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2017 Men’s City Champion – Jonathan Alden

To view a photo album of over 500 photos from the 2017 Austin Men’s City Championship, click hereThis album includes photos of the final nine holes for the leaders group including swing sequences and photos of the presentation ceremony.

 

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Jonathan Alden Wins Men’s City In Exciting Finish

 

2017 Men’s City Champion – Jonathan Alden

Jonathan Alden survived a back nine meltdown to capture the Men’s City Championship by one shot over Brian Noonan, Seger Howell, Ben Carter, and Charles Neel White.

When the day started, Alden was at 14 under par and had a four shot lead over Seger Howell at -10 and and five over Brian Noonan at -9.  This threesome was several shots clear of the field.

After they played the front nine Alden was at 13 under, Howell was 11 under and Noonan was 9 under for the tournament.

Then began the steady and sometimes sudden demise of the final group over the back nine.

It started on 10 where Howell made double bogey and dropped to 9 under.   Over the course of the next several holes the group made a few bogeys along with several pars.

Alden’s second shot to par five 16th

They arrived at the par five 16th with Alden at 11 under, Howell at 9 under and Noonan at 7 under.

After their tee shots on the 16th, Alden played his 200 yard second shot to the green from the right rough.  The ball hit short, almost rolled onto the green and then rolled back into the water hazard.

The water hazard was marked yellow and as a result he had to drop short of the hazard even though his ball crossed the margin of the hazard up by the green.

He dropped and attempted to play his fourth shot onto the green.  It was a delicate shot of fifty yards to a front pin over water to a hard green with the wind behind him.  He tried to be too precise and dumped it into the water.

Alden plays his 6th shot to 16 green

He dropped another ball and pitched his 6th shot over the green.   He failed to get up and down, resulting in a quadruple bogey 9.  Not good.

Meanwhile, Noonan went for the green on his second shot and knocked it into the water hazard.  He proceeded to make bogey.

Howell played his second shot from the right rough, caught a flier that finished  well over the green, chipped on and made par.  Exiting the 16th green, Howell was -9, Alden -7 and Noonan -6.  A four shot swing on the leaderboard.

While all this was transpiring, up ahead of the leaders, Ben Carter had recovered from a third round 79 to shoot 68 and post six under par for the tournament, including a birdie on the final hole.  Charles Neel White was also in the clubhouse at 6 under par after posting an even par 72, including a bogey on the 18th.

Brian Noonan’s tee shot on 17

On the long par four 17th, with a strong wind quartering into the players from the left,  Alden hit the green in regulation and two putted for par.  Noonan was short of the green in two but chipped and putted well to made a par four.

Howell missed the fairway left, hit his second shot left, chipped on and two putted for bogey.   Headed to the 18th, Howell lead by one at -8 with Alden at -7 and Noonan at -6.

On the difficult par four 18th, Noonan had the honors and played driver up the right side of the fairway to about 145 yards from the green.  With the left to right wind, this was perfect position.

Alden hitting driver to the 18th fairway.

Alden chose to play aggressively since he was a shot behind and selected a driver for the tee shot.  He managed to hit the narrow, tree lined fairway finishing on the left side about 145 yards out.

Howell, with a one shot lead and obviously playing to make a par, selected  a hybrid from the tee.  He pulled it left into the water hazard about 200 yards short of the green.

Howell dropped from the hazard and faced a long shot partially blocked by trees to a green surrounded by bunkers and water hazards.  His third shot required a hook to negotiate the trees and he overdid it. His ball went into  the water hazard on the left side of the green.   Although it was in the hazard, it hung up in the grass and was playable.

Howell plays his 4th to the 18th green.

Now he faced a difficult downwind lob shot onto the green in an effort to make bogey and finish at seven under par. He played his 4th quite well but the wind pushed the ball past the hole to about 15 feet.

Alden from the greenside bunker on 18

Alden played his second shot from the left of the fairway with a strong left to right wind and put it into the bunker to the right of the green.

His third was played back against the wind and was not too difficult except for the circumstances.   He exploded out to about six feet.

Noonan, who needed to make birdie, played a poor second shot from the fairway and left it 10 feet short of the putting surface. He pitched his third to about three feet.

So, now it all hinged on Alden and Howell’s putts.  Each had a putt to finish seven under par.  Howell from about 15-18 feet, Alden from six feet.  If they both missed, it meant a five man playoff with Alden, Howell, Carter, Noonan, and White.

Howell drops his putter on 18 after missing a critical putt.

Howell putted first and putted well.  But his putt lipped out and he made double bogey to finish at six under.  He was understandably disappointed and frustrated with his bogey, double bogey finish.

So,  after four days of play and posting  rounds of 68-64-69, suffering setbacks on the back nine including a quadruple bogey, Alden, who had seemingly given away his chance to win the tournament, had a six foot putt to capture the championship.

Alden makes his par putt on 18 to win the championship

He lined it up and knocked it in.

While friends and supporters congratulated him alongside the 18th, he was heard to comment.  “I’m not sure but I think I won.”

With all the changes in the leaderboard over the closing holes, it’s understandable that he had difficulty keeping up with the scoring.  The action was hard on the players but exciting for the spectators.

To see the complete leaderboard including statistics for the round, click here.

 

 

Chris Hartenstein

In a close race with Greg Smith, Chris Hartenstein won the low senior honors.  Hartenstein was under par for most to  tournament and started the day at three under par.  But like so many he fell prey to the high winds on Sunday and finished at four over par for the tournament.  That is still good playing.

Although disappointed at having lost by a shot and contemplating what could have been, Ben Carter, Brian Noonan and Charles Neel White were gracious enough to pose for this photo and managed to muster up a smile.  They played well over four days.

Ben Carter, Brian Noonan, Charles Neel White

The average score for the field on Sunday was 77.11.  The same field averaged 74 on Saturday.  The difference was that the wind blew hard on Sunday and the golf course was set up to play more difficult in the final round.  Steve Hammond, who set up the course had said “We  will give the players a couple of shots on Saturday an take them back on Sunday”.  His predictions proved to be accurate.

Congratulations to the City of Austin Golf staff for conducting a well run tournament.  The pace of play was excellent for the most part, the courses were in good condition and the pin and tee locations were well thought out.  The staff at all the courses were courteous and helpful.  Thanks to you from all the players.

