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Update on World Golf Match Play At Austin Country Club

On Monday March 30, officials and players from the PGA tour along with officials from Dell will meet with the Board of Directors and the resident golfing members of Austin Country Club (ACC) to discuss hosting the World Golf Championship Match Play tournament at ACC 2016-2020.

The purpose of the meeting is to fully inform the resident golfing members of Austin Country Club concerning the impact of hosting the tournament in Austin and at ACC.  Following that meeting, the resident golfing members of Austin Country club will have 30 days to vote on whether to hold the championship at ACC.

Data points are likely to include the financial impact of bringing the tournament to Austin and ACC, the logistics of hosting the tournament, the prestige of hosting the tournament and the benefits and potential negatives to the resident golfing members of ACC.

With Dell as the title sponsor, the tournament would bring the best 64 players in the world to Austin Country Club and provide the club with significant exposure to the golfing world.  Austin and local charities would benefit from the tournament.   The logistics of hosting a tournament and the impact to the course and ACC resident golfing members will be among the discussion points.

Austin Country Club is currently undergoing a complete restoration project that includes redoing the tees, fairways and greens.  The course is scheduled to re-open October 1, 2015.  The Match Play Championship is scheduled for March 2016 so there is some hesitancy on the part of some members to host the tournament due to the fact that members have been paying dues for nine months with no golf course to play and would lose access to the course for three weeks to a month shortly after it re-opens.  The PGA would require overseeding the course which ACC has not done in recent years.  Since there is a long waiting list for resident golfing memberships at ACC, the benefits of increased exposure for ACC are somewhat negated.

It remains to be seen how the membership will view the benefits versus the negatives of the proposal but smart money says the membership will approve holding the tournament at ACC.

 

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Paterson, Shell, Romero Tied For Lead In Spring Championship

Steve Paterson, Jeff Shell and Paul Romero posted three under par 69’s to share the first round lead in the 2015 Spring Championship being held at Morris Williams Golf Course.  Robert Evans is one shot behind them at 70.  David Backus is at even par 72 and six players are at one over.

Steve Paterson

Steve Paterson

Paterson playing well is no surprise and Shell has posted a number of good rounds in previous years with occasional high finishes.  Romero, who has been a steady performer in past years, recently finished 4th in the San Antonio regional event at Commanche Trace in Kerrville, which was the highest finish by an Austin player. He seems to have found something in his game as his results are improving.

The morning began with ideal conditions and little wind but by 9:00 a.m. the wind had picked up and it remained at 15-20 mph throughout the day.  That made scoring more difficult as the greens, which were already firm, dried out and increased in speed.  Getting the ball close to the hole proved difficult.  Overall, conditions were a vast improvement over last year when the course was not in good condition and the weather was cold and windy.

Overall Morris Williams golf course is in good condition.   The winter rye on the greens is in good shape and the ball is rolling nicely on the surfaces.

Follow the scoring using the free GolfAustin.Org application for I-Phones and Android devices.  Scores will be posted at the turn and after the round.  Leaders tee off at 12:40.  Tee times are available on the tournament information page.  Click here to access full tournament information.

Click on the players name to see his scorecard.

