Back-to-back bogey-free rounds lead to 6-stroke victory, first KGA title since 2016
The longest drought in 16 years for Heath Myers in the Kingfisher Golf Association club championship is over.
Myers reclaimed ownership of the title he’s mostly dominated since 2004 with back-to-back bogey-free rounds Saturday and Sunday at Kingfisher Golf Course.
After shooting a 6-under-par 64 for a one-stroke lead in the opening round, Myers closed out his 12th overall title with a 65 on the final day.
His two-round total of 129 was six strokes better than Jacob Mayfield.
It added to an already memorable summer of golf for Myers, who won the Oklahoma Golf Association Stroke Play Championship in June.
It was Mayfield who knocked off Myers two years ago and Brady Liles last year.
That marked the first time since Myers’ first win in 2004 that he’d gone more than one year without winning the crown.
He won eight straight from 2004 through 2011 before Keith Campbell ended his reign in 2012.
Campbell finished third this year as he followed up an opening-round 71 with a solid 67 on Sunday.
Mayfield began the tournament with a 68 and also shot 67 Sunday.
Finishing in a tie for fourth were Drew Henderson and Heath Redwine with 139s.
It was Henderson giving Myers the early push.
He was also bogey-free Saturday and shot a 65 then led the tournament when he began Sunday’s round with a pair of birdies.
Myers worked his way back into a tie with a par on the third hole, one that Henderson bogeyed.
Henderson came back to par the fourth hole, but Myers took the lead for good with his first of back-to-back birdies on the front nine.
Henderson fell back further when he carded a double-bogey on the par-3 sixth hole, one that Myers worked for a par.
After shooting a 2-under 32 on the front, Myers started the back-nine with a birdie on the par-5 10th.
He followed up five straight pars with birdies on 16 (par-3) and 17 (par-5).
Myers’ strongest run was Saturday’s back-nine in which he was 5-under, including an eagle on 17.
He also won club championships in 2013, 2014 and 2016.
Adam Perkey was sixth with a 144 (74-70) while Derek Patterson and Chad Hart tied for seventh (146) with matching rounds of 71 and 75.
Randy Brown was ninth at 149 (75-74) and Jeremie Hill 10th at 153 (78-75).
Mayfield, with a 2-handicap, and Derrick Wolf, a 14-handicap, tied for the handicap crown.
Their net scores were
131. Wolf shot 81 Saturday and 78 Sunday.
Reggie Redwine edged Gary Wilson for the senior (age 50-64) championship.
He shot rounds of 65 and 72 for a 137 total. Wilson followed up a 66 with a 74 for 140.
The super senior (65 and over) championship landed with Dave Diesselhorst.
He had rounds of 69 and 68 (137) to defeat Rick Howard by five strokes. Howard shot 70 and 78.