Pos Player Today Thru Total R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 Jonathan Alden +7 F -7 68 64 69 79 280
T2 Ben Carter -4 F -6 66 68 79 68 281
T2 Charles Neel White E F -6 73 73 63 72 281
T2 Seger Howell +4 F -6 68 70 67 76 281
T2 Brian Noonan +3 F -6 67 67 72 75 281
6 Barrett Sandefur -2 F -5 65 73 74 70 282
T7 Joe Ramos -1 F -4 72 68 72 71 283
T7 Nathan Shilling -1 F -4 70 70 72 71 283
T7 Jake Hendrix +3 F -4 71 67 70 75 283
T10 Jay Reynolds -1 F -1 71 72 72 71 286
T10 Matt Wernecke +1 F -1 71 72 70 73 286
T12 Jeremy Williams E F E 70 71 74 72 287
T12 Cyrus Turner E F E 72 72 71 72 287
T14 Hudson Ross +3 F +1 69 72 72 75 288
T14 Lucas Mylet +4 F +1 73 69 70 76 288
16 Robert Evans +7 F +2 71 71 68 79 289
T17 Daniel Martinez +1 F +3 69 75 73 73 290
T17 Devon McCarley +1 F +3 70 73 74 73 290
T17 Nick Ratliff E F +3 72 74 72 72 290
T17 Shane Morris +2 F +3 73 71 72 74 290
T17 Nickolai Esau +6 F +3 72 70 70 78 290
T22 Ryan McGinley +1 F +4 77 66 75 73 291
T22 Josh Luongo +5 F +4 72 68 74 77 291
T22 Layne Park +4 F +4 71 74 70 76 291
T22 Tucker Tovar +6 F +4 70 70 73 78 291
T22 Chris Hartenstein +7 F +4 68 70 74 79 291
T27 Steve Paterson E F +5 72 70 78 72 292
T27 Greg Smith +6 F +5 69 73 72 78 292
T27 Gerry Diaz Sr +8 F +5 67 74 71 80 292
30 Zachary Slayton +2 F +6 72 75 72 74 293
31 Forest Miller +2 F +7 72 72 76 74 294
T32 Gavin Moreland +8 F +9 70 72 74 80 296
T32 Paul Romero +7 F +9 73 75 69 79 296
T34 Thomas Holtzman +7 F +10 72 73 73 79 297
T34 Dillon Hamm +8 F +10 70 76 71 80 297
T36 Mike Allen +5 F +11 74 76 71 77 298
T36 Trevor Thurow +7 F +11 78 68 73 79 298
38 Cody Price +2 F +12 78 73 74 74 299
T39 David Ey +4 F +13 76 71 77 76 300
T39 Mitchel Fagan +6 F +13 73 71 78 78 300
T41 Peach Reynolds +3 F +14 77 76 73 75 301
T41 Rob Ormand +5 F +14 74 73 77 77 301
T41 Teddy Wheeler +7 F +14 76 77 69 79 301
T41 Chris Shive +8 F +14 71 78 72 80 301
T45 Colin Massey +3 F +15 73 73 81 75 302
T45 Matt Riley +4 F +15 74 75 77 76 302
T45 Kellen Gray +4 F +15 77 77 72 76 302
T45 Nathan Schwarz +6 F +15 70 78 76 78 302
T45 Gene Black +6 F +15 73 78 73 78 302
T45 Gavin Trevino +6 F +15 70 77 77 78 302
T45 John Perez +7 F +15 74 70 79 79 302
T45 Nick Erickson +9 F +15 75 73 73 81 302
53 Dalton Doerr +7 F +17 77 75 73 79 304
T54 Scott King +6 F +18 75 78 74 78 305
T54 Michael Ramirez +9 F +18 74 77 73 81 305
T54 Patrick Shanahan +10 F +18 74 72 77 82 305
T57 Brian Bettis +7 F +19 78 72 77 79 306
T57 Robert Specjal +11 F +19 70 74 79 83 306
T59 Nathan Neal +5 F +20 80 72 78 77 307
T59 Nicholas Hoisington +6 F +20 72 76 81 78 307
T59 Bryan Boyd +8 F +20 76 74 77 80 307
T59 Austin Chung +8 F +20 79 71 77 80 307
T59 Randy Reynolds +10 F +20 71 76 78 82 307
64 Tommy Norris +6 F +21 75 75 80 78 308
T65 Steven Eckelman +6 F +22 75 78 78 78 309
T65 Laffit Arenas +10 F +22 78 74 75 82 309
67 Rodney Thompson +6 F +23 77 73 82 78 310
68 Gabriel Vallejo +13 F +25 72 77 78 85 312
69 Benjamin Kornfuehrer +14 F +29 77 76 77 86 316
70 John Breen +21 F +32 80 73 73 93 319
Missed Cut
MC Kevin Marshburn +12 76 79 155
MC Marc Carrizales +12 78 77 155
MC Charles Young +12 76 79 155
MC Chandler Otto +12 80 75 155
MC Harrison Giles +13 79 77 156
MC Matthew Jungman +13 77 79 156
MC James Grubbs +13 78 78 156
MC Ravi Coutinho +13 74 82 156
MC Brent Post +14 76 81 157
MC Rithy Khem +14 80 77 157
MC Sean Durkin +14 78 79 157
MC William Dietlein +14 82 75 157
MC John Newberry Jr +15 77 81 158
MC David Bales +15 75 83 158
MC David Collura +15 78 80 158
MC Trevor Spring +15 78 80 158
MC Stew Ford +15 78 80 158
MC James Schonian +16 72 87 159
MC Justin Long +16 79 80 159
MC Aaron Marshall +16 81 78 159
MC Chris Lyles +16 79 80 159
MC Elliott Reese +16 78 81 159
MC Major Gammill +17 78 82 160
MC Lee Vaughn +17 78 82 160
MC Jerry Thorn +17 74 86 160
MC Michael Millikin +17 78 82 160
MC Justin Gilg +18 78 83 161
MC Justin Ruiz +18 82 79 161
MC Terry Hutchens +18 77 84 161
MC Lee Krassner +18 79 82 161
MC Bryan Neuhaus +19 85 77 162
MC Hunter Skelton +19 85 77 162
MC Chad Henderson +20 80 83 163
MC Myron Jordahl +22 84 81 165
MC Cubby Gillingwater +23 82 84 166
MC Christopher Pearson +23 87 79 166
MC Tim Nugent +25 83 85 168
MC Paul Joran +26 89 80 169
MC Bob Ballou +26 85 84 169
MC Jerry Holmes +27 88 82 170
MC Kenny Ames +28 87 84 171
MC Jay Vinson +30 86 87 173
MC Dennis Sokol +33 89 87 176
MC Anthony Noble +36 84 95 179
MC Christian Eidenschink +39 97 85 182
MC Jeremy Benavides +65 111 97 208
WD Bill Sill +13
WD Lucas Garza +18
DQ Steve Wille +15
DQ Rick Nedry +25
DQ Brandon Tibbetts
NC Jason Stoddard +14
NC Clint Howell +21
NS Tyler Ware +5
NS Bradley Patterson +7
NS Monte Glosson +12
NS Nick Wilson +14
NS Rob Heiser +15
NS Daniel Alba

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Alden’s 68-64-69 Leads Austin Men’s City Championship By Four Shots

Jonathan Alden

Jonathan Alden shot a three under par 69 in the third round of 2017 Austin Men’s City Championship to increase his lead to four shots headed into the final round.  He is 14 under par for three rounds.

Alden began the day at 11 under par, with a  two shot lead over Brian Noonan and Ben Carter.  In the third round Noonan posted even par 71 while Carter posted 79.

Seger Howell

At the end of the third round, Alden has a four shot lead over Segar Howell.  Howell shot  67 Saturday to match a Friday 67 at Morris Williams, and he is 10 under par for the championship.

Howell’s  round on Saturday included a 32 on the front nine and all pars on the back nine except for an eagle at the par five 16th and a bogey on 18.  Howell plays for Concordia and was recently named to the the Ping All-American Team with an Honorable Mention.

Brian Noonan

Noonan, who was two back starting the day,  faded with at 37 on the front nine, then rallied to post one under 35 on the back nine and even par for the day and in contention headed into the final round.  The last time Noonan won this title, he came from five shots behind to overtake Alex Ellis and claim his third Men’s City Championship.  He is five back so, don’t count him out.

Jake Hendrix, who shot 67 at Morris Williams on Friday followed up with a steady two under par 70.  Unfortunately, that puts him seven shots behind Alden headed into the final round at Jimmy Clay.  It will take something special and a faltering leader for Hendrix to win.

Charles Neel White

The round of the day and of the tournament belongs to Charles Neel White, who shot 31-32=63.  He recorded birdies on holes 4,5,6,7,8, then parred 9 before making birdies on 10-11-12.  Paired with rounds of 73 at Muny and 73 at Morris Williams, White is at six under par for the championship, eight back of Alden.