Pos Player Thru Total R1 R2 Total
T1 Paul Romero 12:50 PM -3 69 69
T1 Steve Paterson 12:50 PM -3 69 69
T1 Jeff Shell 12:50 PM -3 69 69
4 Robert Evans 12:40 PM -2 70 70
5 David Backus 12:40 PM E 72 72
T6 Jay Reynolds 12:40 PM +1 73 73
T6 Erik Henson 12:30 PM +1 73 73
T6 Rodney Thompson 12:30 PM +1 73 73
T6 Brian Noonan 12:30 PM +1 73 73
T6 Brandon Phillips 12:20 PM +1 73 73
T6 George “Bubba” Sykes 12:20 PM +1 73 73
T12 Steven Siers 12:20 PM +2 74 74
T12 Manny Bhakta 12:10 PM +2 74 74
T12 Chris Benestante 12:10 PM +2 74 74
T12 Matt Riley 12:10 PM +2 74 74
T12 Christopher Ferraro 12:00 PM +2 74 74
T12 Gene Black 12:00 PM +2 74 74
T18 Chris Hartenstein 12:00 PM +3 75 75
T18 Jonathan Alden 11:50 AM +3 75 75
T18 Brett Egge 11:50 AM +3 75 75
T18 Randy Reynolds 11:50 AM +3 75 75
T18 Adam ONeal 11:40 AM +3 75 75
T18 Tommy Norris 11:40 AM +3 75 75
T24 Craig Cyr 11:40 AM +4 76 76
T24 John Perez 11:20 AM +4 76 76
T24 Matt Fisher 11:20 AM +4 76 76
T24 Joe Ramos 11:20 AM +4 76 76
T24 David Bales 11:10 AM +4 76 76
T29 Chris Lyles 11:10 AM +5 77 77
T29 Matthew Wahl 11:10 AM +5 77 77
T29 Daniel Alba 11:00 AM +5 77 77
T29 Tosch Lucas 11:00 AM +5 77 77
T29 Rob Ormand 11:00 AM +5 77 77
T34 Josh Luongo 10:50 AM +6 78 78
T34 Greg Smith 10:50 AM +6 78 78
T34 Robert DuCharme 8:30 AM +6 78 78
T34 Ben Carter 10:50 AM +6 78 78
T34 Mike Allen 10:40 AM +6 78 78
T34 Steve Trafton 8:30 AM +6 78 78
T34 Thomas Barry 10:40 AM +6 78 78
T34 Jeff Minton 8:30 AM +6 78 78
T42 Nathan Shilling 10:40 AM +7 79 79
T42 Lee Krassner 10:30 AM +7 79 79
T44 James Gustafson 10:30 AM +8 80 80
T44 Bob Whitlock 8:20 AM +8 80 80
T44 Peach Reynolds 10:30 AM +8 80 80
T44 Jason Stoddard 10:20 AM +8 80 80
T44 Greg Jones 10:20 AM +8 80 80
T44 Sean Durkin 8:20 AM +8 80 80
T44 Bryan Mann 8:20 AM +8 80 80
T51 Mark Baldree 10:20 AM +9 81 81
T51 Michael Goldwater 10:10 AM +9 81 81
T51 Steve Sassman 10:10 AM +9 81 81
T51 Alex Woodward 10:10 AM +9 81 81
T51 Kevin Dahl 8:10 AM +9 81 81
T51 Kelly Cramer 9:50 AM +9 81 81
T51 Bart Antle 8:10 AM +9 81 81
T58 Josh Swanson 9:50 AM +10 82 82
T58 Vince Brunssen 9:50 AM +10 82 82
T58 J P Scott 9:40 AM +10 82 82
T58 Mark Schnabel 8:00 AM +10 82 82
T62 Jerry Thorn 9:40 AM +11 83 83
T62 Barrett Sandefur 9:40 AM +11 83 83
T62 Kevin McCalla 8:00 AM +11 83 83
T62 T. Ross Henry 9:30 AM +11 83 83
T62 Clint Howell 9:30 AM +11 83 83
T62 Johnny Jeffers 9:30 AM +11 83 83
T68 Robert Specjal 9:20 AM +12 84 84
T68 Paul Moore 9:20 AM +12 84 84
T68 Garrett White 9:20 AM +12 84 84
T68 Mike Harkins 9:10 AM +12 84 84
T68 Tim Elbrecht 8:00 AM +12 84 84
T68 Trevor Spring 7:50 AM +12 84 84
T74 Patrick Giles 9:10 AM +13 85 85
T74 David Barnes 9:10 AM +13 85 85
T74 Scott Romig 9:00 AM +13 85 85
T77 David Gammie 9:00 AM +14 86 86
T77 Paul Canas 9:00 AM +14 86 86
T77 Jan Douglass 8:50 AM +14 86 86
T77 David Griffin 8:50 AM +14 86 86
81 Phillip Boyd 7:50 AM +15 87 87
T82 Myron Jordahl 8:50 AM +16 88 88
T82 Jim Strickland 7:50 AM +16 88 88
T84 Russell Brightman 8:40 AM +17 89 89
T84 Jared Norrell 8:40 AM +17 89 89
86 David Brader 8:40 AM +21 93 93
DID NOT FINISH
WD Will Upthegrove +6
* denotes a 10th hole start

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Spring Championship Play Begins Saturday

The Spring Championship marks the beginning of the mid-amateur golf season in Austin.  The annual event, formerly known as the Spring Mid-Amateur Championship, is held at Morris Williams Golf Course in late March.  As a result, weather can be a big factor in the event.

Last year, the course was recovering from a restoration project,  increased play and  a harsh winter that had the course closed about 10 days for various freezes and cold weather.   As a result, the greens were in poor condition.   In addition, as the tournament took place, a cold front moved in with gusty winds and cold temperatures that resulted  in brutal scoring conditions.  The low round of the day on Sunday was 76.

This year, the course has had time to recover and it is in good condition in general.  The greens have a nice cover of winter rye grass and are rolling well.  They are quite firm and will play somewhat fast during the tournament.  They are scheduled to be treated soon after the tournament.

2014 Champ Brian Noonan with Beth Cleckler

2014 Champ Brian Noonan with Beth Cleckler

About ninety players are registered to play in the event, including the defending champion Brian Noonan.    Noonan will have to play well to defend his title as most of the top amateurs in the area are entered in the tournament.

Steve Paterson

Steve Paterson

Steve Paterson, who won the Austin Amateur Golf points race in 2014 will be in the field along with Jay Reynolds, who won the TGA South Region Mid-Amateur Championship last week with a closing round 65.

Jay Reynolds - 2015 TGA South Region Mid Am Champ

Jay Reynolds – 2015 TGA South Region Mid Am Champ

This marks Reynolds first amateur win since regaining his amateur status and playing most of last year as an amateur.  He contended in numerous tournaments prior to this year’s win.

See the list of players and follow the scoring at the GolfAustin.Org website or download the free I-Phone or Android GolfAustin app and use your mobile device to keep up with the action.

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Westlake Boys Wins District 14-6A Golf Title, Lake Travis 2nd – Both Advance To Regional

Westlake Boys - 2015 District 14-6A Champs

Westlake Boys – 2015 District 14-6A Champs

Nick Costello, shown here in the center holding the trophy,  led the Westlake Boys I team to the District 14-6A Golf Championship Team title and captured the individual title by shooting 72-72=144 at Roy Kizer Golf Course March 25-26, 2015.

