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Lloyd Morrison To Receive Sportsmanship Award From Hannon Cup Association

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2013 Hannon Cup Matches

Georg HannonThe Hannon Cup Association recently announced that the 2013 Hannon Cup matches will be held at The Hills of Lakeway on Monday and Tuesday November 4-5.  Members of the professional and amateur teams were named and are listed below.

Click on the link below to view the Official Program for the 2013 Hannon Cup Matches including player profiles, agenda for the opening ceremonies and activities of the Hannon Cup Association.

Matches program 2013

The following is an excerpt from a recent Hannon Cup Association Newsletter:

"The Hannon Society is very excited to bring the Annual Dinner and Hannon Cup Matches to The Hills of Lakeway November 3-5.  The Society dinner kicks off the event and has been an Association favorite since its inception. We are thrilled to announce this year's guest speaker will be CBS Sports announcer, Verne Lundquist . Verne joins a prestigious list of speakers including; Brandel Chamblee, David Feherty, Dan Jenkins, Bruce Lietzke, Bill Rogers and Dave Stockton. The Hannon Cup Matches hosts the top 14 male professional golfers in the area against the top 14 male amateur golfers in the area for two days of great competition, camaraderie and shared passion for the game.  Following a 2012 victory, the amateurs currently hold a 9-7 lead."

 

PROFESSIONAL TEAM
Aaron Chilek, Captain
Lonny Alexander
Rick Arnett
Joe Beck
Rufus Brijalba
Jean Paul Hebert
Thor Lokey
Brian Marini
Dale Morgan
Kyle O'Brien
Wes Skaggs
Ted Soule
Kevin Tracey
Omar Uresti
David Von Hoffmann 
 
 
AMATEUR TEAM
Dean Lundquist, Captain
Grady Bruce, Assistant Captain
Dan Lundquist, Assistant Captain
Jonathan Alden
Mike Allen
Michael Cooper
Robert Evans
Chris Hartenstein
Andy Kampen
Ron Kilby
Kody King
Keith Lundquist
Brian Noonan
Stephen Paterson
Greg Smith

Wayne Smith

 

 

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Austin Country Club Postpones Golf Course Rennovation

Last year, the membership of the Austin Country Club approved a golf course rennovation project that would have reconstructed the greens, replaced fairway grasses, leveled tee boxes and some other minor tweaks to the course.  However, the project was contingent upon receiving enough water to proceed.  In spite of the recent rains, the drought conditions have persisted. 

As a result, the Board of Directors was advised by the Greens Committee that the project should be postponed due to the current water shortage.  The excerpt below is from a communication from the President of the Board of Directors to the membership of Austin Country Club informing them of the decision to postpone the project.

"Everyone in Austin knows central Texas is in or near a drought of record. There is even talk of the Highland Lakes running dry in the foreseeable future.  We are now in late LCRA Stage II restrictions.  Just two weeks ago LCRA was expecting Stage III restrictions to commence before Thanksgiving.  The recent rainfall has caused LCRA to move the forecast for Stage III to February 2014.  Even as ACC received over 7 inches of rain October 30-31, Marble Falls received only 0.06 inches.   Obviously the future is uncertain, but LCRA continues to emphasize that the drought is not yet over.   Given the water situation and our project requirements, the ACC Board believes that the only responsible course of action is to postpone the restoration project until the necessary water supply is assured.  Because the project timeline dictates a November start, this means a minimum one year postponement is required.  The ACC course will be open in 2014."

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Rudy’s I-35 Cup Matches

The fifth annual Rudy's I-35 Cup is being played November 1-3 at Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio.  The event includes a fund raising scramble between Austin and San Antonio businesses on Friday, November 1st prior to a Ryder Cup style competition between amateur teams from Austin and San Antonio on Saturday and Sunday. 

More information about the Rudy's I-35 Cup and how to qualify as a player, become a sponsor or participate in the Rivalry Before the Matches is available on the Austin Amateur Golf website or the Golf San Antonio website.

The Rivalry Before The Matches

The "Rivalry Before The Matches" scramble, which has raised over $200,000 in the previous four years of the Rudy's Cup, takes place Friday and features teams from the Austin and San Antonio area businesses and individuals.  This year's participation in the Rivalary Before The Matches is proceeding at approximately the same pace with respect to the fund raising efforts.

The winners of the Rivalry Before The Matches will be recognized at the opening ceremonies Friday night.  Information about the sponsors, benefiting charities and more is available on the websites previously mentioned.

