Monday, March 13, 2006

Hollytree Defends TGA State Club Team Title

From the Texas Golf Association:

Defending Champion Hollytree Country Club overcame a five shot deficit to successfully defend its title and win the 2006 TGA State Club Team Championship. Darin Newhouse (70) and Reggie Howell (74) combined for an even par 144 that allowed the team from Tyler to edge past Cimarron Hills by one stroke. The TGA State Club Team is a 36 hole tournament played by the USGA State Team format with the low two scores of the three player team accounting for the team total each day.

The final result at Pine Dunes Resort and Golf Club in Frankston came down to the very end. Hollytree had already posted a 292 total and anxiously waited as the final groups completed play. Wayne Smith of Cimarron Hills in Georgetown found the water on 18, which lead to a double-bogey and a final round (76). His teammate, Grady Bruce, had posted a 71, which gave Cimarron Hills a second day score of 147 for a 293 total. Bruce ended up posting the lowest individual total (72-71=143).

Brook Hollow Country Club made a charge with a one over par final round of 145 (Artie Starr-72 and Billy McBee-73) for a third place finish two shots back. First round leader Dallas CC struggled to a final round 156 to fall well back into the field.

Full results are available here.

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