Pictured from left to right are Coach Callan Nokes, Reese Ramsey, Henrik Olsson, Nick Costello, Reid Davenport, Michael Rome, and Assistant Coach Lane Grigg.

Playing conditions for the first round were ideal but a front moved into the area Wednesday night and the second round was played in cooler temperatures with 20-30 mph winds and occasional gusts to 40 mph.   As a result, second round scores were higher.

The Lake Travis Boys Team I, led by Nick Winborn, finished in second place and will also advance to the Boys Region II – 6A tournament to be held at Cottonwood Creek in Waco Texas on April 13-14.  Winborn finished in second place in the individual standings after winning a playoff with Reese Ramsey of Westlake.  Both players were tied at 147, three shots behind Nick Costello.

Trevor Brown, who played on the Westlake II team, and Taylor Greenway, who played for Austin High I team will advance to the regional tournament as individual medalist qualifiers.

Taylor Greenway of Austin High made a hole in one on the 13th hole during the first round

More information about area high school golf is available under the “My Golf – High School Golf” tab of this website.

Team Scores

Last First School Rd 1 Rd2 Tot T1 T2 TT
Costello Nick Westlake I 72 72 144 288 302 590
Ramsey Reese Westlake I 72 75 147 288 302 590
Olsson Henrik Westlake I 71 77 148 288 302 590
Davenport Reid Westlake I 73 78 151 288 302 590
Rome Michael Westlake I 75 79 154 288 302 590
Winborn Nick Lake Travis I 72 75 147 294 317 611
Broadhurst Tau Lake Travis I 72 80 152 294 317 611
Budde Jake Lake Travis I 77 79 156 294 317 611
Baxter Dillon Lake Travis I 73 84 157 294 317 611
Stalker Tristan Lake Travis I 80 83 163 294 317 611
Brown Trevor Westlake II 72 78 150 296 321 617
McGinley Ryan Westlake II 73 82 155 296 321 617
Gillingwater Trey Westlake II 74 83 157 296 321 617
West Zack Westlake II 78 80 158 296 321 617
Stewart Matthew Westlake II 77 81 158 296 321 617
Greenway Taylor Austin I 72 81 153 310 327 637
Ezell Will Austin I 77 77 154 310 327 637
Miller Forest Austin I 76 84 160 310 327 637
Chibib Drew Austin I 85 85 170 310 327 637
Chauarria Salvador Austin I 86 87 173 310 327 637
Smith Palmer Lake Travis II 78 77 155 315 322 637
Smith Carson Lake Travis II 79 78 157 315 322 637
Kelley Raleigh Lake Travis II 77 83 160 315 322 637
Wagner Tanner Lake Travis II 81 84 165 315 322 637
Gurley Christian Lake Travis II 82 84 166 315 322 637
Osgood Cade Anderson I 77 79 156 324 337 661
Osgood Ben Anderson I 78 85 163 324 337 661
Breed James Anderson I 89 82 171 324 337 661
Miller Holt Anderson I 80 91 171 324 337 661
Fleher Nick Anderson I 92 97 189 324 337 661
Cervantes JD Bowie I 90 87 177 355 355 710
Zablaoski Dawson Bowie I 90 87 177 355 355 710
Herrera Jonathan Bowie I 89 88 177 355 355 710
Mayo Brad Bowie I 87 94 181 355 355 710
Flanigan Connor Bowie I 89 93 182 355 355 710
Diaz Gerry Hays I 78 85 163 348 368 716
Roberts Chandler Hays I 84 84 168 348 368 716
Gola Jackson Hays I 95 97 192 348 368 716
Moss JD Hays I 91 102 193 348 368 716
Perez Gabe Hays I 99 110 209 348 368 716
Kreisler Kyle Von Austin II 83 78 161 368 356 724
Mercado Jonathan Austin II 88 85 173 368 356 724
Draughn David Austin II 99 93 192 368 356 724
Weldon-Carroll Ryancole Austin II 98 100 198 368 356 724
Boles Campbell Austin II WD WD WD 368 356 724
Pichette Jacob Anderson II 87 94 181 360 378 738
Bruehl Sebastian Anderson II 92 91 183 360 378 738
Abernathy Brett Anderson II 91 93 184 360 378 738
Lee Thomas Anderson II 93 100 193 360 378 738
Yeric Paul Anderson II 90 104 194 360 378 738
Bridges Jake Bowie II 83 88 171 368 388 756
Huxtable Parker Bowie II 90 97 187 368 388 756
Tondre Cameron Bowie II 98 100 198 368 388 756
Long Braden Bowie II 97 107 204 368 388 756
Hilton Andrew Bowie II 103 103 206 368 388 756
Arredondo Joseph Lehman I 95 101 196 406 415 821
Hinojosa Noe Lehman I 106 96 202 406 415 821
Deutsch Ethan Lehman I 102 103 205 406 415 821
Ware Michael Lehman I 103 115 218 406 415 821
Murillo Matthew Del Valle I 126 122 248 537 508 1045
Ledesma Xavier Del Valle I 132 119 251 537 508 1045
Smith Jacob Del Valle I 135 134 269 537 508 1045
Gieseke Reid Del Valle I 147 133 280 537 508 1045
De Los Santos Rene Del Valle I 144 138 282 537 508 1045

