Tahlequah senior Jake Johnson is hoping to use the momentum of winning the Class 5A individual title Tuesday to qualify for the U.S. Open on Wednesday.
But first he has to make a celebratory stop in Oklahoma City.
Johnson said he’s attending the Oklahoma City Thunder’s playoff game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday before heading to Wichita, Kan., for the tournament.
“It’s just always been a goal to make it to the U.S. Open and I want to go try it,” the Northeastern State signee said.
Johnson shot a 215 to win the tournament at Fort Sill Golf Course and also help the Tigers win the team title.
He said he made five putts longer than 10 feet, with his best coming uphill on No. 17 from 12 feet out.
“I about gave myself a heart attack on some of the holes,” Johnson said.
LAWTON MACARTHUR’S MEISEL NEARLY WINS IN FRONT OF HOME CROWD
Lawton MacArthur senior Trent Meisel didn’t think he’d be in the state tournament midway through the season.