So, the championship is Alden’s for the taking.  If he continues to play well, he will be difficult to catch.  If he stumbles, there are capable players who can mount a challenge to Alden’s four shot lead.  If that happens, it becomes a matter of who can perform under pressure.

A young fox at Jimmy Clay, 2017 Men’s City Championship

One of the more unusual spectators of the golfing action on Saturday was the fox that came out the creek on hole number three and them ambled past number 8 and over to number 12 while looking for a snack in the weeds.

 

Sunday, the leaders will tee it up at 11:15 to decide the championship.  Players will be seeking fame and glory and to gain valuable Rudy Cup points in the effort to make the Rudy’s Cup Team.  Not a bad way to spend a Sunday.  It beats watching television.

Here are the full field results through three rounds.  Click on any player to see their scorecard.

Pos Player Today Thru Total R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 Jonathan Alden -3 F -14 68 64 69 201
2 Seger Howell -5 F -10 68 70 67 205
3 Brian Noonan E F -9 67 67 72 206
4 Jake Hendrix -2 F -7 71 67 70 208
5 Charles Neel White -9 F -6 73 73 63 209
6 Robert Evans -4 F -5 71 71 68 210
T7 Lucas Mylet -2 F -3 73 69 70 212
T7 Gerry Diaz Sr -1 F -3 67 74 71 212
T7 Nickolai Esau -2 F -3 72 70 70 212
T7 Joe Ramos E F -3 72 68 72 212
T7 Nathan Shilling E F -3 70 70 72 212
T7 Barrett Sandefur +2 F -3 65 73 74 212
T7 Chris Hartenstein +2 F -3 68 70 74 212
T14 Matt Wernecke -2 F -2 71 72 70 213
T14 Hudson Ross E F -2 69 72 72 213
T14 Tucker Tovar +1 F -2 70 70 73 213
T14 Ben Carter +7 F -2 66 68 79 213
T18 Greg Smith E F -1 69 73 72 214
T18 Josh Luongo +2 F -1 72 68 74 214
T20 Cyrus Turner -1 F E 72 72 71 215
T20 Layne Park -2 F E 71 74 70 215
T20 Jay Reynolds E F E 71 72 72 215
T20 Jeremy Williams +2 F E 70 71 74 215
T24 Shane Morris E F +1 73 71 72 216
T24 Gavin Moreland +2 F +1 70 72 74 216
T26 Paul Romero -3 F +2 73 75 69 217
T26 Dillon Hamm -1 F +2 70 76 71 217
T26 Daniel Martinez +1 F +2 69 75 73 217
T26 Devon McCarley +2 F +2 70 73 74 217
T30 Nick Ratliff E F +3 72 74 72 218
T30 Thomas Holtzman +1 F +3 72 73 73 218
T30 Ryan McGinley +3 F +3 77 66 75 218
T33 Zachary Slayton E F +4 72 75 72 219
T33 Trevor Thurow +1 F +4 78 68 73 219
T35 Forest Miller +4 F +5 72 72 76 220
T35 Steve Paterson +6 F +5 72 70 78 220
T37 Mike Allen -1 F +6 74 76 71 221
T37 Chris Shive E F +6 71 78 72 221
T37 Nick Erickson +1 F +6 75 73 73 221
T40 Teddy Wheeler -3 F +7 76 77 69 222
T40 Mitchel Fagan +6 F +7 73 71 78 222
T42 Patrick Shanahan +5 F +8 74 72 77 223
T42 John Perez +7 F +8 74 70 79 223
T42 Robert Specjal +7 F +8 70 74 79 223
T45 Michael Ramirez +1 F +9 74 77 73 224
T45 Gene Black +1 F +9 73 78 73 224
T45 Gavin Trevino +5 F +9 70 77 77 224
T45 David Ey +5 F +9 76 71 77 224
T45 Nathan Schwarz +4 F +9 70 78 76 224
T45 Rob Ormand +5 F +9 74 73 77 224
T51 Dalton Doerr +1 F +10 77 75 73 225
T51 Cody Price +2 F +10 78 73 74 225
T51 Randy Reynolds +6 F +10 71 76 78 225
T54 Kellen Gray E F +11 77 77 72 226
T54 Peach Reynolds +1 F +11 77 76 73 226
T54 John Breen +1 F +11 80 73 73 226
T54 Lucas Garza +3 F +11 73 78 75 226
T54 Matt Riley +5 F +11 74 75 77 226
T59 Scott King +2 F +12 75 78 74 227
T59 Laffit Arenas +3 F +12 78 74 75 227
T59 Bryan Boyd +5 F +12 76 74 77 227
T59 Austin Chung +5 F +12 79 71 77 227
T59 Brian Bettis +5 F +12 78 72 77 227
T59 Gabriel Vallejo +6 F +12 72 77 78 227
T59 Colin Massey +9 F +12 73 73 81 227
66 Nicholas Hoisington +9 F +14 72 76 81 229
T67 Benjamin Kornfuehrer +5 F +15 77 76 77 230
T67 Nathan Neal +6 F +15 80 72 78 230
T67 Tommy Norris +8 F +15 75 75 80 230
70 Steven Eckelman +6 F +16 75 78 78 231
71 Rodney Thompson +10 F +17 77 73 82 232
72 Rick Nedry +15 F +25 78 75 87 240
Missed Cut
MC Kevin Marshburn +12 76 79 155
MC Marc Carrizales +12 78 77 155
MC Charles Young +12 76 79 155
MC Chandler Otto +12 80 75 155
MC Harrison Giles +13 79 77 156
MC Matthew Jungman +13 77 79 156
MC James Grubbs +13 78 78 156
MC Ravi Coutinho +13 74 82 156
MC Brent Post +14 76 81 157
MC Rithy Khem +14 80 77 157
MC Sean Durkin +14 78 79 157
MC William Dietlein +14 82 75 157
MC John Newberry Jr +15 77 81 158
MC David Bales +15 75 83 158
MC David Collura +15 78 80 158
MC Trevor Spring +15 78 80 158
MC Stew Ford +15 78 80 158
MC James Schonian +16 72 87 159
MC Justin Long +16 79 80 159
MC Aaron Marshall +16 81 78 159
MC Chris Lyles +16 79 80 159
MC Elliott Reese +16 78 81 159
MC Major Gammill +17 78 82 160
MC Lee Vaughn +17 78 82 160
MC Jerry Thorn +17 74 86 160
MC Michael Millikin +17 78 82 160
MC Justin Gilg +18 78 83 161
MC Justin Ruiz +18 82 79 161
MC Terry Hutchens +18 77 84 161
MC Lee Krassner +18 79 82 161
MC Bryan Neuhaus +19 85 77 162
MC Hunter Skelton +19 85 77 162
MC Chad Henderson +20 80 83 163
MC Myron Jordahl +22 84 81 165
MC Cubby Gillingwater +23 82 84 166
MC Christopher Pearson +23 87 79 166
MC Tim Nugent +25 83 85 168
MC Paul Joran +26 89 80 169
MC Bob Ballou +26 85 84 169
MC Jerry Holmes +27 88 82 170
MC Kenny Ames +28 87 84 171
MC Jay Vinson +30 86 87 173
MC Dennis Sokol +33 89 87 176
MC Anthony Noble +36 84 95 179
MC Christian Eidenschink +39 97 85 182
MC Jeremy Benavides +65 111 97 208
WD Bill Sill +13
DQ Steve Wille +15
DQ Brandon Tibbetts
NC Jason Stoddard +14
NC Clint Howell +21
NS Tyler Ware +5
NS Bradley Patterson +7
NS Monte Glosson +12
NS Nick Wilson +14
NS Rob Heiser +15
NS Daniel Alba

 

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Alden’s 68-64 Leads Men’s City Championship By Two

Jonathan Alden

Johathan Alden shot 29-35=64 at Morris Williams to grab the lead in the 2017 Austin Men’s City Championship.  He made seven birdies and no bogies on the front nine and added two more birdies on the back nine.  His only bogey came at the par 5 11th hole, which was unexpected because of his exceptional length off of the tee and the way he played the front nine.  His two day total of 132 leads by two over Ben Carter and Brian Noonan.  Alden currently leads the Austin Amateur Golf points ranking.

