Monday, July 24, 2006

Doughtie Wins Third West Texas Amateur

Tom Doughtie of Amarillo blistered The Rawls Course in Lubbock with a final-round 63 - a new course record - to win the Texas Golf Association West Texas Amateur Championship for the third time on Sunday. Jody Vasquez of Aledo was the Senior Division winner.

Here is the report from the TGA:

Lubbock, TX – Two-time West Texas Amateur Champion Tom Doughtie of Amarillo sat tied for the lead with 2005 Champion Trey Todd of Abilene after 36 holes, setting up a final-round shootout that will be remembered for years to come.

Doughtie came out the gate swinging with birdies on holes one, two, three and nine to shoot a front nine of four under par 32. Kevin Doskocil of Hillsboro was only one shot back heading into the final round and was up to the challenge, matching Doughtie’s front-nine 32 with one of his own.

The two traded birdies during the final nine holes, which included eight birdies and an eagle between the two. Doskocil’s eagle came on the demanding 499-yard par four fourteenth hole where he holed out his second shot from 199 yards, which vaulted him into a tie for the lead with Doughtie.

However, Doughtie would not be denied his third West Texas title, with birdies on the final two holes to claim the championship. Doughtie’s final two birdies not only claimed him the West Texas Amateur title but also allowed him to set a new course record of 9-under par 63. Doskocil’s spectacular final round of eight under par 64 would have tied the old course record.

Senior Division - 36-hole leader Jody Vasquez of Aledo continued his fine play in the final round, never opening the door to his fellow competitors. Posting two rounds of 2-under par 70, Vasquez continued his solid ball striking and opened his final round with a 1-under par 35 on the front side. Vasquez’s two closest competitors, Mickey
Jones of Odessa and Dee Johnston of North Richland Hills, couldn’t apply any pressure, each shooting 37s on the front side.

Vasquez coasted to victory by firing a 1-over par 37 on his final nine, allowing him to capture his first West Texas Senior Amateur Championship title. Chuck Bubany of Lubbock successfully defended his super senior title by shooting a impressive 1-over par 73 in the final round, leaving him tied with Bob Twaddell of Houston at the end
of 54 holes. In sudden death, Bubany defeated Twaddell with a solid par on the first hole.

Notable - Raul Lemus of Mission made a hole in one on the par-3 third hole from 158 yards. His ace was the third in as many days of competition. On Friday, Ryan Finn of Irving, also aced the third hole. On Saturday, Kenneth Beebe of Lubbock, aced the sixth hole.
Complete results are available on the TGA Web site.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please refrain from using profanity or insulting other commenters your comments. Use common sense; in other words: Play nice! Thanks.