Phoenix Staff Reports
Public Links: FGHS grad out
One Oklahoman remains in the USGA Public Links tournament after Wednesday’s match play round.
Fort Gibson native Tanner Owens lost to Kevin Josephson of New Britain, Conn., 4 and 3. Both had shot 36-hole totals of 142 to qualify for match play, Owens shot 68 on Tuesday, a six-stroke improvement, to assure the Rose State grad of advancing to match play.
Oklahoma State golfer Talor Gooch of Midwest City was upset by Justin Shin of Canada in a 19-hole battle. The lone survivor was ex-Cowboy Ian Davis of Edmond, who beat Greg Condon of Orange County, Calif., 2 and 1.
Davis plays Trevor Cone of Concord, N.C., in the first of two rounds set for today.
The top qualifying medalist, Garrett Rank of Canada, was also upended, also on first extra hole.
Oktaha golfer out in WOGA quarters
Fifth-seeded Jade Staggs, a former Oklahoma Sooner, beat top-seeded Nadia Majidi on the extra hole and No. 6 Taylor Neidy beat No. 7 Maci Arrington of Hinton 4 and 3 in Wednesday's semifinals of the Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association Amateur Championship being played at The Greens Country Club in Oklahoma City.
Neidy, who plays at Central Oklahoma, will meet Staggs today for the title.
Oktaha High grad Kailey Campbell was upended by the Majidi in a 19-hole match in the quarterfinals. Campbell, an Oklahoma City University- bound ninth seed, edged No. 8 Lexi Armon 5 and 4 before losing to the Union High grad, who signed to play at Tulsa.