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Oak Tree golfers sputter, but still have life
Edmond’s Gil Morgan, the highest rank in age of the four Oak Tree players partaking in the U.S. Senior Open at 67, is just 1-over-par going into Friday’s second round at Oak Tree National.
Bob Tway and Willie Wood ensued with 3-over-par 74s and Scott Verplank shot a 4-over-par 75 Thursday in the opening round.
“I actually played fairly decent, I guess,” Morgan said after walking off the 18th green Thursday. “I guess I had two, three kind of foul balls but ... I had three, four putts if I could just hit it a little harder I would have made them.”
Democratic candidates to appear at top of ballots
Democratic candidates will appear first on the state’s November General Election ballots following the results of a drawing Tuesday, Oklahoma Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax announced. State Law requires the election board secretary conduct a drawing every two years to determine the order of the party candidates on the ballot.
Military restores equipment program for fire departments
The Department of Defense will continue the popular program, which provides rolling stock, engines and other equipment to fire departments in 48 states.
Kids on a mission
Disciples of Christ unite to serve in Enid this week
Montgomerie no overnight success
It’s pretty much a consensus of opinion that Bernhard Langer is the favorite to capture the 35th U.S. Senior Open Championship at Oak Tree this week. But in the same breath, Colin Montgomerie of Great Britain is considered a solid contender to lift the championship trophy on Sunday.
“Who me?” asked Montgomerie. “You do know that it took me 22 years to finally win a 72-hole stroke play event in the states,” he said, referring to his four-stroke victory in the Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores. Montgomerie shot a 6-under-par 65 in the final round.
Langer ready for challenge
Bernhard Langer is ready for the challenge presented by the Oak Tree National golf course in his quest for yet another championship on U.S. soil.
The answer is Yes!
“If our futball (I know you call it soccer) team is ready to challenge for the World Cup, can I do any less? But they don’t have to play at Oak Tree,” he added.
All in the family
When golfers tee off for the 35th U.S. Senior Open Championship golf tournament at the immaculate yet challenging Oak Tree National course, brothers Jay and Jerry Haas will be just the eighth set of brothers to compete in the U.S. Senior Open, the first since Bobby and Lanny Watkins in 2009.
Older brother Jay, 60, is familiar with Oak Tree having won the 2006 Senior PGA Championship and was also in the field for the 1988 PGA Championship. For little brother Jerry, 50, the golf coach at Wake Forest University, it will be his first time as a member of the Champions Tour.
USGA lauds Oak Tree National, Edmond community
The United States Golf Association was born in New York City in December of 1894 with the purpose of executing national golf championships.
“To conduct that championship schedule, we need great clubs that are, of course, committed and dedicated to our mission and the championship test that you’re going to hear about today from Dan (Burton, USGA Championship Committe Chairman) and Jeff (Hall, USGA managing director of Rules and Competitions) and what we’re trying to achieve to identify these great players,” Tom O’Toole Jr. said Wednesday, who is the president of the USGA.
Local police officer leads troops during ceremony
It was a huge day for about 65 soldiers returning to Oklahoma after spending nearly a year on an artillery-focused mission in Afghanistan.
Tuesday morning, family members welcomed about 65 members of Battery A, 1st Battalion, 158th Field Artillery, 45th Field Artillery Brigade, Oklahoma Army National Guard, as they returned from deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
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