, all future professionals, were not able to crack the post-season lineup on that powerful squad that featured Viktor Hovland and Matthew Wolff.

Two players who were in the starting lineup for OSU as it thrashed Alabama 5-0 to win the NCAA Championship – Austin Eckroat and Zach Bauchou – each shot 66 in the opening round and are just three shots behind Stevens. Wood shot 69.

Wyatt Worthingon II of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, is alone in second with a 64. Recent Oklahoma grad Quade Cummins and amateur Brock Polhill of Edmond are in a group at 65 that includes Zach James of Whitesboro, Texas, Josh Radcliff of Grapevine, Texas and Christian Jalomo or Richmond, Texas.

Gil Morgan, who won this event in 1981 and 1997, likely before any of the other competitors were born in both cases, shot 2-over 72, 2 strokes under his age of 74.

The tournament continues with 18 holes Friday, after which the field will be cut to the low 40 and ties for the final round Saturday.

Oklahoma Golf Association
2021 Oklahoma Open
August 26-28, 2021
Oak Tree Country Club
Round 1 Results

Sam Stevens, Eastborough, KS – 63
Wyatt Worthington II, Reynoldsburg, OH – 64
Quade Cummins, Edmond, OK – 65
Christian Jalomo, Richmond, TX – 65
Zach James, Whitesboro, TX – 65
Brock Polhill, (a), Edmond, OK – 65
Josh Radcliff, Grapevine, TX – 65
Will Arend, The Woodlands, TX – 66
Zach Bauchou, Stillwater, OK – 66
Delbert Brooks, (a), Tulsa, OK – 66
Austin Eckroat, Edmond, OK – 66
Rob Hudson, Dallas, TX – 66
Jack Ireland The Woodlands, TX – 66
Austin Jordan, Benbrook, TX – 66
Charlie Kern, Dallas, TX – 66
Dillon Bramhall, Plano, TX – 67
Brad Dalke, Edmond, OK – 67
Landon Davis, Forney, TX – 67
John Hill, McQueeney, TX – 67
Mason Overstreet, Kingfisher, OK – 67
Christopher Reinert, Parkville, MO – 67
Jamey Taylor, Houston, TX – 67
Blake Trimble, Houston, TX – 67
Braden Bailey, Groves, TX – 68
Phillip Bryan, (a), Mustang, OK – 68
Zach Burry, Appleton, WI – 68
Brian Dwyer, Southlake, TX – 68
Zack Fischer, Benton, AR – 68
Matt Gilchrest, North Richland Hills, TX – 68
Carson Griggs, (a), Sand Springs, OK – 68
William Holcomb V, Coppell, TX – 68
Thomas Johnson, Norman, OK – 68
James Nitties, Dallas, TX – 68
Alberto Ruiz Nava, Oklahoma City, OK – 68
Preston Stanley, Katy, TX – 68
Ty Stites, (a), Sallisaw, OK – 68
Reece Blair, Ardmore, OK – 69
Jake Ezell, Dripping Springs, TX – 69
Ben Hadden, Shawnee, KS – 69
Andrew Hudson, Fort Worth, TX – 69
Gage Ihrig, Goodland, KS – 69
Caleb Kimmel, (a), Olathe, KS – 69
Hunter Laughlin, (a), Mangum, OK – 69
Griffen Locke, Joplin, MO – 69
Brax McCarthy, Benbrook, TX – 69
William McDonald, (a), Oklahoma City, OK – 69
Scott Newell, Tulsa, OK – 69
Hayden Springer, Fort Worth, TX – 69
Hayden Wood, Scottsdale, AZ – 69
Ian Ansett, Canyon, TX – 70
Andrew Beckler, Topeka, KS – 70