Individual Results

Last First School Rd 1 Rd2 Tot
Costello Nick Westlake I 72 72 144 1st
Winborn Nick Lake Travis I 72 75 147 2nd
Ramsey Reese Westlake I 72 75 147 3rd
Olsson Henrik Westlake I 71 77 148
Brown Trevor Westlake II 72 78 150 Advance to Regional
Davenport Reid Westlake I 73 78 151
Broadhurst Tau Lake Travis I 72 80 152
Greenway Taylor Austin I 72 81 153 Advance to Regional
Rome Michael Westlake I 75 79 154
Ezell Will Austin I 77 77 154 1st Regional Alternate
McGinley Ryan Westlake II 73 82 155 2nd Regional Alternate
Smith Palmer Lake Travis II 78 77 155
Budde Jake Lake Travis I 77 79 156
Osgood Cade Anderson I 77 79 156
Baxter Dillon Lake Travis I 73 84 157
Gillingwater Trey Westlake II 74 83 157
Smith Carson Lake Travis II 79 78 157
West Zack Westlake II 78 80 158
Stewart Matthew Westlake II 77 81 158
Kofnovec Cole Lake Travis Med. 78 80 158
Miller Forest Austin I 76 84 160
Kelley Raleigh Lake Travis II 77 83 160
Pate Kody Westlake Med 82 78 160
Kreisler Kyle Von Austin II 83 78 161
Protass Jason Lake Travis Med. 84 77 161
Stalker Tristan Lake Travis I 80 83 163
Osgood Ben Anderson I 78 85 163
Diaz Gerry Hays I 78 85 163
Wagner Tanner Lake Travis II 81 84 165
Briscoe Dylan Lake Travis Med. 81 84 165
Gurley Christian Lake Travis II 82 84 166
Gammill Major Westlake Med 82 85 167
Roberts Chandler Hays I 84 84 168
Chibib Drew Austin I 85 85 170
Breed James Anderson I 89 82 171
Miller Holt Anderson I 80 91 171
Bridges Jake Bowie II 83 88 171
Bates Alex Westlake Med 85 86 171
Chauarria Salvador Austin I 86 87 173
Mercado Jonathan Austin II 88 85 173
Cervantes JD Bowie I 90 87 177
Zablaoski Dawson Bowie I 90 87 177
Herrera Jonathan Bowie I 89 88 177
Mayo Brad Bowie I 87 94 181
Pichette Jacob Anderson II 87 94 181
Christain Jackson Austin Med. 89 92 181
Flanigan Connor Bowie I 89 93 182
Bruehl Sebastian Anderson II 92 91 183
Abernathy Brett Anderson II 91 93 184
Laughlin Grant Austin Med. 91 94 185
Huxtable Parker Bowie II 90 97 187
Fleher Nick Anderson I 92 97 189
Gola Jackson Hays I 95 97 192
Draughn David Austin II 99 93 192
Moss JD Hays I 91 102 193
Lee Thomas Anderson II 93 100 193
Yeric Paul Anderson II 90 104 194
Arredondo Joseph Lehman I 95 101 196
Holubec Thomas Austin Med. 93 104 197
Weldon-Carroll Ryancole Austin II 98 100 198
Tondre Cameron Bowie II 98 100 198
McCray Blake Anderson Med. 98 101 199
Hinojosa Noe Lehman I 106 96 202
Vela Antonio Akins Med. 103 99 202
Long Braden Bowie II 97 107 204
Turney Bryce Bowie Med. 102 102 204
Deutsch Ethan Lehman I 102 103 205
Wilson Parker Anderson Med. 103 102 205
Hilton Andrew Bowie II 103 103 206
Gunn Joe Hays Med. 97 111 208
Perez Gabe Hays I 99 110 209
Roman Andrew Bowie Med. 115 96 211
Dover Eli Hays Med. 107 106 213
Moore Jacob Bowie Med. 111 104 215
Wilson Colin Anderson Med. 104 112 216
Ware Michael Lehman I 103 115 218
Webb Omar Akins Med. 120 99 219
Bigelow Perry Hays Med. 113 107 220
Azarte Gustavo Akins Med. 115 114 229
Murillo Matthew Del Valle I 126 122 248
Ledesma Xavier Del Valle I 132 119 251
Smith Jacob Del Valle I 135 134 269
Reyes Jonathan Del Valle Med 134 142 276
Gieseke Reid Del Valle I 147 133 280
De Los Santos Rene Del Valle I 144 138 282
Gonzales Andrew Del Valle Med 150 140 290
Boles Campbell Austin II WD WD WD
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Jay Reynold’s 65 Captures TGA South Mid-Am

Jay Reynolds shot 65 Sunday at Lakecliff Country Club in Spicewood, Texas to capture the Texas Golf Association South Mid-Amateur title by five shots.  Reynolds, who started the day tied for the lead at two under par, birdied the first two holes.  He gained the lead on the front nine and solidified it on the back to capture the title.

Steffan Schmieding and Joe Bendetti, both of Austin, finished in a tie for 7th at two over par.

Click here to read the TGA story on the tournament.