Ben Carter

Carter has played well this season and his ninth place finish at the Firecracker Open indicates he is likely to continue to play well.  His 31 on the front nine moved him into contention.  He finished with 37 on the back nine to post four under for the day.

Carter played with Steve Paterson and Alden in the second round.  The group had an exceptional front nine with Paterson shooting 33, Carter shooting 31 and Alden posting 29.  That is fifteen under for nine holes.  It would have been fun to watch.

Brian Noonan

Noonan, a three time Austin Men’s City Champion, shot 67-67=134 and is poised to take a shot at his fourth Austin Men’s City Championship.  Noonan has not played as much golf this year but did finish fourth in the Firecracker and appears to be in good form.

Carter, Noonan, and Alden are paired at 11:15 for the third round at Jimmy Clay Golf Course.

Four shots behind Noonan and Carter at five under par are Barret Sandefur, Chris Hartenstein, Jake Hendrix and Seger Howell.

Sandefur won the 2016 Spring Championship with birdies on the final two holes so he is no stranger to pressure.  Hartenstein has won the Austin Men’s City Senior championship multiple times and appears to be in good form.  Hendrix plays golf for Stephen F. Austin and Howell plays for Concordia.  Howell earned honorable mention in the 2017 Ping All-American team.   Click here for details.

Pos Player Today Thru Total R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 Jonathan Alden 11:15a -11 68 64 132
T2 Brian Noonan 11:15a -9 67 67 134
T2 Ben Carter 11:15a -9 66 68 134
T4 Barrett Sandefur 11:06a -5 65 73 138
T4 Jake Hendrix 11:06a -5 71 67 138
T4 Chris Hartenstein 11:06a -5 68 70 138
T4 Seger Howell 10:57a -5 68 70 138
T8 Josh Luongo 10:57a -3 72 68 140
T8 Nathan Shilling 10:57a -3 70 70 140
T8 Tucker Tovar 10:48a -3 70 70 140
T8 Joe Ramos 10:48a -3 72 68 140
T12 Jeremy Williams 10:48a -2 70 71 141
T12 Hudson Ross 10:30a -2 69 72 141
T12 Gerry Diaz Sr 10:30a -2 67 74 141
T15 Nickolai Esau 10:30a -1 72 70 142
T15 Robert Evans 10:21a -1 71 71 142
T15 Lucas Mylet 10:21a -1 73 69 142
T15 Greg Smith 10:21a -1 69 73 142
T15 Steve Paterson 10:12a -1 72 70 142
T15 Gavin Moreland 10:12a -1 70 72 142
T21 Jay Reynolds 10:12a E 71 72 143
T21 Matt Wernecke 10:03a E 71 72 143
T21 Ryan McGinley 10:03a E 77 66 143
T21 Devon McCarley 10:03a E 70 73 143
T25 Daniel Martinez 9:54a +1 69 75 144
T25 Forest Miller 9:54a +1 72 72 144
T25 Mitchel Fagan 9:54a +1 73 71 144
T25 John Perez 9:45a +1 74 70 144
T25 Shane Morris 9:45a +1 73 71 144
T25 Robert Specjal 9:45a +1 70 74 144
T25 Cyrus Turner 9:36a +1 72 72 144
T32 Thomas Holtzman 9:36a +2 72 73 145
T32 Layne Park 9:36a +2 71 74 145
T34 Colin Massey 9:27a +3 73 73 146
T34 Charles Neel White 9:27a +3 73 73 146
T34 Patrick Shanahan 9:27a +3 74 72 146
T34 Nick Ratliff 9:18a +3 72 74 146
T34 Trevor Thurow 9:18a +3 78 68 146
T34 Dillon Hamm 9:18a +3 70 76 146
T40 Zachary Slayton 9:09a +4 72 75 147
T40 Randy Reynolds 9:09a +4 71 76 147
T40 Rob Ormand 9:09a +4 74 73 147
T40 Gavin Trevino 8:51a +4 70 77 147
T40 David Ey 8:51a +4 76 71 147
T45 Nathan Schwarz 8:51a +5 70 78 148
T45 Paul Romero 8:42a +5 73 75 148
T45 Nicholas Hoisington 8:42a +5 72 76 148
T45 Nick Erickson 8:42a +5 75 73 148
T49 Gabriel Vallejo 8:33a +6 72 77 149
T49 Chris Shive 8:33a +6 71 78 149
T49 Matt Riley 8:33a +6 74 75 149
T52 Austin Chung 8:24a +7 79 71 150
T52 Brian Bettis 8:24a +7 78 72 150
T52 Rodney Thompson 8:24a +7 77 73 150
T52 Mike Allen 8:15a +7 74 76 150
T52 Tommy Norris 8:15a +7 75 75 150
T52 Bryan Boyd 8:15a +7 76 74 150
T58 Michael Ramirez 8:06a +8 74 77 151
T58 Gene Black 8:06a +8 73 78 151
T58 Cody Price 8:06a +8 78 73 151
T58 Lucas Garza 7:57a +8 73 78 151
T62 Laffit Arenas 7:57a +9 78 74 152
T62 Dalton Doerr 7:57a +9 77 75 152
T62 Nathan Neal 7:48a +9 80 72 152
T65 Scott King 7:48a +10 75 78 153
T65 John Breen 7:48a +10 80 73 153
T65 Peach Reynolds 7:39a +10 77 76 153
T65 Teddy Wheeler 7:39a +10 76 77 153
T65 Steven Eckelman 7:39a +10 75 78 153
T65 Benjamin Kornfuehrer 7:30a +10 77 76 153
T65 Rick Nedry 7:30a +10 78 75 153
72 Kellen Gray 7:30a +11 77 77 154
Missed Cut
MC Kevin Marshburn +12 76 79 155
MC Marc Carrizales +12 78 77 155
MC Charles Young +12 76 79 155
MC Chandler Otto +12 80 75 155
MC Harrison Giles +13 79 77 156
MC Matthew Jungman +13 77 79 156
MC James Grubbs +13 78 78 156
MC Ravi Coutinho +13 74 82 156
MC Brent Post +14 76 81 157
MC Rithy Khem +14 80 77 157
MC Sean Durkin +14 78 79 157
MC William Dietlein +14 82 75 157
MC John Newberry Jr +15 77 81 158
MC David Bales +15 75 83 158
MC David Collura +15 78 80 158
MC Trevor Spring +15 78 80 158
MC Stew Ford +15 78 80 158
MC James Schonian +16 72 87 159
MC Justin Long +16 79 80 159
MC Aaron Marshall +16 81 78 159
MC Chris Lyles +16 79 80 159
MC Elliott Reese +16 78 81 159
MC Major Gammill +17 78 82 160
MC Lee Vaughn +17 78 82 160
MC Jerry Thorn +17 74 86 160
MC Michael Millikin +17 78 82 160
MC Justin Gilg +18 78 83 161
MC Justin Ruiz +18 82 79 161
MC Terry Hutchens +18 77 84 161
MC Lee Krassner +18 79 82 161
MC Bryan Neuhaus +19 85 77 162
MC Hunter Skelton +19 85 77 162
MC Chad Henderson +20 80 83 163
MC Myron Jordahl +22 84 81 165
MC Cubby Gillingwater +23 82 84 166
MC Christopher Pearson +23 87 79 166
MC Tim Nugent +25 83 85 168
MC Paul Joran +26 89 80 169
MC Bob Ballou +26 85 84 169
MC Jerry Holmes +27 88 82 170
MC Kenny Ames +28 87 84 171
MC Jay Vinson +30 86 87 173
MC Dennis Sokol +33 89 87 176
MC Anthony Noble +36 84 95 179
MC Christian Eidenschink +39 97 85 182
MC Jeremy Benavides +65 111 97 208
WD Bill Sill +13
DQ Steve Wille +15
DQ Brandon Tibbetts
NC Jason Stoddard +14
NC Clint Howell +21
NS Tyler Ware +5
NS Bradley Patterson +7
NS Monte Glosson +12
NS Nick Wilson +14
NS Rob Heiser +15
NS Daniel Alba
* denotes a 10th hole start