Jonathan Brightwell, Charlotte, NC – 70
Christopher Brown, Garland, TX – 70
Cody Burrows, Tulsa, OK – 70
Matthew Cheung, Edmond, OK – 70
Ryan Grider, Lewisville, TX – 70
Clayton Keck, Oklahoma City, OK – 70
John Kyle, Friendswood, TX – 70
Sam Lee, Stillwater, OK – 70
Aaron Murphy, Holts Summit, MO – 70
Trumann Nugent, Texarkana, TX – 70
Sean Romero, Texarkana, AR – 70
Tyler Tull, Edmond, OK – 70
Brett White, Houston, TX – 70
Jeff Wibawa, Houston, TX – 70
Cameron Bishop, Wichita, KS – 71
Riley Casey, Tuscola, TX – 71
Martin Flores, Frisco, TX – 71
Josh Fosdick, Edmond, OK – 71
Taylor Griffith, Joplin, MO – 71
Joseph Gunerman, Dallas, TX – 71
Martin Maritz, Broken Arrow, OK – 71
Oskari Nikku, (a), Helsinki, – 71
Tommy Riddle III, Tulsa, OK – 71
Chandler Rusk, Edmond, OK – 71
Alejandro Armijo, (a), Rio Rancho, NM – 72
Christopher E. Brown, Benbrook, TX – 72
Hayden Foster, Pottsboro, TX – 72
Derek Franco, Piedmont, OK – 72
Tyler Gann, Rockwall, TX – 72
Brad Golden, Moore, OK – 72
Corey Hale, Edmond, OK – 72
Navid Majidizadeh, Tulsa, OK – 72
Gil Morgan, Edmond, OK – 72
Jared Vela, Pasadena, TX – 72
Kyle Weldon, Ballwin, MO – 72
Sarosh Adi, Plano, TX – 73
Jesse Bratz, Colleyville, TX – 73
Trey Cassity, Katy, TX – 73
Matt Henson, Austin, TX – 73
Adam Miller, Asbury, IA – 73
Jesse Pennington, (a), Edmond, OK – 73
Andrew Presley, Fort Worth, TX – 73
Niels Lindegaard Sorensen, Lawton, OK – 73
Ross Taylor, (a), Edmond, OK – 73
Preston Wilkins, (a), Tulsa, OK – 73
Harley Abrams, (a), Tulsa, OK – 74
Grant Brown, Lawton, OK – 74
Chase Gardner, (a), Snohomish, WA – 74
Nick Heinen, Edmond, OK – 74
Christian Johnson, (a), Oklahoma City, OK – 74
Joseph Lewis, (a), Oklahoma City, OK – 74
Alex Motes, Sulphur Springs, TX – 74
Jared Strathe, (a), Owasso, OK – 74
Kyle Szyhowski, Saint Charles, MO – 74
Ben Albin, Dallas, TX – 75
Justin Barrick, Sayre, OK – 75
Casey Fernandez, Durant, OK – 75
Dominic Lara, El Dorado, KS – 75
Zachary Lovern-O’Riley, Dover, AR – 75
Parker Payne, (a), Norman, OK – 75
Brandon Stewart, Edmond, OK – 75
Tyler Trout, (a), Oklahoma City, OK – 75
Nicolas Wade, Stonecrest, GA – 75
Devin Whipple, (a), Brea, CA – 75
Tristan Hernandez, Magnolia, TX – 76
Christian McAllister, Oklahoma City, OK – 76
Brock Derrick, Springfield, MO – 77
Grant Murphey, (a), Oklahoma City, OK – 77
Blake Jackson, Edmond, OK – 78
Ethan Smith, Magnolia, TX – 78
Tate Smith, Punta Gorda, FL – 78
Josh Bernard, Bixby, OK – 79
Carson Parker, Oklahoma City, OK – 79
Greg Teague, Oklahoma City, OK – 79
Justin Hutchins, Yukon, OK – 81
Keith Morris, (a), Yukon, OK – 81
Karim Muhammad, Macon, GA – 81
Bryce Verplank, (a), Flower Mound, TX – 81
Danny Walker, Plano, TX – 81
Asher Clift, (a), Edmond, OK – 82
Tyler Cornwell, (a), Jenks, OK – 83
Kevin Wagner, Edmond, OK – 84


 

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