Full Leaderboard
Fav SC Pos. Player City Today Hole Total R1 R2 Total
1 Reynolds, Jay Austin -6 F -8 69 65 134
2 Wilhelm, Ross San Antonio -1 F -3 69 70 139
T3 Bonneau, Jess Houston -1 F -1 71 70 141
T3 Booker, Mike The Woodlands Even F -1 70 71 141
T5 Helmle, Shaun Seabrook -3 F Even 74 68 142
T5 Kearney, Bob Houston Even F Even 71 71 142
T7 Lee, Danny San Antonio -3 F +2 76 68 144
T7 Cristea, Nicholas Cypress +1 F +2 72 72 144
T7 Schmieding, Steffan Austin +1 F +2 72 72 144
T7 Pierce, John San Antonio +1 F +2 72 72 144
T7 Bendetti, Joe Austin +2 F +2 71 73 144
T12 Lance, Randy The Woodlands Even F +3 74 71 145
T12 Noonan, Brian Austin Even F +3 74 71 145
T12 Causey, Chris Houston +2 F +3 72 73 145
T12 Miskell, Terrence New Braunfels +2 F +3 72 73 145
T12 Thompson, Rodney Katy +3 F +3 71 74 145
T12 Youngs, Pat San Antonio +4 F +3 70 75 145
T18 Hogan, Erik Spring +1 F +4 74 72 146
T18 Bateman, Josh Spring +3 F +4 72 74 146
T18 Hurlbert, Craig The Woodlands +3 F +4 72 74 146
T21 Black, Gene Austin -1 F +5 77 70 147
T21 Jones, Jarratt Boerne Even F +5 76 71 147
T21 Smith, Benjamin Houston +1 F +5 75 72 147
T24 Evans, Robert Austin +1 F +6 76 72 148
T24 Hallmark, Trey Boerne +2 F +6 75 73 148
T26 Swanson, Josh Austin -2 F +7 80 69 149
T26 Bhakta, Manny Burnet +2 F +7 76 73 149
T26 Hyde, Trevor Kerrville +7 F +7 71 78 149
T29 Haymon, Broc Pasadena +1 F +8 78 72 150
T29 Smith, Scott Houston +6 F +8 73 77 150
T29 Shive, Chris Lago Vista +7 F +8 72 78 150
T32 Allen III, George The HIlls Even F +9 80 71 151
T32 Stuart, Seth Austin +2 F +9 78 73 151
T32 Atkinson, Jeff Cypress +2 F +9 78 73 151
T32 Curiel, Arnoldo Mission +3 F +9 77 74 151
T32 Caldwell, Trey Round Rock +3 F +9 77 74 151
T32 Sanchez, Ed San Antonio +4 F +9 76 75 151
T32 Wernecke, Matt Austin +7 F +9 73 78 151
T39 Chester, Marcus Houston +2 F +10 79 73 152
T39 Clarke, Ryan Houston +3 F +10 78 74 152
T39 Smith, Ryan Austin +9 F +10 72 80 152
42 Dowdall, John Fulshear +2 F +11 80 73 153
T43 Clayton, Chase San Antonio +7 F +12 76 78 154
T43 Logan, Kyle Victoria +7 F +12 76 78 154
T43 Waikem, Ryan Houston +8 F +12 75 79 154
T46 Hamal, Wayne The Woodlands +4 F +13 80 75 155
T46 Lowe, Adam Hondo +5 F +13 79 76 155
48 McClung, Mike Marble Falls +7 F +14 78 78 156
49 Loewen, Dale Pearland +3 F +15 83 74 157
T50 Woodward, Alex Austin +8 F +16 79 79 158
T50 Smith, Cullen Angleton +10 F +16 77 81 158
T52 Starnes, Kelly San Antonio +7 F +17 81 78 159
T52 Jez, Cory Austin +9 F +17 79 80 159
54 Fama, Alan Houston +7 F +18 82 78 160
55 Siers, Steven Georgetown +7 F +19 83 78 161
56 Leblanc, Jonathan Houston +10 F +21 82 81 163
T57 Tyson, Jack League City +15 F +24 80 86 166
T57 Wilkerson, Larry Houston +18 F +24 77 89 166
59 Tolson, Ben Austin +17 F +33 87 88 175
60 Palacios, Marco Austin WD 79
T61 Aramburu, Derek Cedar Park WD WD
T61 Immenschuh, Thomas San Antonio WD WD
T61 Shreve, Jed Houston WD WD

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Dossey posts 127 for 36 holes

cooper dosseyDuring a recent practice round, Cooper Dossey shot 127 over 36 holes at the Republic Golf Club in San Antonio.  Dossey plays for Vandegrift High School and was named as an honorable mention for the 2014 Rolex Junior All-American team.

Matt Werneke, the coach of the current Boys 4A state championship team on which Dossey played,  provided the following information about Dossey’s recent excellent play.

“I took my top players down to The Republic GC in San Antonio to play 36 holes and get a good look at the Regional golf course for later in April. We played a team best-ball match against Kerrville Tivy for the first 18 and then an Intrasquad best-ball match for the second 18.  We putted everything out both rounds and Cooper Dossey shot rounds of 65-62.  Pretty impressive day of golf”

Sounds like the coach is providing his team with the opportunity to advance to the state championships again this year and has the players to put a strong showing on the board.