The Rudy's I-35 Cup Matches

The Rudy's I-35 Cup Matches will be played Saturday and Sunday at Oak Hills Country Club and the public is invited to watch these matches.  The format will be foursomes (alternate shot) on Saturday morning, four ball Saturday afternoon and singles on Sunday morning.

The opening ceremonies Friday night at Oak Hills Country Club will include dinner, a featured speaker, introduction of the Austin and San Antonio Rudy's Cup teams and the announcement of the pairings for Saturday's alternate shot competition.  The pairing for the afternoon four ball matches will be decided after the morning's foursome matches. Pairings for Sunday's singles matches will be decided after play on Saturday.

The Players

The players in the Rudy's I-35 Cup matches are mid-amateurs and seniors who have earned a spot on the team through a year long points race or were a captain's picks.  There are fourteen players per team plus non-playing captains and assistant captains. 

Austin selects the top nine mid-amateurs and top three seniors from the Austin Amateur Golf Rankings and the captain adds two picks to complete the fourteen man roster. View the rankings for the Austin Team   or the rankings for the San Antonio Team.  Note that different point scales are used for each city.

Follow the results of the matches

Results will be posted on the Austin Amateur Golf website and The Golf San Antonio website  The Golf San Antonio website will post results after each nine holes.

The 2013 Rudy's I-35 CupTeams

The 2013 Rudy's I-35 Teams are listed below and player profiles can be accessed by clicking on the player links below.  These links will take you to either AustinAmateurGolf.com or Golf San Antonio websites where player performances can be reviewed.

Austin Team

Captain: Randy Reynolds
Assistant Captain: Steve Hammond
 

The San Antonio Team

Captain Pat McMahan
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Fall State Preview Tournament Results

Here are the results from the Fall State Preview at Onion Creek last week.  The Fall State Preview Tournament is a  A 36 Hole "Preview" of the 5A State Championship to be played at Onion Creek in May.  Teams most likely to make the state playoffs are invited to participate in the tournament.

Team Results
         
Westlake Blue 291 288 579 1
The Woodlands 294 288 582 2
Lake Travis Black 288 297 585 3
Dallas Jesuit 298 299 597 4
Cinco Ranch 310 290 600 5
Southlake Carroll 306 294 600 5
Flower Mound Marcus 311 295 606 7
Lake Travis Red 310 301 611 8
Johnson 314 298 612 9
Churchill 311 307 618 10
Reagan 309 314 623 11
Grapevine 320 304 624 12
Austin High 318 316 634 13
O'Connor 326 313 639 14
Westlake White 317 322 639 14
New Braunfels 333 321 654 16
Smithson Valley 330 327 657 17
Clark 344 326 670 18

 

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Lake Travis Girls Finish Second In San Antonio

The Lake Travis High School Cavalier Girls Golf Team recently finished second in San Antonio at the NEISD Swing for the Cure at the historic Brackenridge Park Golf Course.  Emily Gillman, Ann Parmeter Kristen Gillman Veronica McGrail, Lauren Comegys, Courtney Gaskamp and Morgan Lay made the trip. 

Here is an excerpt from the CavCatchUpCombo:

"After a 1st round 295 that put the girls 14 back, they came back and played even better in the 2nd round
shooting 291. Although we played well in the final round, Allen played even better and
stretched their lead to 36. It was a great start to year with three players (EG, AP, VM)
improving by more than 15 shots each over last years’ performance in this same event.

Veronica finished 16 shots better in the final round alone! The golf course itself played
short so our strategy from the tee was generally conservative; leaving us lots of
wedges into greens. We have been working hard on our short games and we will continue
to work from 100 yards and in to help us to take advantage of these scoring
opportunities. These young ladies have really bought into our philosophy of have the
best short games in the State of Texas and it is beginning to pay off. In the Final Round
we had our best performance yet on the greens and had our highest team up and
down percentage of the tournament. Our focus now turns to our preparation for the
next event which takes place Nov. 1/2 at Sun City in Georgetown.

What Record Book?
Oh yeah, and Kristen Gillman shattered every record the LT Girls Golf has ever seen.
In her first round 65 she turned at even par and then rattled off 6 straight birdies to start
the back in route to a back 9 score of 29. She then proceeded to play the next 36 holes at
15 under par, and just cause, she decided not make any bogies in the final two rounds as
well.

Her first round 65 set the girls single round record formerly held by Mei Liu(67), but that
record only lived for a few hours as Little Gilley shot 63 in the afternoon. Counting her
first round back 9 and 2nd round front 9, she played that 18 holes in -13 59!!

