Ryan Grider places fifth for low-am honors at Oklahoma Open
Ryan Grider
Ryan Grider

EDMOND, Okla. — Ryan Grider, a class-of-2017 golfer from Lewisville, Texas, grabbed fifth place at the Oklahoma Openm finishing four back of winner Josh Creel at Oak Tree Country Club in Edmond.

Grider, who has not yet committed to play for a university, was only two back of the lead through 36 holes. Professional Chris Gilbert and amateur Ty Stites held the lead at 6-under par, but neither ended up with the title. Gilbert took second, three back of Creel, while Stites shot a final-round 76 and fell back into a tie for 12th.

Grider opened the tournament with back-to-back 68s, and was in contention for the championship on the back nine but made double bogeys on holes 11 and 17.

Another amateur finishing inside the top-10 was Edmond, Okla. native Austin Eckroat, who shot 68 on Sunday to finish in a tie for sixth place.

ABOUT THE Oklahoma Open

The Oklahoma Open Championship is open to Pros and Amateurs. Amateur participants must have an active established USGA Handicap Index of 5.0 or less. Qualifying is required for those who do not meet the exemption criteria. Format is 54 holes of stroke play with a cut to the low 40 and ties after 36 holes.

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