Former Oklahoma State golfer Rickie Fowler made a surprise appearance in Oklahoma City on Monday to give a clinic and free Cobra golf bags to the high school golf teams at Moore, Westmoore and Southmoore.
Fowler, along with Farmers Insurance, one of his sponsors on the PGA Tour, organized the event as a way to support the Moore community that is still healing from the May 20 tornado.
During disaster recovery efforts last May, Farmers executives met Moore High golfer Jake Reddington, a big fan of Fowler. That encounter inspired Monday's clinic, giving Reddington a chance to meet one of his heroes, and to help nearly 100 golfers at the three Moore high schools.
“This definitely stands out for me, being able to come back to Oklahoma, a place that's close to me,” Fowler said. “Being able to come back and being able to hang out with some high school golfers, it's pretty cool. They always have golf to go hang out, have fun with their friends, and it's something they can always use to have a good time.”
CHANDLER'S GRAY WINS OUTSTANDING WRESTLER AT CUSHING
Chandler's Heath Gray received one of two outstanding wrestler honors from the Cushing wrestling tournament last weekend.
Gray defeated Cale Wilson of Sallisaw 7-6 in the 170-pound championship match. Bartlesville's Michael Hamilton was also named outstanding wrestler after claiming first at 160 pounds with a 15-0 technical fall over Perry's David Thomas.
Chandler, which finished eighth in the team standings, also had a champion at 182 pounds with Darian Mixon defeating Sperry's John Gruenwald 3-0 in the championship finals.