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Sadie Engleman Wins Texas Junior Girls Championship – Camarena and Jones Top Five

Sadie Engleman 2017 State Junior Girls Champion

Sadie Engleman won the Texas Junior Girls Championship at Slick Rock Golf Course in Marble Falls by shooting 66-64-71.   Her 15 under par total was good for a one shot victory over Hailey Jones.

A fifteen year old sophomore at Westlake High School,  Engleman led wire to wire and started the day with a five shot lead.  He closest competitor shot five under par to get to within one shot but Engleman parred the last two holes and secured the victory with her one under par 71.

Top Five In 2017 Texas Junior Girls

Sara Camarena and Madelyn Jones, both Austin junior golfers, placed 3rd and 5th respectively to give Austin players three of the top five spots.

Read the full story and see photo the leaderboard at this link.

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Sadie Engleman’s 66-64 Leads Texas State Junior

Sadie Engleman

Sadie Engleman shot 66 to take the first round lead in the Texas State Junior Girls Championship and followed up with a 64 in the second round to extend her lead to five shots headed into the final round.

The tournament is being played on the Slick Rock Course at Horseshoe bay.

Read more at the TGA website.

 

 

SC Pos Player City Today Hole Total R1 R2 R3 Total
1 Englemann, Sadie Austin, Texas 8:51 am Tee 1 -14 66 64
2 Jones, Hailey Dallas, Texas 8:51 am Tee 1 -9 69 66
3 Camarena, Sara Austin, Texas 8:51 am Tee 1 -3 73 68
4 Slaughter, Zoe Houston, Texas 8:42 am Tee 1 -2 73 69
T5 Kim, Young Shin Austin, Texas 8:42 am Tee 1 Even 74 70
T5 Alberto, Leah Kingwood, Texas 8:33 am Tee 1 Even 74 70
T5 Jones, Madelyn Austin, Texas 8:42 am Tee 1 Even 73 71
T5 Parel, Elise Kingwood, Texas 8:33 am Tee 1 Even 72 72
9 Pedigo, Kennedy Fort Worth, Texas 8:33 am Tee 1 +2 72 74
T10 Mieras, Taylor Allen, Texas 8:24 am Tee 1 +4 77 71
T10 Adams, Abigail New Braunfels, Texas 8:24 am Tee 1 +4 73 75
12 Carreon, Camryn San Antonio , Texas 8:24 am Tee 1 +5 71 78
T13 Romack, Randi Austin, Texas 8:15 am Tee 1 +7 77 74
T13 Bao, Yuliang Houston, Texas 8:15 am Tee 1 +7 76 75
15 Beck, Estelle Lakeway, Texas 8:15 am Tee 1 +8 77 75
T16 Howard, Connor Hallsville, Texas 8:06 am Tee 1 +9 73 80
T16 Murphy, Jondi Rockport, Texas 8:06 am Tee 1 +9 73 80
T18 Routzong, Valerie Richmond, Texas 8:06 am Tee 1 +10 80 74
T18 Derrickson, Hailey Austin, Texas 7:57 am Tee 1 +10 77 77
T20 Freeman, Madison Spring, Texas 7:57 am Tee 1 +11 77 78
T20 Stowers, Iliana Montgomery, Texas 7:48 am Tee 1 +11 73 82
T20 Dishman, Kate Flower Mound, Texas 7:57 am Tee 1 +11 75 80
23 Whitney, Halle Magnolia, Texas 7:48 am Tee 1 +12 76 80
T24 Turner, Mackenzy Georgetown, Texas 7:39 am Tee 1 +13 81 76
T24 McConnell, Sydney Tyler, Texas 7:39 am Tee 1 +13 82 75
T24 Morales, Brooke McKinney, Texas 7:48 am Tee 1 +13 75 82
T27 Daleo, Megan Plano, Texas 7:39 am Tee 1 +14 79 79
T27 Singleton, Libby Kingwood, Texas 7:30 am Tee 1 +14 77 81
29 Jalufka, Jensen Austin, Texas WD 76 82
T30 Fox, Elle Copperas Cove, Texas 82 77
T30 Koppel, Lindsay Dripping Springs, Texas 80 79
T30 Ray, Kinsey San Antonio, Texas 81 78
T33 Bryant, Courtney Houston, Texas 81 79
T33 Hinkle, Lauren Austin, Texas 84 76
T35 Garcia, Julia Temple, Texas 83 79
T35 Leung, Sydni Plano, Texas 79 83
T35 McDermott, Murphy Rockport, Texas 81 81
T38 Storm, Caroline Austin, Texas 85 78
T38 Sudberry, Sky The Woodlands, Texas 82 81
40 Huntsman, Isabel Huntsville, Texas 81 87
41 Campos, Vanessa Rancho Viejo, Texas 87 82
42 Lee, Joy Helotes, Texas 90 84
43 Vargas, Olivia Austin, Texas 102 91
44 Turnbo, Sarah Wink, Texas 101 98
45 Burgess, Nichole Rowlett, Texas 104 102
46 Shackelford, Jordan Austin, Texas WD 80 WD
T47 Bryant, Kiersten San Antonio, Texas WD WD
T47 Stokes, Olivia Austin, Texas WD

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Jake Budde Wins Playoff With Stratton Nolen To Capture Firecracker Open Title

Jake Budde captured the 2017 Firecracker Open with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff with Straton Nolen.  Budde, pronounced like buddy, was presented the Firecracker Open Championship Trophy by Billy Clagett, a six time winner of the Firecracker.

Left to Right - Alex Ellis, Jake Budde, Billy Clagett

Left to Right – Alex Ellis, Jake Budde, Billy Clagett

Budde, who played basketball at Lake Travis as his primary sport, also played on the golf team as a secondary sport. He went to Nebraska after high school and has recently turned his attention to golf because he loves it.

Budde will be playing golf at the College of Charleston where Ellis is an assistant coach under head coach Mark McEntire, a former Austin golfing star with multiple tournament wins.

Billy Clagett presents the Championship Trophy to Jake Budde.

Billy Clagett presents the Championship Trophy to Jake Budde.

Budde, Stratton Nolen, and Reid Davenport had spent the day locked in a duel for the championship with all three suffering some disappointments and experiencing some high points during the round.

