In a rare set of circumstances, professional golfers with Austin ties are currently leading events on the PGA tour and the Champions tour. Tom Kite and Troy Matteson, who both won Texas State High School Golf Championships while playing for McCallum and Anderson High Schools, are currently atop the leaderboards on the U.S. Senior Open and the PGA John Deere Classic.
Tom Kite, after firing an all time low of 28 on the front nine, posted a 5 under par 65 to grab the first round lead in the U.S. Senior Open, being played at Indianwood Country Club on Lake Orion, Michigan. Kite's remarkable feat is the only 28 ever recorded in a USGA stroke play event and included an eagle and five birdies on the par 35 front nine. See his scorecard and follow his play at this link.
Troy Matteson posted a 61 in the first round of the John Derre Classic, firing 30-31. Matteson has won twice on the PGA tour but is coming off a year in which he finished outside the top 125 players on the PGA tour for the first time in his career. A good finish in the John Deere Classic would help his current standing. View his scorecard and track his progress in the John Deere Classic at this link
Kite and Matteson also share the honor of having won individual NCAA Championship titles. Kite, while playing for the University of Texas and Matteson while playing for Georgia Tech. Matteson was the first Georgia Tech player to win an individual NCAA title. That was in 2002.
Best of luck to both players and thanks for providing the Austin Golfing public with such great memories and excitement.