Oklahomans in the U.S. Senior Open: Gil Morgan shoots a 1-over 72

A recap of how eight players with Oklahoma ties did in their opening rounds in the 35th U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National.
by Michael Baldwin Published: July 10, 2014

A recap of how eight players with Oklahoma ties did in their opening rounds in the 35th U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National:

Gil Morgan (72): The Wewoka native who has collected 278 career top-10 finishes posted the lowest score among the Oak Tree gang. Morgan, 67, shot a 1-over 72, highlighted by birdies on No. 2 and 16.

Bill Glasson (73): A Stillwater resident, Glasson, 54, played at ORU. Glasson recorded three birdies but also had three bogeys and a double to finish 2-over.

Bob Tway (74): The Oak Tree legend — the 1986 PGA Player of the Year — shot 3-over with birdies on Nos. 4 and 15 and bogeys on Nos. 2, 5, 9, 14 and 17.

Willie Wood (74): A longtime Oak Tree member, Wood made the turn at 4-over but rallied with birdies on No. 10 and 16 to finish at 3-over.

Scott Verplank (75): His Champions Tour debut got off to a rocky start (5-over after four holes) but Verplank made long par putts and added birdies on 14 and 18 to salvage a 4-over round.

Rocky Walcher (75): An Oklahoma City resident who was on the pro tours in his 20s and 30s, Walcher had three birdies but also had five bogeys and a double to finish 4-over.

Dave Eichelberger (77): A 10-time pro tour winner who led OSU to the 1963 national title, Eichelberger, 70, shot 6-over with one birdie and seven bogeys.

Danny Edwards (80): One of Oak Tree’s first members, the Edmond native who moved to Scottsdale, Ariz., 30 years ago, Edwards shot 80 with one birdie, eight bogeys and a double.

by Michael Baldwin
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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