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Jay Reynolds Tied For Lead In TGA South Mid-Am

jay reynoldsJay Reynolds of Austin shot two under par 70 at Lakecliff Country Club in Spicewood, Texas to share the lead of the Texas Golf Association Championship.  He is tied with Ross Wilhelm of San Antonio.

The championship, originally scheduled for 54 holes of stroke play, has been shortened to two rounds due to weather conditions.  The final round will be Sunday.

See the full leaderboard at this link.

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Vandegrift Dominates Burnet Invitational

The Vandegrift Boys and Girls Golf Teams won the team titles at the Burnet Invitational Golf Tournament and team members captured the individual titles as well.  Click here to access the Vandegrift Golf Team website and more photos of the winning team.

vandy boys 2015In Boys competition, the defending State 4A champion Vandegrift boys team won by 38 shots over second place Belton.  In addition, the Vandegrift B team finished in third place. Looks like the Vandegrift golf program is in pretty good shape.

Boys Team Scores

Austin Vandegrift A 295 292 587 1
Belton A 312 313 625 2
Austin Vandegrift B 316 314 630 3
Lampasas A 327 330 657 4
Georgetown A 329 332 661 5
Austin Lake Travis A 326 336 662 6
Burnet A 337 340 677 T-7
Dripping Springs A 334 343 677 T-7
New Braunfels A 353 342 695 9
Copperas Cove A 359 362 721 10
Copperas Cove B 424 413 837 11
Austin McCallum A 449 426 875 12
Marble Falls A 375 DNQ 0 DNQ
Austin Lake Travis I DNQ DNQ 0 DNQ
Copperas Cove I DNQ DNQ 0 DNQ
Georgetown East View I DNQ DNQ 0 DNQ
Pflugerville I DNQ DNQ 0 DNQ
Austin Vandegrift I DNQ DNQ 0 DNQ

vandy girls 2015In the girls competition,  Vandegrift won convincingly with a 61 shot margin.  Led by Jenna Phillips, the Vandegrift girls captured the top three individual spots as well.

Girls Team Scores

School Team Round 1 Round 2 Total Place
Austin Vandegrift A 307 304 611 1
Schertz Clemens A 326 346 672 2
Lampasas A 354 342 696 3
New Braunfels A 350 351 701 4
Georgetown A 351 357 708 5
Marble Falls A 377 382 759 6
Copperas Cove A 381 390 771 7
Dripping Springs A 395 395 790 8
Burnet A 421 401 822 9
Copperas Cove I DNQ DNQ 0 DNQ
Marble Falls I DNQ DNQ 0 DNQ
Tuscola Jim Ned I DNQ DNQ 0 DNQ
Austin Vandegrift I DNQ DNQ 0 DNQ

cooper dosseyIn the individual race, Cooper Dossey continued his good play by posting 72-71= 143 for a one shot victory over teammate Tobin Niblett.  Teammate Daniel Martinez finished in third, giving Vandy the top three spots in the individual race.

Boys Individual Scores

 

First Name Last Name School r1 r2 Total
Cooper Dossey Austin Vandegrift 72 71 143
Tobin Niblett Austin Vandegrift 72 72 144
Daniel Martinez Austin Vandegrift 74 75 149
Dalton Hankamer Belton 75 75 150
Brandon Hoff Austin Vandegrift 77 74 151
Robert Arnold Belton 75 78 153
Blake Graham Lampasas 76 78 154
Chase Rios New Braunfels 77 78 155
Thomas Winters Marble Falls 79 76 155
William Paysse Belton 77 78 155
Taylor Kaye Georgetown 81 75 156
Dalton Doerr Austin Vandegrift 80 78 158
Foster Givens Austin Vandegrift 77 81 158
Jacob Rockefeller Austin Vandegrift 81 77 158
Jakob Miller Austin Vandegrift 82 78 160
Tanner Wagner Austin Lake Travis 77 83 160
Holden Hernandez Burnet 81 79 160
Reid Powell Austin Lake Travis 81 82 163
Corey Scully Georgetown 81 82 163
Lucas Mylet Austin Vandegrift 78 86 164
Jason Protass Austin Lake Travis 82 82 164
Jake Budde Austin Lake Travis 83 83 166
Michael Guzaldo Dripping Springs 81 85 166
Payden Clayman Georgetown East View 86 81 167
Talon Wright Lampasas 82 85 167
Hayden Seay Dripping Springs 83 84 167
Lucas Garza Georgetown 79 88 167
Zach Hites Belton 85 82 167
Trent Robertson Austin Vandegrift 81 87 168
Skyler Young Austin Vandegrift 87 82 169
Christopher Cameron Dripping Springs 80 89 169
Tayden Qualls Burnet 82 89 171
Brady Berry Lampasas 88 84 172
Alan Mezger Marble Falls 93 79 172
Trent Holloman Lampasas 87 86 173
Kel Winn Burnet 88 85 173
Grayson Litowitz Austin Lake Travis 84 90 174
Travis Dewald Copperas Cove 86 88 174
Tyler Cameron Dripping Springs 90 85 175
Grant Bracken Austin Lake Travis 88 88 176
Bret Smith Austin McCallum 88 89 177
Bryce Anderson Copperas Cove 82 95 177
Cody Cheatham New Braunfels 89 91 180
Brent Gardner New Braunfels 95 85 180
Davis Northcutt Georgetown 88 92 180
Lander Fagan Georgetown 94 87 181
Zane Festi Pflugerville 87 95 182
Trevor Blend Burnet 86 96 182
Kris Murphy New Braunfels 94 89 183
Tyler Davis Burnet 96 87 183
Dustin Dean Copperas Cove 96 89 185
Tanner Roddy Georgetown East View 97 89 186
Chance Wright Dripping Springs 93 94 187
Austin Fredrickson Copperas Cove 95 93 188
Chris Gregg Marble Falls 87 105 192
Jackson Moody Pflugerville 99 93 192
Caden McAnnally Copperas Cove 101 92 193
Damon Daiz Copperas Cove 100 95 195
Donovan Ritchie Copperas Cove 103 103 206
Charles Comerford Austin McCallum 114 98 212
Bryce Ranes Copperas Cove 114 105 219
Peyton Diaz Copperas Cove 112 110 222
Ben Cosson Austin McCallum 129 129 258
Christian Hunick Marble Falls 123 0 DNQ
Blake January Lampasas 82 83 165
Landry Jones Marble Falls 116 0 DNQ
Kyle Kendrick New Braunfels 93 90 183
Drake McIntosh Georgetown East View 92 101 193
Justin Orr Copperas Cove 109 110 219
Felix Pelegrin Austin McCallum 118 110 228
Marcos Ortiz Copperas Cove 118 119 237

