Apr 30, 2023

2023 South Lakes Golf Tournament Results


With the sky’s finally clear from days of clouds and rain, 51 eager APT championship contenders watched as the airport across the street put on a day long touch and go clinic in Jenks.   

Division 1 opened the show with eight players vying for the unique APT cutting board trophy from Sterling.  Saturday’s runner up Sajan Patel took one step forward on Sunday, picking up his first win of the season and making D1, three different winners in three events.  The lone D1 senior in the field, Rick Coatney of Fort Smith Arkansas, birdied the 15th as Patel was making bogey to pull even at 2 over par.  However, the par 3 16th would prove pivotal as Coatney’s tee shot took an ugly left bounce, finding water and essentially ending any hope of picking up the win.  Patel made bogey on 16 but held on with two closing pars to old off a hard charging Andy Proctor who fired a 2 under 34 on the back nine to end up 1 shot out in second.  Shane Washburn of Oklahoma City also got hot on the back with 3 birdies to finish third. 

Division 2 once again decided that eighteen holes wasn’t enough to decide a winner as Jacob Casey and Keith Tilghman went into extra holes for the second day in a row.  This time however, young Mr. Casey showed nerves of steel by firing at the flag on the first extra hole to take away his first win of the young season.  Division 2, like D1, has also provided us with three different winners in as many contest.  Tilghman, who has been in two playoffs in a row since winning the Tulsa chapter inaugural event at Cherokee Hills was runner-up again and looks to put himself into position to win the coveted POY award given at the conclusion of the Local tour finals at Shangri La Resort in September.  Joel Lake, playing in his first APT event, finished one shot back and settled for third. 

Division 3 winner TJ Toney settled down after watching his opening tee shot bend left out of bounds and making double bogey, picking up his first win of the season in D3.  Jaeden Hume of Edmond opened up a nice lead after shooting 2 over on the front but faded on the back to let Toney steal the win.  Hume finished up in second in his first start with APT Tulsa.  Avery Barrett turned the tables by closing at 3 over on the back side and finish 3rd. 

Division 4 was a “beast” of a contest as CJ “the beast” Beaston held off new comer Colton Lunger by  two shots.  Michael King won the back nine but couldn’t overcome a shaky front nine and ended the day in third.  Beaston’s win was his first and continued the string of first time winners. 

Division 5 saw Don Naifeh use the home course advantage to help secure his second straight win and end the string of first time winners.  In doing so, Naifeh was promoted to division 4 for his next start with APT Tulsa.  Steve Lumpkin picked up the second place money. 

Senior Net had Don Naifeh pick up the Senior Net victory over Keith Tilghman and Dennis Joyce. 

APT Tulsa would like to extend a special thank you to South Lakes PGA professional Brent Wilcoxen and the entire staff at South Lakes for doing such an amazing job during our event at their facility. 


South Lakes Winners

Division 1 Champion

Sajan Patel


Division 2 Champion

Jacob Casey


Division 3 Champion

TJ Toney


Division 4 Champion

CJ Beaston


Division 5 &
Senior Net Champion

Don Naifeh