Weekend Roundup: Am Chris Worrell wins Okla. Open
26 Aug 2013
see also: Chris Worrell Rankings
The Oklahoma Open
began on Friday with a high school junior taking a two shot lead, but ended with another amateur taking home the title.
In a tournament packed full of aspiring professional players, two amateurs stole the show. Recent Tulsa University graduate Chris Worrell shot a final-round 67 to close out a miraculous run at Oak Tree National.
Worrell, who graduated from Tulsa in May, capitalized on a second-round 64 to put himself in position to lead with Sunday's round remaining.
Thomas Johnson was the story on Friday, though, shooting a 62 in his opening round to lead by two. Johnson will begin his junior year at Norman North High School this fall and has already committed to play collegiately for Oklahoma State University in 2015. He finished the event in 12th place after shooting 70-75 over the weekend.
Coburn knocks off defending champion to win SCGA Public Links Championship
Jeff Coburn called this weekend's win at the SCGA Public Links Championship "definitely [his] biggest SCGA victory to date." Coburn fended off defending champion Dan Sullivan with a final-round 69 to maintain his one-stroke advantage over Sullivan, who also shot 69 on Sunday.
Young wins Virginia Pub Links for tenth winner in as many years
Roanoke’s Justin Young knocked in an eight-foot birdie putt on 18 to complete a dramatic final match at the 10th Virginia Public Links Championship. He claimed victory winning one-up over Jimmy Delp.
Young is the tenth winner at the Public Links in as many years as the tournament has existed.
Horsley wins Mississippi Senior Amateur by five
Seven players led at the Mississippi Senior Amateur after day one. Only one remained on Sunday. Stewart Horsley, who was part of the group of 73's tied after Friday, finished the tournament at 215, a one-under par total that included a tournament-best 69 on Saturday.
Horsley won by five shots and was the only player under par after 54 holes.
Stevens battles conditions to win High Plains Amateur
Winds in excess of 20 miles per hour blew all weekend at the 2013 High Plains Amateur. Charlie Stevens fought through those conditions best at Southwind Country Club, shooting consecutive rounds of one-over par 72 to win the event by two shots.
First-round leader Jack Courington followed up his 70 with a 76 on Sunday to finish in a tie for second with Sam Stevens.
Antioch native De Los Reyes wins Antioch City by four
St. Mary's College junior Jonathan De Los Reyes followed up his Saturday 67 with a Sunday 64, going wire-to-wire at the Antioch City Amateur Championship.
De Los Reyes, who is a native of Antioch, tore up Lone Tree Golf Course over the weekend, fending off a hoard of talented northern California amateurs.
Mitchell Martin, who was tied with De Los Reyes after Saturday's first round, shot 68 to take solo second place.
De Los Reyes' new teammate Cody Robinson came in third place, going 69-68. Robinson transferred to St. Mary's after three years at Washington State University.