Girls Individual Scores

First Name Last Name School 1 2 Total
Jenna Phillips Austin Vandegrift 71 74 145
Erin Fahey Austin Vandegrift 80 73 153
Abbie Dunn Austin Vandegrift 75 82 157
Caitlin Brown New Braunfels 80 78 158
Sophie Di Gesualdo Austin Vandegrift 81 77 158
Alicia Lehane Schertz Clemens 74 85 159
Bailey Pehl Georgetown 78 82 160
Lauren Beckwith Burnet 76 85 161
Dabin Cleary Schertz Clemens 80 81 161
Story Shaw Austin Vandegrift 81 80 161
Jordan Jalufka Austin Vandegrift 80 81 161
Kena Cox Lampasas 85 80 165
Megan Rhoads Schertz Clemens 81 89 170
Tyler Morrison Copperas Cove 78 92 170
Sarah Rovenstine Austin Vandegrift 86 84 170
Abby Adams New Braunfels 87 86 173
Abbie Carson Lampasas 85 88 173
Brynna Bunte Georgetown 87 88 175
Mikayla Miller Copperas Cove 94 82 176
Destiny Carr Lampasas 91 85 176
Lindsay Koppel Dripping Springs 90 89 179
Jenna Patel Georgetown 92 89 181
Leila Ayers Schertz Clemens 91 91 182
Kelsie Tackitt Marble Falls 89 93 182
Niki Terry Lampasas 93 89 182
Shayna McElroy New Braunfels 91 93 184
Katelyn Jackson Dripping Springs 92 92 184
Megan McElroy New Braunfels 92 94 186
Blaire Hambrick Marble Falls 99 91 190
Delaney Kelley Marble Falls 95 95 190
Cailey Scully Georgetown 94 98 192
Peyton Glassco New Braunfels 100 96 196
Samantha Offutt Marble Falls 94 103 197
Taylor Carroll Burnet 101 98 199
Brittany Taylor Schertz Clemens 93 106 199
Sarah Lingle Lampasas 101 104 205
Shelcee Clark Marble Falls 103 108 211
Megan Shuck Copperas Cove 106 106 212
Megan Wehmeier Copperas Cove 103 110 213
Leah Goodrich Dripping Springs 116 100 216
Kelsey Kane Dripping Springs 105 114 219
Paige Whipple Dripping Springs 108 114 222
Emma Dooley Georgetown 113 113 226
K Lewis Copperas Cove 114 112 226
Charlsie Floyd Burnet 119 108 227
Kassidy Reitan Marble Falls 116 113 229
Kali Thompson Marble Falls 116 118 234
Reagan Giesenschlag Burnet 125 110 235
Hannah Stock Copperas Cove 120 119 239
Bailee Jordan Marble Falls 130 122 252
Kaylee Welch Copperas Cove 128 126 254
Landry Allen Tuscola Jim Ned 0 94 DNQ

 

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Paul Romero Finishes 4th In Regional Event

Paul Romero of Austin finished fourth in the open division of the Golf San Antonio Regional Event, held at Commanche Trace this past weekend.  Romero was the highest Austin finisher in a field comprised mostly of San Antonio players.  Gene Black finished tied for 8th in the senior division.

The event is the first of the season in the Austin Amateur Golf schedule of events that offers points toward making the Austin Rudy’s Cup team.  The point system for the Rudy’s Cup Team has been revised this year to award points to only the top ten finishers in selected local tournaments along with some Texas Golf Association Events and USGA events.   For more about that point system, visit the Austin Amateur Golf Website.

