Weekend wrap: Cummins, McGreevy, Gibson go low on KFT; Phillips shines again

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The home state crew seems to be getting geared up for the upcoming Compliance Solutions Championship on he Korn Ferry Tour.

Quade Cummins, Max McGreevy and Rhein Gibson were among those to tie for third at 18-under in the Visit Knoxville Open which concluded Sunday at Holston Hills Country Club. Cummins and McGreevy played collegiately at Oklahoma and Gibson at Oklahoma Christian and all three are members of Oak Tree National in Edmond.

Cummins blistered the course with a final-round 61.

Cummins (5) and McGreevy (20) are in good position to earn PGA Tour cards for 2025 as is former Oklahoma State Cowboy Chris Ventura (15). It was a missed opportunity week for a host of other players with state ties. Among those to miss the cut were Josh Creel, Zach Bauchou, Patrick Welch, Brendon Jelley, Bo Van Pelt, Logan McAllister and Morgan Hoffman,

McAllister, the former Sooner from Oklahoma City, did earn a spot in the upcoming U.S. Open by making it through the sectional qualifier at Dallas Athletic Club on May 20 (www.usga.org). Also advancing was Eugenio Lopez Chacarra, the former Cowboy now on LIV.

For tickets or to volunteer for the Compliance Solutions Championship June 17-23 at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Course in Norman, go here.

Also this weekend a big congrats to Tulsa teaching professional and my former long-time radio show co-host Tracy Phillips for making the cut and finishing tied for 43rd in the Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mi.  Phillips shot rounds of 73-69-73-71. He was 5-under through 11 holes in his second round but that round and his third round were derailed by untimely double bogeys. If he had his Champions Tour card and was able to play on a weekly basis, there is no doubt he would eliminate those miscues and be in contention on a regular basis, he is playing that well.

This was Phillips’ fourth appearance in the Senior PGA Championship and he has made the cut in all four. Next he’ll try to qualify for the U.S. Senior Open in a qualifier at Cedar Crest CC in Dallas.

The USGA last week conducted its Four-Ball Amateur Championship and a couple of teams with Oklahoma ties competed. The team of Harley Abrams and Austin Quinten of Tulsa did not make the cut to match play after shooting 2-under for 36 holes. Neither did the team of Preston Albee of Choctaw and his partner Teddy Dunn of Blythewood, S.C., who shot 5-under.

– Ken MacLeod


 

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