Individual Scores
Kristen Gillman 65-63-66
Emily Gillman 75-76-74
Ann Parmeter 77-76-83
Lauren Comegys 78-76-83
Morgan Lay 80-83-75
Veronica McGrail 85-76-82
Courtney Gaskamp 89-89-84

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Hannon Cup Matches At Hills Of Lakeway – Teams Announced

Georg HannonThe Hannon Cup Association recently announced that the 2013 Hannon Cup matches will be held at The Hills of Lakeway on Monday and Tuesday November 4-5.  Members of the professional and amateur teams were named and are listed below.

The opening ceremonies for the matches will take place November 3rd at The Hills Country Club and the featured speaker for the banquet will be long time CBS sports announcer Verne Lundquist.   Team pictures will be taken at 6 pm and the banquet at 7 pm.

The following is an excerpt from a recent Hannon Cup Association Newsletter:

"The Hannon Society is very excited to bring the Annual Dinner and Hannon Cup Matches to The Hills of Lakeway November 3-5.  The Society dinner kicks off the event and has been an Association favorite since its inception. We are thrilled to announce this year's guest speaker will be CBS Sports announcer, Verne Lundquist . Verne joins a prestigious list of speakers including; Brandel Chamblee, David Feherty, Dan Jenkins, Bruce Lietzke, Bill Rogers and Dave Stockton. The Hannon Cup Matches hosts the top 14 male professional golfers in the area against the top 14 male amateur golfers in the area for two days of great competition, camaraderie and shared passion for the game.  Following a 2012 victory, the amateurs currently hold a 9-7 lead."

 

 

 Information about the Hannon Cup Association, how to join the Hannon Society as well as team and individual players records in the matches are  available at this link.

 

 

2013 Hannon Cup Matches Teams

PROFESSIONAL TEAM
Aaron Chilek, Captain
Lonny Alexander
Rick Arnett
Joe Beck
Rufus Brijalba
Jean Paul Hebert
Thor Lokey
Brian Marini
Dale Morgan
Kyle O'Brien
Wes Skaggs
Ted Soule
Kevin Tracey
Omar Uresti
David Von Hoffmann 
 
 
AMATEUR TEAM
Dean Lundquist, Captain
Grady Bruce, Assistant Captain
Dan Lundquist, Assistant Captain
Jerry Achilles
Mike Allen
Michael Cooper
Robert Evans
Chris Hartenstein
Andy Kampen
Ron Kilby
Kody King
Keith Lundquist
Brian Noonan
Stephen Paterson
Greg Smith

Wayne Smith

 

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Perrine And Papp Shine At AJGA Ping Invitational

Matthew Perrine and Kaitlyn Papp of Austin finished third and fourth in the 2013 AJGA Ping Invational, held at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  The invitational tournament featured the top players in the AJGA points rankings. 

Perrrine shot the low round of the tournament with a 69 and was presented with a Presidents Cup hole flag by Hunter Mahan in recognition of the accomplishment.  Perrine is in his senior year at Westlake High School and has committed to play collegiate golf at Auburn.

Papp lead the girls division for most of the tournament but encountered difficulty in the final round when rain disrupted play.   New to Austin, Papp is scheduled to play for Lake Travis High School in the Spring semester.

Final Leaderboard for Ping Inviational

Both players are taught by Ann-Marie Gildersleeve, Head Teaching Professional at Austin Country Club. Goldersleeve is a member of the LPGA and PGA

 

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Austinites In Texas Senior Amateur

Several Austinites are making the trip to the Texas Golf Association's Senior Amateur being held at Willow Brook Country Club in Tyler, Texas.  The competition begins Friday and consists of 54 holes of stroke play.  Follow the action at this link.

Among the local players to qualify for the event are:

Randy McCollum
Don Grider
James Bushnell
Mike Allen
Bob Kuhlman
Peach Reynolds
 

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Austinites In U.S. Womens Mid-Amateur

Anna Morales and Nancy Kromar are off to Asheville, North Carolina to participate in the 27th U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship being held at Biltmore Forest Country Club October 5-10.  To follow their progress during the tournament click here.

Morales, who is originally from Lima, Peru played college golf at Duke University.  She has qualified for the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur on several previous occasions. 

Kromar, who just returned from the U.S. Women's Senior Amateur, is a long time Austin golfer and supporter of women's golf in Austin.

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