Weatherford native ranked among world’s top amateur golfers

  • Quade Cummins currently is’s No. 1 Amateur golfer in the world. Provided
  • Provided “I have always enjoyed playing golf,” said. “I began golfing at a very early age as my parents often took me to the golf course before I could even walk.”

Quade Cummins currently is Golfweek/’s No. 1 Amateur golfer in the world and his golf game shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Cummins, a Weatherford High School graduate, has been playing golf for the University of Oklahoma Men’s Golf team since the fall of 2015 and was a redshirt senior last year.

“I have always enjoyed playing golf,” Cummins told amateur golf. com “I began golfing at a very early age as my parents often took me to the golf course before I could even walk.”

When Cummins was 8, he won his first junior golf tournament at Riverside Golf Course in Clinton.

A few of the most memorable times and big victories for him were when he won the Junior PGA tournament at the age of 11. Another big win for him was when he became the Oklahoma Golf Association Junior Boys Champion at the age of 15 in 2011 and again in 2012, winning back-to-back.

He has said his favorite memory of winning tournaments was when he won the State 4A Golf Championship his sophomore and senior years of high school. On the final hole of the state tournament, he finished with an Eagle and continued his success playing at the University of Oklahoma.

He has won several Oklahoma Junior Golf Tour tournaments as well and has recorded two hole-in-ones.

Cummins took his talents to the University of Oklahoma and competed in seven events as a redshirt freshman. He shot four rounds in the 60s and had a top five finish at a tournament and was cheering on the national championship team, where Oklahoma won in 2017 by beating the University of Oregon in the final match play round.

As a redshirt sophomore, he appeared in 10 events, earning six Top-10 finishes. Cummins finished third at The NCAA Norman Regional shooting his fifth 67 on the season and recording a 54-hole score of 208 of 8 under par.

As a redshirt junior, he competed in 11 team events that season with five Top-10 finishes. He recorded three rounds in the 60s at the NCAA Pullman Regional in Washington. He also helped the Sooners win the Southern Highlands Collegiate tournament by sinking a birdie putt on hole No. 18.

As a redshirt senior, Cummins finished second at the Ka’anapali Classic after setting a 54- hole school record, 193 20 under par. He competed in a seven hole playoff at the Ka’anapali Classic. He set a career record low of 62 at the Ka’anapali Classic tournament and was named the Big 12 Golfer of the Month for November . He finished tied for 15th or better in all Fall 2019 tournaments.

His parents are Chad and Stacy Cummins and has two sisters, Kelsey Cummins, Weatherford High School Class of 2018, and Chloe Cummins, who will be a junior at WHS this year. His major is Communications and his home Course is Prairie West Golf Club in Weatherford.