Davenport three putted 15 and 16 so he and Budde stood on the 18th tee 10 under par for the tournament, one shot behind Stratton Nolen, who was at 11 under.

Nolen and played first missed the fairway left on the short par four. Davenport hit a good tee shot short left of the green. Budde smashed his drive onto the green about twenty feet from the hole and more importantly, below the hole that was located on a significant slope.

Reid Davenport gazes at the Scoreboard and contemplates missing the playoff by one shot

Reid Davenport gazes at the Scoreboard and contemplates missing the playoff by one shot

Nolen played a beautiful recovery shot onto the green about 18 feet below the hole and Davenport played a pitch shot to about 15 feet short of the hole.  All three players two putted, giving Budde a birdie with pars for Davenport and Nolen.   Tied at 11 under par, Nolen and Budde advanced to a playoff and Davenport finished 3rd.

Stratton Nolen's tee shot on first hole of the playoff

Stratton Nolen’s tee shot on first hole of the playoff

The playoff began on hole number 10, a short par four with water in front and the hole located on the front of the green on a significant slope.   Nolen hit first and chose to play an iron to the fairway and count on a good wedge shot to make birdie.  Unfortunately, he hit a poor shot to the right into the trees.

Budde, after witnessing Nolen’s shot, somewhat surprisingly chose to play a driver and go for the green.   He proceeded to drive it left of the green deep into the woods.

Before playing his second shot from the right hand trees, Nolen went over to Budde’s ball and took a look at what he was facing.  Nolen decided to play a safe shot and chip his ball into the fairway 90 yards short of the green rather than try a risky shot over water off of a poor lie in the rocks.  He played his wedge shot to about 20 feet past the hole and faced a touchy downhill putt for par.

Budde plays from the woods left of hole #10

Budde plays from the woods left of hole #10

Budde then weaved his way through the underbrush to his ball and set up to play a shot through the branches of several bushes rather than take an unplayable lie.

He really had no choice as there was not a good place to drop the ball and would have had to go back to the tee.  If you look a this photo, you can barely see Budde in the woods.

Budde played his shot and somewhat surprisingly the ball penetrated the branches easily and bounded over the green.  Next he faced a difficult chip to a hole located on a significant slope at the front portion of the green.  Because he was chipping  across and downhill it was next to impossible  to stop a ball close to the hole and he wisely chipped it past to leave a 15 foot uphill putt for par.  Both players two putted for bogey and went back to the tee to play the hole again.

Jake Budde putts for eagle on second playoff hole. Two putts for the win.

Jake Budde putts for eagle on second playoff hole. He two putted for birdie and the win.

Nolen played first and hit another poor iron shot.  This time it went left and hit a tree but bounced into the fairway some 120 yards from the green.  Budde, apparently unfazed by his first effort with driver, selected driver again. This time he hit a perfect tee shot onto the green 20 feet below the hole.  Nolen hit his approach 25 feet past the hole.  Both players two putted and Budde won the playoff and the title.

Brian Noonan

Brian Noonan

Brian Noonan continued his steady scoring with another 69 to finish at eight under par, tied for 4th place.

Mathew Denton, who started the day at nine under par, two shots behind leader Stratton Nolen, posted a disappointing two over 73 and finished 6th. He will be playing golf at Westlake High school next year and will learn a lot from this experience.

Jonathan Alden had the low round of the day with 67 and finished tied for 7th with Jordan Sanders.  Ben Carter shot 69 and posted his third sub-par round of the tournament to finish 9th.

Ben Carter

Ben Carter

Scores were significantly higher the last round because of the hole locations and the tees on the back of the tee boxes.

Muny Bucks, behind number 1 green on Monday morning.

Muny Bucks, behind number 1 green on Monday morning.

For more photos and swing sequences of some players click here.

As you can see from the photo to the below, Muny is a special place with all kinds of wildlife.  It is really kind of amazing to think this is in central Austin. For those who know and love the place, the photo represents the kind of balance some Austinites would like to preserve by keeping the golf course and green space rather than having more development, shops, and traffic in the area.

Below are the full field scores.l  Click on a players name to see their scorecard. Use the back button to return to the story.

