Monday, October 02, 2006

Bi-State Pair Wins State Senior Four Ball Title

Congratulations to Garry Kirwan of McKinney and Jerry Hudgins of Houston on pairing to win the Texas Golf Association's 2006 State Senior Four Ball championship. The Ryder Cup format of Four Ball, as a reminder, is played by 2-person teams, each golfer playing his own ball, and using the one low score of the teammates on each hole.

The tournament was played on the Fazio Course at Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco. Here is the report from the TGA:

Garry Kirwan of McKinney and Jerry Hudgins of Houston went wire to wire to capture their first TGA State Senior Four Ball title. The consistent ball striking of Kirwan & Hudgins allowed them to stay out of harm's way the entire tournament and capture a 2- stroke victory over Larry Trowell and Si Harris, both of The Colony.

Kirwan & Hudgins made 19 birdies, one eagle and just one bogey on their way to victory. Harris and Trowell rallied late with a birdie on the 16th hole to close within one shot heading into the final two holes. However, Hudgins' clutch third shot into the par-5 18th hole to about five feet put the pressure solely on the team of Harris and Trowell to make birdie at the last. Both Harris and Trowell missed their birdie attempts, however, on the final hole, leaving Hudgins two putts for the victory.

Finishing in sole possession of third place was the team of Lloyd Hughes of Dallas and Mike Hopson of Lufkin who finished with a solid round of 68.

The 36-hole leaders in the Handicap division, Bob Dyer and Jimmy Dunn of Longview, completed their wire-to-wire victory by shooting a spectacular final round score of net 63, to capture their first TGA title. Leading the charge from the pack was the team of Bill Thomas and Eddie Bock of Dallas, firing a net 60 in the final round to tie Dyer and Dunn at the end of 54 holes. Dyer and Dunn ultimately take the title through a scorecard playoff. Finishing in third place was the team of Bob Romero and Scott Jordan, both of Irving.
Full field results can be found on the TXGA State Senior Four Ball tournament page.

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