One regional tournament wrapped up yesterday, while another big one is on the way this weekend.
STPGA Assistants Championship
The Southern Texas PGA held its Assistants Championship at Tradition Course at Cypresswood Golf Club in Spring. It was scheduled for two rounds, but rain shortened it to just one. The top four finishers advance to the TaylorMade/adidas Golf PGA Assistant Professional Championship, Oct. 26-29, 2006, on the North Course of PGA Golf Club at the Reserve in Port Saint Lucie, Fla. Those top four finishers were:
Brad Lardon, Austin, 64
Chip Craig, Kingwood, 68
Randy Jones, San Antonio, 69
Brandt Kieschnick, Huntsville, 70
TGA State Mid-Am Match Play
The Texas Golf Association's State Mid-Am Match Play tees off on Thursday and continues through July 30 at Bent Tree Country Club in Dallas. The tournament is open to male amateur golfers who turn 25 by the the tournament start date, have a current USGA Handicap index of 5.4 or less, and belong to a club that is a member of the Texas Golf Association.
The 90-player field is headed by defending champion Steve Gill of Sugar Land. Following 36 holes of stroke play on Thursday and Friday, the top 16 advance to match play. The semifinals and finals are played on Sunday.