Pos Player Today Thru Total R1 R2 R3 Total Purse
1 Jake Budde (p) -2 F -11 66 67 69 202 $750.00
2 Stratton Nolen E F -11 64 67 71 202 $600.00
3 Reid Davenport -1 F -10 63 70 70 203 $0.00
T4 Brian Noonan -2 F -8 67 69 69 205 $537.50
T4 Jacob Sosa E F -8 64 70 71 205 $0.00
6 Matthew Denton +2 F -7 64 69 73 206 $0.00
T7 Jonathan Alden -4 F -6 69 71 67 207 $462.50
T7 Jordan Sanders E F -6 69 67 71 207 $462.50
T9 Ben Carter -2 F -5 70 69 69 208 $400.00
T9 Jake Goodman -2 F -5 73 66 69 208 $400.00
T9 Charles Neel White E F -5 68 69 71 208 $400.00
T12 Jay Reynolds -1 F -4 67 72 70 209 $325.00
T12 Nick Costello E F -4 69 69 71 209 $325.00
T12 Drew Dewald +3 F -4 70 65 74 209 $325.00
T15 Thomas Holtzman -3 F -3 72 70 68 210 $300.00
T15 Thomas Critch -1 F -3 70 70 70 210 $300.00
T17 Steve Paterson E F -2 70 70 71 211 $283.33
T17 Jeffrey Lanier E F -2 72 68 71 211 $283.33
T17 Robert Evans +6 F -2 69 65 77 211 $283.33
T20 Matt Wernecke -1 F -1 70 72 70 212 $260.00
T20 Cade Osgood +2 F -1 70 69 73 212 $260.00
T20 Trey Bosco +2 F -1 69 70 73 212 $0.00
T20 Tucker Tovar +5 F -1 68 68 76 212 $260.00
T20 Tim Hamm +4 F -1 71 66 75 212 $260.00
T25 Dalton Hankamer E F E 71 71 71 213 $237.50
T25 Bret Darter +1 F E 69 72 72 213 $237.50
T27 Steven Bright -3 F +1 75 71 68 214 $175.00
T27 Nick Palmo -2 F +1 71 74 69 214 $0.00
T27 Logan Boatner -1 F +1 76 68 70 214 $175.00
T27 Devon McCarley +3 F +1 70 70 74 214 $175.00
T27 Jeff Williams +4 F +1 63 76 75 214 $175.00
T32 Alex Levy +2 F +2 70 72 73 215 $0.00
T32 Tyler Ware +8 F +2 67 69 79 215 $0.00
T34 Erik Henson E F +3 72 73 71 216 $0.00
T34 Steve Landry +1 F +3 70 74 72 216 $0.00
T34 Cyrus Turner +2 F +3 69 74 73 216 $0.00
T34 Cody Price +3 F +3 68 74 74 216 $0.00
T34 Michael Cooper +3 F +3 73 69 74 216 $0.00
T34 Pj Collier +5 F +3 68 72 76 216 $0.00
T34 Josh Luongo +6 F +3 71 68 77 216 $0.00
T41 Michael Ramirez E F +4 76 70 71 217 $0.00
T41 Curtis Carlson +1 F +4 73 72 72 217 $0.00
T41 Jordan Woolf +2 F +4 73 71 73 217 $0.00
T41 Jake Hendrix +5 F +4 71 70 76 217 $0.00
T41 Forest Miller +8 F +4 66 72 79 217 $0.00
T46 Tyler Elbrecht +3 F +5 70 74 74 218 $0.00
T46 Tyler Gammill +6 F +5 67 74 77 218 $0.00
T48 Kraig Zimmerhanzel -1 F +6 76 73 70 219 $0.00
T48 Nickolai Esau +1 F +6 69 78 72 219 $0.00
T48 Malachi Montgomery +2 F +6 69 77 73 219 $0.00
T48 John Perez +3 F +6 74 71 74 219 $0.00
T48 Jack Chavarria +5 F +6 67 76 76 219 $0.00
T48 Chris Hartenstein +6 F +6 68 74 77 219 $0.00
T54 Nicholas Cristea +1 F +7 73 75 72 220 $0.00
T54 Mike Allen +3 F +7 75 71 74 220 $0.00
T54 Christian De La Cruz +7 F +7 70 72 78 220 $0.00
57 Will Arend +1 F +8 80 69 72 221 $0.00
T58 Jeremy Williams +2 F +9 74 75 73 222 $0.00
T58 Matt Smith +4 F +9 69 78 75 222 $0.00
T58 Gene Black +5 F +9 73 73 76 222 $0.00
T58 Michael Rome +5 F +9 75 71 76 222 $0.00
T58 Thomas Bockholt +7 F +9 72 72 78 222 $0.00
T58 Mason Wyatt +7 F +9 68 76 78 222 $0.00
T64 Brett Egge +5 F +10 75 72 76 223 $0.00
T64 Mike Grindle +7 F +10 76 69 78 223 $0.00
T64 Hudson Ross +8 F +10 73 71 79 223 $0.00
T64 Hudson Hansard +9 F +10 70 73 80 223 $0.00
T68 Matthew Milliken +4 F +11 72 77 75 224 $0.00
T68 Carter Patterson +4 F +11 75 74 75 224 $0.00
T68 Steven Eckelman +7 F +11 72 74 78 224 $0.00
T68 Nick Erickson +7 F +11 68 78 78 224 $0.00
72 Peach Reynolds +9 F +12 74 71 80 225 $0.00
73 Jake Zamora +7 F +13 76 72 78 226 $0.00
T74 Matt Riley +8 F +15 77 72 79 228 $0.00
T74 James Gustafson +10 F +15 75 72 81 228 $0.00
T76 Gavin Trevino +10 F +17 76 73 81 230 $0.00
T76 Foster Givens +11 F +17 73 75 82 230 $0.00
78 Chad Martin +13 F +20 76 73 84 233 $0.00
Missed Cut
MC Grayson Litowitz +8
MC Paul Romero +8
MC Chris Shive +8
MC Billy Clagett +8
MC Matt Cowan +8
MC Mitchel Fagan +8
MC Ryan Mejia +9
MC Randy Reynolds +9
MC Sam Wallach +9
MC Bill Sill +9
MC Taylor Greenway +9
MC Daniel Alba +10
MC Gavin Moreland +10
MC Mike Harkins +11
MC Randy Zimmerhanzel +11
MC Jackson Goolsby +11
MC Coleman Houston +11
MC Salvador Chavarria +12
MC Wes Hansen +12
MC Monte Glosson +12
MC Ryan McGinley +12
MC Gerry Diaz Sr +13
MC David Bales +13
MC Jeff Wilson +13
MC Matthew Wahl +13
MC Ben Winter +13
MC Robert Specjal +13
MC Chris Seidman +14
MC Lucas Mylet +14
MC Nick Winborn +14
MC Jimmy Hughes +15
MC Jd Dunn +16
MC David Collura +16
MC Tyler Ogden +18
MC Mark Miks +18
MC Joseph Booth +19
MC Jeff Shell +20
MC John Albert Mansour +21
MC Will Ezell +21
MC Clayton Brady +22
MC James Larakers +22
MC Bryan Boyd +26
MC Inyeop Jung +27
MC Matthew Toming +28
MC Greg Gaynor +35
DQ Justin Williams +5
JWD Chris Germann +2
JWD Noble Feldman +6
(p) denotes won playoff, * denotes a 10th hole start

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Jake Budde birdied the final hole of regulation play to tie with Stratton Nolen at 11 under

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Youth Dominates Firecracker – Stratton Nolen Leads By Two

Stratton Nolen

Stratton Nolen

Stratton Nolen has posted 64-67 =131 in the first two rounds of the 2017 Firecracker Open and leads by two shots headed into the final round.  Nolen, who won the 2016 Big 12 individual title is a former Firecracker winner at an early age while still playing for Westlake High School.   And it seems fitting that he is now being chased by the current high school crowd at Westlake.

(l-r) Mathew Denton, Reid Davenport, Michael Rome, Thomas Bockholt, Reese Ramsey - 2017 6A State Champions

(l-r) Mathew Denton, Reid Davenport, Michael Rome, Thomas Bockholt, Reese Ramsey – 2017 6A State Champions

Reid Davenport and Matthew Denton, both at nine under and two shots back, are current Westlake players and played on the team that recently captured the state 6A high school championship.  Denton finished in second place, one shot behind the winner of the individual race and Davenport finished in sixth place individually.  Denton has committed to Texas A&M and Davenport has committed to play for Vanderbuilt.  So, Nolen will have his hands full with those two.

Jake Budde, who plays for the Lake Travis Golf Team, fired a bogey free 66 the first round and followed up with a six birdie, two bogey 67 to also post nine under par.

 

 

 

Robert Evans - Champion Beth Cleckler - Director of Golf at Morris Williams GC

Robert Evans – Champion
Beth Cleckler – Director of Golf at Morris Williams GC

Robert Evans, who is now raising children and playing less golf, has posted 69-65 and is at eight under.  His back nine 30 on Sunday vaulted him into contention.  Evans, who won a couple of local tournaments in recent years is fully capable of posting another low round and appears to be the best hope for the local mid-amateur crowd.

Brian Noonan, a former Firecracker winner and three time Men’s City Champion is at six under, five shots back of the leader.

Lions Municipal Golf Course Buck, July 2nd, 2017 on #11 Fairway.

Lions Municipal Golf Course Buck, July 2nd, 2017 on #11 Fairway.

Brian’s dad, Jim Noonan, snapped this shot on number 11 fairway Sunday Morning while following the golf action.  This young buck, was accompanied by another slightly smaller buck.  They watched a little golf and then leisurely walked off toward number 16 green, obviously enjoying the beauty of Lioins Municipal Golf Course.

The leaders tee off at 12:33 and the final round should be fun to watch.

The field was cut to the low 72 players and ties after 54 holes.  The cut was at 149, seven over par.

