Dougherty on streak
Monday, June 15, 2009
Kevin Dougherty may not have the name recognition of Oklahoma State’s other recent (i.e. Fowler, Hoffmann, Tway and Uihlein), but he’s been on an impressive run in California.
Dougherty, one of two ‘09 recruits for the Cowboys (along with Indiana’s Brad Gehl), recently swept the Southern California and California high school titles.
Dougherty, from Fowler’s hometown of Murrieta, Calif., shot 66 June 3 at the SCGA Golf Course to win the California Interscholastic Federation/Southern California Golf Association Championship. He shot 70 June 10 at Poppy Hills to win the state title.
Dougherty, a senior at Vista Murrieta High School, beat Clovis West’s Michael Weaver in a playoff for both titles.
In March, Dougherty won an IJGT title at Temecula Creek Inn by six shots with rounds of 65-67.
Dougherty, No. 124 in the Golfweek/Titleist Junior Rankings, plays out of Bear Creek Country Club in Murrieta; on his IJGT profile, he lists PGA Tour player Tom Pernice Jr. as his instructor. Pernice is a Bear Creek member.