Hartenstein And Beaman Win At Austin Senior Men’s

Beth Cleckler & Chris Hartenstein

Beth Cleckler & Chris Hartenstein

Chris Hartenstein won the Austin Men’s Senior Championship by three shots with rounds of 69-72 at Morris Williams Golf Course.  Hartenstein posted five birdies and two bogeys in his first round along with three birdies and three bogies in his second round.  Hartenstein also captured this championship in 2013, the first year he was eligible to play in this championship.

The win also advanced Hartenstein to second place in the senior category of  the Austin Amateur Golf Rankings, which are used to determine the members of the Austin team for the Rudy’s I-35 Cup.   With only one event remaining in the points race, it was a timely win for Hartenstein.

2015 Seniors Division

2015 Seniors Division

Marshall Hinton finished in second place with an even par total.   Hinton posted rounds of 73-71 and played steadily throughout the tournament with with nine hole s scores of 36-37-35-36.   Hinton is in the back row in the white shirt.   Click on the photo to enlarge it and use the back button to return to the text.

Defending champion Gene Black, who has played well all season, finished one shot behind Hinton at one over par.  Black is the current leader in the senior division of the AAG points race and will be on the Rudy’s Cup Austin team.   Mark Baldree also finished tied for third with Black at one over par.   He is second from the left in the photo.

See the full field scores at this link.

Beth Cleckler & Jamie Beaman - 2015 Super Senior Champ.

Beth Cleckler & Jaime Beaman – 2015 Super Senior Champ.

Jaime Beaman 71-69 to win the Super Senior Category by two shots over Steve Wood.  Beaman posted nines of 35-36-35-34 in route to his victory.   Beaman played golf for the University of Texas under coach George Hannon and spent many afternoons practicing and playing at Morris Williams when he was on the team.

Beaman’s golf has been somewhat limited this year due to the closure of Austin Country Club for a restoration project.  Austin Country Club will reopen for play on November 1st.  It will also be the site for the 2016 World Golf Championship match play tournament.

2015 Super Seniors

2015 Super Seniors

Jim Thomas finished tied for third with Billy Clagett.  Thomas also plays at ACC and has had limited playing this year.  This tournament marks the return of Billy Clagett to competition.  Clagett has suffered from a left thumb injury over the last couple of years which as prevented him from playing very well.  It is great to see him back in action.

Thanks to all the staff at Morris Williams Golf Course for hosting the event and running a good tournament.  The course was in excellent condition and the players enjoyed the competition.

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