Pos Player Today Thru Total R1 R2 R3 Total
1 Stratton Nolen 12:33p -11 64 67 131
T2 Reid Davenport 12:33p -9 63 70 133
T2 Jake Budde 12:33p -9 66 67 133
T2 Matthew Denton 12:24p -9 64 69 133
T5 Robert Evans 12:24p -8 69 65 134
T5 Jacob Sosa 12:24p -8 64 70 134
7 Drew Dewald 12:15p -7 70 65 135
T8 Tyler Ware 12:15p -6 67 69 136
T8 Brian Noonan 12:15p -6 67 69 136
T8 Jordan Sanders 12:06p -6 69 67 136
T8 Tucker Tovar 12:06p -6 68 68 136
T12 Tim Hamm 12:06p -5 71 66 137
T12 Charles Neel White 11:57a -5 68 69 137
T14 Nick Costello 11:57a -4 69 69 138
T14 Forest Miller 11:57a -4 66 72 138
T16 Josh Luongo 11:48a -3 71 68 139
T16 Cade Osgood 11:48a -3 70 69 139
T16 Trey Bosco 11:48a -3 69 70 139
T16 Ben Carter 11:39a -3 70 69 139
T16 Jeff Williams 11:39a -3 63 76 139
T16 Jake Goodman 11:39a -3 73 66 139
T16 Jay Reynolds 11:30a -3 67 72 139
T23 Jeffrey Lanier 11:30a -2 72 68 140
T23 Devon McCarley 11:30a -2 70 70 140
T23 Jonathan Alden 11:21a -2 69 71 140
T23 Steve Paterson 11:21a -2 70 70 140
T23 Pj Collier 11:21a -2 68 72 140
T23 Thomas Critch 11:03a -2 70 70 140
T29 Bret Darter 11:03a -1 69 72 141
T29 Jake Hendrix 11:03a -1 71 70 141
T29 Tyler Gammill 10:54a -1 67 74 141
T32 Chris Hartenstein 10:54a E 68 74 142
T32 Matt Wernecke 10:54a E 70 72 142
T32 Thomas Holtzman 10:45a E 72 70 142
T32 Michael Cooper 10:45a E 73 69 142
T32 Alex Levy 10:45a E 70 72 142
T32 Dalton Hankamer 10:36a E 71 71 142
T32 Cody Price 10:36a E 68 74 142
T32 Christian De La Cruz 10:36a E 70 72 142
T40 Jack Chavarria 10:27a +1 67 76 143
T40 Hudson Hansard 10:27a +1 70 73 143
T40 Cyrus Turner 10:27a +1 69 74 143
T43 Jordan Woolf 10:18a +2 73 71 144
T43 Hudson Ross 10:18a +2 73 71 144
T43 Logan Boatner 10:18a +2 76 68 144
T43 Steve Landry 10:09a +2 70 74 144
T43 Tyler Elbrecht 10:09a +2 70 74 144
T43 Mason Wyatt 10:09a +2 68 76 144
T43 Thomas Bockholt 10:00a +2 72 72 144
T50 Curtis Carlson 10:00a +3 73 72 145
T50 John Perez 10:00a +3 74 71 145
T50 Erik Henson 9:51a +3 72 73 145
T50 Peach Reynolds 9:51a +3 74 71 145
T50 Mike Grindle 9:51a +3 76 69 145
T50 Nick Palmo 9:33a +3 71 74 145
T56 Michael Rome 9:33a +4 75 71 146
T56 Nick Erickson 9:33a +4 68 78 146
T56 Steven Eckelman 9:24a +4 72 74 146
T56 Gene Black 9:24a +4 73 73 146
T56 Mike Allen 9:24a +4 75 71 146
T56 Steven Bright 9:15a +4 75 71 146
T56 Michael Ramirez 9:15a +4 76 70 146
T56 Malachi Montgomery 9:15a +4 69 77 146
T64 Brett Egge 9:06a +5 75 72 147
T64 Justin Williams 9:06a +5 75 72 147
T64 Nickolai Esau 9:06a +5 69 78 147
T64 Matt Smith 8:57a +5 69 78 147
T64 James Gustafson 8:57a +5 75 72 147
T69 Nicholas Cristea 8:57a +6 73 75 148
T69 Jake Zamora 8:48a +6 76 72 148
T69 Foster Givens 8:48a +6 73 75 148
T72 Will Arend 8:48a +7 80 69 149
T72 Gavin Trevino 8:39a +7 76 73 149
T72 Jeremy Williams 8:39a +7 74 75 149
T72 Matt Riley 8:39a +7 77 72 149
T72 Kraig Zimmerhanzel 8:30a +7 76 73 149
T72 Carter Patterson 8:30a +7 75 74 149
T72 Matthew Milliken 8:21a +7 72 77 149
T72 Chad Martin 8:21a +7 76 73 149
Missed Cut
MC Grayson Litowitz +8
MC Paul Romero +8
MC Chris Shive +8
MC Billy Clagett +8
MC Matt Cowan +8
MC Mitchel Fagan +8
MC Ryan Mejia +9
MC Randy Reynolds +9
MC Sam Wallach +9
MC Bill Sill +9
MC Taylor Greenway +9
MC Daniel Alba +10
MC Gavin Moreland +10
MC Mike Harkins +11
MC Randy Zimmerhanzel +11
MC Jackson Goolsby +11
MC Coleman Houston +11
MC Salvador Chavarria +12
MC Wes Hansen +12
MC Monte Glosson +12
MC Ryan McGinley +12
MC Gerry Diaz Sr +13
MC David Bales +13
MC Jeff Wilson +13
MC Matthew Wahl +13
MC Ben Winter +13
MC Robert Specjal +13
MC Chris Seidman +14
MC Lucas Mylet +14
MC Nick Winborn +14
MC Jimmy Hughes +15
MC Jd Dunn +16
MC David Collura +16
MC Tyler Ogden +18
MC Mark Miks +18
MC Joseph Booth +19
MC Jeff Shell +20
MC John Albert Mansour +21
MC Will Ezell +21
MC Clayton Brady +22
MC James Larakers +22
MC Bryan Boyd +26
MC Inyeop Jung +27
MC Matthew Toming +28
MC Greg Gaynor +35
JWD Chris Germann +2
JWD Noble Feldman +6
* denotes a 10th hole start

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Nick Costello, Michael Rome – Top Ten In Texas Amateur

Nicholas Costello and Michael Rome both finished in the top ten in the 2017 Texas Amateur.  Costello finished T7 and Rome finished T9.  Stratton Nolen finished T11.
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What do these players have in common?  They all played for Westlake High School.  Stratton Nolen will lbe a junior on the Oklahoma State team, Costello will be a sophomore for The University of Texas at Austin, and Rome, who just graduated, will play for The University of Texas at San Antonio starting in the fall semester.

Michael Rome

Michael Rome

Rome, who along with Reese Ramsey, was one of two graduating seniors from the Westlake Boys team that just won the 6A state high school golf championship, posted a two under par total in the Texas State Amateur and finished T9.

Stratton Nolen

Stratton Nolen

Nolen, who is a former Firecracker Open winner, won the Big 12 individual championship in 2016.  He is a junior at Oklahoma State.  Click here to read his player profile.

Nick Costello

Nick Costello

Costello, who will be a sophomore at UT, posted a three under par total in the Texas Amateur and appears to be coming into his own as a player.  .  Click here for his player profile.

 

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Rosholt, Cotton, Swann Qualify for U.S. Girls Junior Championship

Chandler Rosholt

Chandler Rosholt

Chandler Rosholt of Cedar Park shot two under par 69 to lead the qualifiers for the U.S. Girls Junior at Sugar Creek Country Club in Houston Texas.  Bentley Cotton and  Kennedy Swan were two of five players that shot 73 and were in a playoff to qualify.  Both player were successful and all three Austin area players will advance to the championship at Boone Valley Golf Club in Augusta, Missouri on July 24-

Rosholt, who will graduate from Chaparral Star Academy in Cedar Park in 2018, has verbally committed to play golf at Auburn.  Click here to see the story.

Cotton, Bentley Cotton driving golf cartshown here in her earlier days as a golf cart driver during the Firecracker Open, plays for Westlake High School and was part of the team that recently finished second in the 6A Texas High School championship.  Cotton’s performance in the second half of the year significantly improved the team’s performance.

Kennedy Swann

Kennedy Swann

Kennedy Swann, who played at Westlake High School, entered Clemson in January of 2017 and has just completed a successful freshman season for the Clemson Tigers, playing in all of the Spring tournaments and providing Clemson with a solid performance.

Click here to read her player profile at Clemson.

 

 

 

 

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