 

Open Division

1 Trey Hallmark  Boerne, TX (p) E F +2 74 72 146
T2 Ryan Villarreal  San Antonio, TX +3 F +2 71 75 146
T2 Brian Marchiori  San Antonio, TX +2 F +2 72 74 146
4 Paul Romero  Austin, TX +4 F +5 73 76 149
5 Luke Healy  San Antonio, TX +5 F +5 72 77 149
6 Adam Lowe  Castroville, TX +4 F +7 75 76 151
7 Trevor Hyde  Kerrville, TX +4 F +8 76 76 152
8 Mark Macejewski  San Antonio, TX +5 F +9 76 77 153
9 Bart Wilson  San Antonio, TX +3 F +9 78 75 153
10 Edward Sanchez  San Antonio, TX +5 F +10 77 77 154
11 Terrence Miskell  New Braunfels, TX +7 F +11 76 79 155
12 Jay Reynolds  Austin, TX +4 F +11 79 76 155
13 Peter Van Delden  San Antonio, TX +3 F +12 81 75 156
14 John Perez  San Antonio, TX +8 F +12 76 80 156
15 Danny Lee  San Antonio, TX +4 F +13 81 76 157
16 Ralph Shaw Jr  San Antonio, TX +13 F +14 73 85 158
17 Gene Williams  San Antonio, TX +10 F +15 77 82 159
18 Benjamin Carriker  San Antonio, TX +7 F +17 82 79 161
19 Eric Wilkins  Houston, TX +9 F +17 80 81 161
20 Dustin Weldon  San Antonio, TX +8 F +18 82 80 162
21 Zan Terry  San Antonio, TX +11 F +19 80 83 163
22 Billy Thomas  Kerrville, TX +12 F +19 79 84 163
23 Matt Jungman  Austin, TX +11 F +19 80 83 163
24 Chase Clayton  San Antonio, TX +14 F +20 78 86 164
25 Dillon Rangnow  San Antonio, TX +15 F +20 77 87 164
26 Derick Daniels  Fair Oaks Ranch, TX +16 F +21 77 88 165
27 Jacob Gentry  Corpus Christi, TX +17 F +23 78 89 167
28 Brett Stratil  San Antonio, TX +14 F +23 81 86 167
29 Michael Burniston  Kerrville, TX +12 F +23 83 84 167
30 Chris Brown  San Antonio, TX +16 F +23 79 88 167
31 Nikolas D Mabry  San Antonio, Texas +13 F +28 87 85 172
32 Roger Flores, Jr.  San Antonio, TX +13 F +30 89 85 174
33 Marco Palacios  Austin, TX +17 F +32 87 89 176
34 J.R. Rodriguez  San Antonio, TX +16 F +33 89 88 177
35 Peter Snaddon  Cibolo, TX +22 F +40 90 94 184
DID NOT FINISH
WD Greg Jones  Austin, TX +20 92 92
WD Matt Gaitan  San Antonio, TX
NC Rabi Thapa  Seguin, TX +16 88 88
NC Carlos de Leon  San Antonio, TX
NS Tanner Doyel  Austin, TX +11 83 83
NS Ryan Trevino  San Antonio, TX +28 100 100
(p) denotes won playoff, * denotes a 10th hole start

Senior Division.

Pos Player Today Thru Total R1 R2 Total
1 Bk Cody  Kerrville, TX (p) +2 F +3 73 74 147
2 John Stark  San Antonio, TX +7 F +3 68 79 147
3 Bobby Baugh  San Antonio, TX +3 F +4 73 75 148
4 Harry Ramirez  San Antonio, TX +7 F +8 73 79 152
T5 Kelly Starnes  San Antonio, TX +3 F +9 78 75 153
T5 Chuck Ellenwood  Fair Oaks Ranch, TX +8 F +9 73 80 153
7 Bobby Haney  Canyon Lake, TX +13 F +11 70 85 155
T8 Jarratt Jones  Boerne, TX +5 F +13 80 77 157
T8 Tommy Brown  San Antonio, TX +10 F +13 75 82 157
T8 John Sconiers  Spring Branch, TX +7 F +13 78 79 157
T8 Gene Black  Austin, TX +10 F +13 75 82 157
12 Randy Block  San Antonio, TX +15 F +15 72 87 159
13 Dennis Terrell  Kerrville, TX +10 F +17 79 82 161
14 Dan Killian  Universal City, TX +16 F +18 74 88 162
15 David Mann  San Antonio, TX +14 F +23 81 86 167
T16 Alan Dale  New Braunfels, TX +14 F +25 83 86 169
T16 Bob Berger  Fair Oaks Ranch, TX +15 F +25 82 87 169
18 Art Terrazas  Helotes, TX +17 F +28 83 89 172
19 Mark Bearfield  Fair Oaks Ranch, TX +13 F +29 88 85 173
20 Penn Jackson  San Antonio, TX +26 F +53 99 98 197
DID NOT FINISH
WD Nicholas Mumford  Boerne, TX +5 77 77
NS Peter Crocitto  San Antonio, TX +8 80 80

 

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Lundell Making Good Progress

Lester Lundell Lester Lundell, an Austin golfing icon who underwent a liver transplant on December 31, 2014, is recovering nicely.   He is up and around and even doing some minimal putting and chipping.  Doctors indicate his recovery rate is one of the fasted they have seen.

During a conversation with Lester this past weekend,  he indicated he was finally beginning to feel better and it was obvious that he was beginning to regain some of chatter and good humor that has always been part of his charm.

At the current rate of recovery, he should be hitting balls within a couple of months.  If you are not familiar with Lundell’s playing record, visit his players profile at this link.

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