EDMOND, Oklahoma — It wasn’t till Jordan Wilson moved to Edmond that he began taking golf significantly.
The senior star on Edmond North’s golf group grew up in Guymon, and he even spent lots of time on the hyperlinks. His father, Brett, performed golf at Oklahoma City University in faculty and was the pinnacle skilled at Sunset Hills Golf Course.
Yet his urge to play didn’t develop till the summer season of 2013, when his household moved to Oak Tree in Edmond. Because Wilson didn’t have any mates after the transfer, he began taking the household golf cart to the course day by day to present himself one thing to do.
“I just got addicted to it,” Wilson stated.
That dependancy has turned Wilson into one of many state’s greatest junior golfers.
He received the Class 6A particular person state championship in 2019 as a sophomore and proceeded to win the Oklahoma Golf Association men’s state novice event that summer season. That’s additionally when he dedicated to Oklahoma State, changing into the newest Husky golfer to proceed the pipeline to Stillwater.
Kevin Tway. Nick Heinen. Hayden Wood. Austin Eckroat.
Kevin Tway putts in to win on a third-hole sudden-death playoff in opposition to Ryan Moore on the tenth inexperienced through the closing spherical of the Safeway Open on October 7, 2018. Tway is considered one of many golfers to make the leap from Edmond North to Oklahoma State. (Marianna Massey/Getty Images)
Those are only a few of the golfers who’ve starred at Edmond North and gone on to Stillwater and competed for the Cowboy golf program. In just a few months, Wilson will be a part of the unique record.
Edmond North coach Baron Potter says it’s Wilson’s mindset and strategy that units him aside.
“He has proven over and over, when the conditions are not favorable, he’s not going to back down and actually accepts them,” Potter stated.
During Wilson’s stellar sophomore season, he shot a 2-under spherical, profitable a event at South Lakes in Jenks.
Edmond North’s Jordan Wilson is set to affix the Oklahoma State men’s golf group in the autumn. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman)
The situations? 40 levels, raining and 30-mph winds.
“He has just got that mentality,” Potter stated. “He accepts the challenge when things are not favorable.”
When Wilson received the state novice two years in the past, he topped Eckroat in match play in the finals. It was one other stepping stone for Wilson’s profession as a result of as a center schooler, he regarded as much as Eckroat, who’s now a senior at OSU, and Wilson wished to comply with in Eckroat’s footsteps.
It’s secure to say he’s solely including to the custom at Edmond North.
Wilson has received eight highschool tournaments throughout his profession, together with three in seven occasions as a senior, on prime of quite a few novice wins. As a freshman, he was part of Edmond North’s sixteenth group state championship, essentially the most in state historical past for a boys program.
With lower than a month till the state event, Wilson is wanting ahead to the stretch run.
“I’m playing well, and my game is not far from where I’m going to be peaking around state,” Wilson stated. “That’s the ultimate goal … but there’s always room to improve.”
Reporter Cameron Jourdan covers highschool sports activities for the Oklahoman, a part of the USA Today Network. He may be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @Cam_Jourdan.